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The Colgate Inn
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The Colgate Inn will be under the management of Charlestowne Hotels starting July 1, 2018.

Current staff members of the inn will be invited to continue working as employees of Charlestowne Hotels.

The new agreement is a result of a thorough evaluation of options for future management of the inn. The university conducted this review as part of a continued effort to evaluate long-standing contracts to ensure that our friends, family, and neighbors are receiving the very best of what the market has to offer. The selection committee unanimously selected Charlestowne Hotels from a strong pool of applicants due to the company’s extremely successful experience in operating similar university-affiliated lodging destinations, and for their tailored, community-focused approach to hotel management.

“I want to thank members of the committee who reviewed the strong proposals that were submitted to operate the inn. We know that, under Charlestowne Hotels, Hamilton’s premier lodging destination will continue to make Colgate alumni, parents, and friends feel at home when they visit campus,” said Joseph Hope, Colgate vice president for finance and administration. “We are working closely with the Charlestowne team on a seamless transition. As a member of the local community, I am also confident that Charlestowne will ensure that residents of Hamilton will continue to feel at home at the inn whether enjoying lunch or dinner, a drink in the tavern or attending a function hosted by the inn and its caring staff.” Hope continued, “I would like to thank Ben Eberhardt for his management of the inn over several years.”

Founded in 1980, Charlestowne Hotels has a wealth of experience operating small inns and lodges, with a number of properties near college campuses, including: The Autumn Inn, Northampton, Mass., Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Ala., Inn at Carnall Hall, Fayetteville, Ark., The Abernathy, Clemson, S.C., The Inn at Elon, Elon, N.C., The Sewanee Inn, Sewanee Tenn., Deer Path Inn, Lake Forest, Ill., The Collector Inn & Gardens, St. Augustine, and the French Quarter Inn, Charleston, S.C.

Charlestowne Hotels regularly receive industry accolades on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List and Readers’ Choice Awards, Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, and top standings on TripAdvisor. Charlestowne properties are known for becoming cornerstones of pride in their respective communities.

“We are very thankful to have been selected by the university. From the beautiful geography of upstate New York to the inn’s affiliation with one of the nation’s top liberal arts schools, the Colgate Inn is a perfect reflection of the locale, the university, and is also a source of civic pride. The inn and the restaurant are important parts of Hamilton — and we are honored to have the opportunity to be a part of their story,” said Charlestowne President and Chief Operating Officer Michael W. Tall. “We pride ourselves on the quality of service we provide to the communities we join, and we especially look forward to welcoming Colgate Inn employees to our Charlestowne team.”

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