Gavin Philipp receives award from Charleston Regional Business Journal

Charlestowne Hotels is proud to announce that Gavin Philipp, Regional Director of Operations, has been selected as a 2015 Forty Under 40 winner by the Charleston Regional Business Journal, nominated by members of the Charleston community. Since 1998, this elite 40 has been comprised of people under 40 years of age who have excelled in the professional arena and in community involvement.

“Gavin was an obvious choice for our company’s nomination,” says Michael W. Tall, President and COO for Charlestowne Hotels. “Although he has only been with us for two years, his skills have proven to be invaluable to the growth and success of the company.”

Gavin’s duties include, but are not limited to, oversight of general managers, operations, revenue management, and marketing for multiple hotels. Some of these include the award winning French Quarter Inn and Sewanee Inn, as well as the soon to open Spectator Hotel in Charleston’s Historic District. Gavin is also an avid traveler, and has visited many destinations throughout Africa and Europe. He was previously named to Who’s Who in the Hospitality Industry by Cambridge and received two Manager of the Year recognitions during his time with Destination Hotels and Resorts. He is a member of the Wheeling Jesuit University Alumni Association, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and currently serves as a volunteer for the West Ashley Greenway.

A panel of judges chose the winners among the nominees that would be named to the 2015 class of Forty Under 40. This group of 40 individuals will be recognized at the Forty Under 40 event on Thursday, August 20. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Alhambra Hall in Mount Pleasant, SC.


Founded in 1980, Charlestowne Hotels is a leading full-service hospitality management company offering innovative expertise in hotel development, operational controls, marketing management, revenue optimizationand financial reporting. Regarded as one of the top hotel management companies in the U.S., Charlestowne Hotels leads its properties to consistently achieve RevPAR growth nearly double the national average. The brand offers a robust portfolio of properties around the country, from independent hotels and resorts to franchised properties and condos. By employing a proficient management style that hones in on the guest experience, Charlestowne Hotels drives its properties to regularly receive prestigious industry accolades such as Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List and Readers’ Choice Awards, Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards for “Top City Hotels in the Continental U.S.,” and “Top 100 Best Hotels in the World,” as well as maintain top standings on TripAdvisor. For more information please visit

Posted on July 1, 2015

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