OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA — March 9, 2022 — Experienced hoteliers Sam Selvi and Charles Williams are recruited to lead the new executive team at the Hyatt Centric Old Town Alexandria – one of the city’s newest, boutique lifestyle hotels that quietly opened during COVID. Selvi led Washington D.C.’s ARC HOTEL as General Manager for seven months before assuming his position in Old Town Alexandria, while Williams joined the team as Director of Sales and Marketing following his extensive experience with prolific hotel groups including Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons, and Ritz-Carlton.

Selvi shares,

“Along with the excitement of leading one of Alexandria’s newest hotels, I am thrilled to embark on this journey alongside Williams. Together, we will bring a new energy to the hotel to create authentic Alexandria experiences for every guest. With Martha’s letter to George Washington wallpapered in guest rooms and our property’s prime location on King Street, guests are seamlessly immersed in Alexandria’s rich history and vibrant culture in every aspect of their stay.”

“Our property is designed as a launchpad for adventure. Steps beyond our lobby, guests have easy access to 200+ bars and restaurants and Old Town’s top destinations where they can dine al-fresco, stroll along the waterfront and disconnect from the bustle of city life. After a long day of adventures, standout amenities including Drybar Buttercup salon-quality blow dryers, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an expansive lobby bar and restaurant are there to round out every guest experience.”


“In true Alexandria fashion, we chose to curate our design and artwork to reflect Old Town’s charming culture, especially leaning into the fact that we are a top destination for dog-lovers,” Williams shares. “We want our guests to experience our city through the lens of a local –– even if just for a day.”


Hyatt Centric Old Town Alexandria’s brand-new leadership team is uniquely poised to bring the lifestyle hotel to the Alexandria market. Using the hotel as a launchpad for discovery, Sam Selvi and Charles Williams look forward to inspiring their team to ultimately serve guests.

To learn more about Hyatt Centric Old Town Alexandria visit Hyatt Centric Old Town Alexandria or call +1 703 548 1050. Learn more about Hyatt Centric here.

About Sam Selvi, General Manager

As a native of Turkey, Sam’s interest in hospitality goes back to his early adolescence, when he spent extensive time helping family hotels and restaurants during summer breaks. Upon relocating to the United States, Sam formally started his career in hospitality as a dishwasher, from where he grew through the ranks to become an award-winning General Manager. Before joining the Hyatt Centric Hotel in Old Town Alexandria, Sam continued to work his way up the ladder in management positions at various hotels. He learned that dreams do not become a reality overnight; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.

Sam holds a Master’s Degree in Business administration with a focus in Global Management. Sam enjoys taking day-cruises in the Chesapeake and exploring different countries in his free time.

About Charles Williams, Director of Sales and Marketing 

Prior to joining the Hyatt Centric, Charles was the Director of Global Sales for the Eastern Region of the United States for the Rocco Forte Hotel Group, a London-based boutique hotel brand with 13 hotels across Europe. There he was responsible for business development and lead generation for the brand.

Before that, Charles served as the Director of Sales for the Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC, where he led the sale efforts for the luxury hotel. Charles has also held various sales positions with Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons Hotels in Washington, DC, Miami, and New York.

Charles earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Auburn University. His love for travel and real estate occupy his free time, evidenced by his many passport stamps and work as a licensed Realtor in the D.C. metro area.