Founder and CEO, The Student Hotel
At the age of 25 Charlie purchased a student housing company in the UK. He redeveloped the assets and eventually sold the company 10 years later. In 2005, after moving to Amsterdam, Charlie created The Student Hotel together with the Carlyle Group. The mission was to develop and operate 5000 student beds within the Benelux.
The first project was opened in 2008 and despite the crisis Charlie acquired new projects in the following years. In 2012 The Student Hotel opened its first Dutch project followed in 2013 by the flagship Amsterdam project of 707 rooms. In 2014 The Student Hotel will add 800 rooms in Rotterdam and Den Haag.
All projects benefit from 100% occupancy from opening date and are operating successfully. In the coming 2 years The Student Hotel will open a further 6 projects in the Netherlands. The goal is to expand into the rest of Europe. Charlie is now looking for projects and partners to help us expand internationally.