Author Bio
HNN columnist

With a career that spans two decades, Gavin Philipp has successfully managed and operated some of the best-known hotels across the country, including properties in Vail, Charleston, Boston, Miami, Austin, Houston and Washington D.C. Since 2013, Philipp has been a vital component of the Charlestowne Operations Team, overseeing various flagship properties in the company’s hometown of Charleston, SC. It was under his leadership that The Spectator Hotel was awarded the coveted title of Travel + Leisure’s Number 1 hotel in the US. Since then, Philipp has become an integral leader of countless special projects and business development needs, including the operational management of the company’s adaptive reuse projects. From restoring a turn of the century steel mill into The Foundry Hotel in Asheville, NC to reimagining a mid-century bank as Nashville, TN’s Fairlane Hotel, Gavin offers a range of expertise that allows him to optimize and unify the efforts of his team and partners.