WOODSTOCK, VT – December 12, 2017—Charlestowne Hotels, a full-service hospitality management company, proudly welcomes The Shire Hotel in Woodstock, Vermont as one of the newest additions to the company’s expanding portfolio. The brand’s second management property in Vermont and fourth in the Northeast, The Shire’s addition further signifies Charlestowne Hotels’ rapid portfolio growth of independent hotels and resorts, franchised properties and condo-hotels across the country.
Built along the banks of the Ottauquechee River in 1963, The Shire is comprised of 43 guest rooms, most with beautiful panoramic river views, and tastefully outfitted with New England décor and charming antiques. An additional two-bedroom apartment features a spacious living room with gas fireplace, full bathroom, large kitchen and dining area with French doors opening to an open-air deck with countryside vistas. For larger groups, family getaways, or corporate retreats, up to six additional adjoining guest rooms can be added to apartment bookings. A tribute to the property’s natural surroundings, The Shire is committed to eco-responsibility, and maintains conservation efforts including the use of fresh rainwater collection barrels for irrigation and solar hot water system that generates over 32000 BTUs of heating capacity annually.
“Boutique property management is a passion point for our team and New England is ripe for opportunity,” said Michael Tall, president and chief operating officer of Charlestowne Hotels. “Our work with The Shire allows us to flex our muscles in this beloved destination, drawing upon a strong background in independent hospitality management and keen awareness for the evolving needs of today’s traveler to support the hotel’s growth and draw in new audiences.”
The Charlestowne Hotels team will oversee all full-service operations at The Shire, employing a hands-on focus including regular coaching and staff training to optimize day-to-day hotel management. Dedicated revenue managers will apply a comprehensive operating system for hotel finances to maximize revenue potential. Simultaneously, the Charlestowne Hotels marketing team will lead a brand development process to expand the hotel’s recognition among travelers, positioning the property as a pastoral retreat in today’s bustling world.