Through a corporate culture that fosters employee development and retention, knowledge
sharing, mutual respect and trust, we have attracted and retained the best talent
in the hospitality industry. Our principals are seasoned real estate practitioners
with decades of collective experience in the acquisition, development, management
and disposition of hotel properties – across multiple product types and markets,
the full range of investment structures, and all phases of the real estate cycle.
Working together with our staff of nearly 700 dedicated associates, we are committed
to creating value by exceeding the expectations of our customers and clients.
“From the senior levels at Chartwell down to the region support and general
managers, Chartwell has a wealth of hospitality management knowledge. This history
and understanding of the business aids them significantly in opening great hotels.”
Gregory Blackwell, Sr. Manager
Owner and Franchise Services
Marriott International, Inc.
Co founded Chartwell Hospitality with Rob Schaedle in 2003. Formerly the founder and Chairman of Equity Inns, Inc. a publicly traded (NYSE) Real Estate Investment Trust. McNeill founded Equity Inns in 1993 with 8 hotels worth $44 million and grew the company to 132 hotels and sold it in October 2007 for 2.2 Billion to an affiliate of Goldman Sachs. The exceptional success and timing of this sale, at the very peak of the market cycle, when prices were highest, is an example of the extensive expertise, experience, and proven track record of Phil McNeill as leader of Chartwell. It also reflects the core strategy and unique depth of capabilities that McNeill and Schaedle have created with Chartwell.
Founded Chartwell Hospitality LLC in 2003 when he acquired five of seven of Schaedle Worthington Hyde's hotel portfolio. Mr. Schaedle brought 120 employees of SWH to Chartwell to operate the company and its hotels. Mr. Schaedle continues to develop Chartwell Hospitality into a prominent owner/operator of high quality branded limited service hotels. Since the original acquisition, Chartwell and partners have sold one hotel and have acquired or built thirty other hotels. Currently, Chartwell Hospitality has approximately 817 employees.
Prior to forming Chartwell Hospitality LLC, Mr. Schaedle co-founded Schaedle Worthington Hyde Properties L.P. "SWH" in 1991. During Mr. Schaedle's tenure at SWH the company developed or acquired in excess of 10,000 apartment units and seven hotels. Since inception in 1991, SWH has completed transactions with a value of approximately $600,000,000. Apartment communities developed by Mr. Schaedle have won numerous awards and have been featured in consumer and trade magazines. In addition, the Comfort Inn in Destin, the first hotel developed by Mr. Schaedle, was voted the 2002 "Inn of the Year" for Choice Hotels. The Red Roof Inn in Palm Harbor, Florida was voted "Franchise of the Year" for the rehabilitation and performance of the property in 2001.
Prior to forming SWH, Mr. Schaedle was a Division Partner at Trammell Crow Residential from 1984-1991. He was responsible for the operation of the Tennessee Division. In this capacity, Mr. Schaedle developed in excess of 5,000 apartment units in Tennessee. He was responsible for the operations of the Tennessee Division which encompassed development, construction and management operations.
Joined Rob Schaedle when he formed the new Chartwell Hospitality Management Company in October 2003. Kevin began at Schaedle Worthington Hyde Properties in 2001 as the General Manager of a 280 room Hawthorn Suites. He was soon promoted to Area Manager and then to Vice President of Hotel's in 2003. Prior to his role at SWH, Kevin spent twelve successful years with Marriott International in General Manager positions with various Fairfield Inn and Courtyard properties. During his Marriott tenure, Kevin was the General Manager of the Fairfield Inn Training Inn, Lead General Manager for the State of Tennessee, Chairman of the Business Council, and opening General Manager of the award-winning Nashville Downtown Courtyard. Kevin is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Hotel Restaurant Administration.
Bill brought twenty-three years of financial experience from the real estate industry to the Chartwell team including involvement in three start-up companies. His experience ranges from hospital and office construction to multi-family and retail development working for companies such as Trammell Crow Residential, SWH Development, and GBT Realty. Bill is a graduate of Lipscomb University and has a Masters of Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University
Don joined Chartwell Hospitality LLC as a Regional Manager and has been with Chartwell since the founding of the company. He began his hotel career with Vista Host where he served for sixteen years as General Manager and Area Manager of several award winning hotels. Don assisted with task force and training operations and was awarded General Manager of the year in 1994. After leaving Vista Host, Don joined S&W Management shortly before joining Rob Schaedle with Schaedle Worthington and Hyde. During his time with SWH, Don managed three Hampton Inns and one Comfort Inn as an Area Manager and was awarded General Manager of the Year in 2001. Don currently oversees hotels throughout Chartwell Hospitality’s portfolio and works out of the corporate office in Franklin, Tennessee. Don’s strongest attribute is his ability to work with owners and operators to manage and develop successful hotels.
David Yakes joined Chartwell Hospitality in November 2010, as its newest Regional Manager with primary responsibility for their full service hotels. Dave brings with him 25 years of hospitality experience and a strong background in full service operations to include such brands as Hilton, Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Radisson, Holiday Inn, and Crowne Plaza. Prior to joining Chartwell Hospitality, Dave started his career with Winegardner & Hammons working his way through various departments understanding the fundamentals of the hotel business. He joined Humphrey Hospitality in 1995 as the General Manager of the Comfort Inn Beacon Marina in Solomon’s Island, MD where he soon took on the role of Regional Director of Operations before becoming Vice President of Operations. After leaving Humphrey Hospitality, Dave joined Carlson Hotels Worldwide as Regional Brand Business Director overseeing several Radisson franchised hotels consulting on sales, operations, and brand standards. In 2006, Dave joined Westmont Hospitality as General Manager of the 414 room Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center – Omaha, NE and also assumed the role of Regional Director of Operations overseeing four additional hotels. In 2008, he was promoted to Corporate Director of Operations overseeing fourteen full service hotels throughout the United States. Dave is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and has a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Angela Bell joined Chartwell Hospitality in February 2008, as the General Manager of the Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando near Universal. She was promoted to a Lead General Manager in 2011, and in January 2012, Angela was promoted to Regional Manager for a variety of hotels in the Mississippi, Arkansas, and Florida markets. Angela is a native of Pensacola, FL where she started her hospitality career 23 years ago. Prior to joining Chartwell Hospitality, She worked with Vista Host, Dimension Development, Noble Investment Group and Interstate hotels. Her brand experience includes Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites, Embassy Suites, Crowne Plaza, Sheraton hotels, and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott. Angela has held positions in both sales and operations, with the majority of years with the Hilton Brand hotels. Angela's greatest attributes are driving results by being creative and innovative through a streamlined process. She finds personal achievement in watching others grow, through time invested with each. Angela's degree was in Business Management from the University of West Florida, with additional coursework in Psychology/Sociology.
Jerry joined the Chartwell Hospitality team in February 2006. A graduate of Stockton State University in Pomona, New Jersey, Jerry brings twenty-seven years of experience in the hotel accounting discipline to the executive team. Jerry began his career as an Assistant Controller for Brigantine Inn Limited in New Jersey. He has held various Controller positions throughout the Northeast including the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia and the Sheraton – West Atlantic City. In 1995, Jerry was appointed Assistant Controller for the Royal Sonesta Hotel and later was promoted to Controller of the Pontchartrain Hotel in New Orleans. Prior to joining Chartwell Hospitality, Jerry worked as a Regional Controller for the Expotel Hospitality Services, LLC in New Orleans, LA.
Amy brought twelve years of Marriott experience to Chartwell Hospitality. She has a passion for proactive sales and began her hospitality career with Marriott International in Atlanta, Georgia in sales for Residence Inn. After working her way up the sales ladder, Amy spent two years in operations as a General Manager. Amy moved home to Tennessee to develop Marriott's multi-brand sales force in Nashville selling for up to fourteen properties. Residence Inn "Sales Manager of the Year" and "Marriott's Multi-Property/Multi-Brand Leader of The Year and Team of the Year" are two of the many awards she received throughout her tenure with Marriott. Her strengths are in relationship building, training, and systems. Amy is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee with a degree in Business Administration.
Scott began his career with Chartwell Hospitality in 2005 as the Area Chief Engineer for the Destin, Florida market. Since that time, Scott was promoted to Regional Chief Engineer overseeing twenty-eight hotel maintenance departments alongside Kevin Green and the regional managers on renovations and new openings. Scott received his Universal Refrigerant Certification and is CPO certified. During his twenty-two year maintenance career, Scott worked with Drexel Heritage Furniture as a Journeyman Maintenance Electrician over three furniture plants before joining SWH Properties in the mid-90’s as a Maintenance Supervisor. He received the Maintenance Supervisor of the Year Award along with several other awards over the past fifteen years with SWH and Chartwell Hospitality.
Scott Kendall began working extensively with Rob Schaedle in large scale residential development & acquisitions twenty-four years ago, first at Trammell Crow Residential and then later at Schaedle Worthington Hyde. Scott has extensive additional experience in large scale residential and commercial development, more recently with The Beach Company in Charleston, South Carolina, and with Trammell Crow Residential in Chicago, Ohio, and Tennessee. Scott has a Masters Degree in Real Estate Development and Investment from the University of Wisconsin Real Estate Program in 1986 under Dr. James A. Graaskamp.
Ron has worked for Chartwell Hospitality since 2008. He is responsible for managing the operating systems and overseeing all aspects of accounting, financial analysis, and reporting. From January 1997 to December 2007, he was the Vice President, Controller, Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer of Equity Inns, Inc., a publicly owned, self advised real estate investment trust, which was acquired by Goldman Sach’s Whitehall Fund in 2007 for $2.2Billion. From October 1994 to December 1996, he was the Controller and Director of Financial Reporting for McNeill Hotel Company, the predecessor of Equity Inns. In addition, Ron was employed as Secretary, Treasurer and Controller of Wall Street Deli, Inc. a publicly owned delicatessen company and prior to that, Ron was a Certified Public Accountant with the national accounting firm, Coopers & Lybrand from 1970 to 1977. Ron has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1972.
Will joined Chartwell Hospitality’s team in January of 2008. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management and Business. He has also passed the licensing exam for TN Residential, Industrial, and Commercial construction. From 2008-2010, Will exclusively worked on the day to day construction management processes for new projects. He currently works on hotel site and property acquisitions, underwriting, and the development/renovation processes of Chartwell’s projects.