CHARLESTON, South Carolina—Charlestowne Hotels announced the opening of the Little Mod Hotel in Charlottesville, Virginia. Adjacent to the University of Virginia (UVA) grounds, a revitalized 1960s building is home to the 20-room hotel.
One of Charlestowne’s latest development projects, the management company’s in-house creative team worked with developers and designers to conceptualize a hotel brand and eatery. Designed for the modern traveler with a penchant for experiences, Little Mod’s 15 guestrooms have record players, retro bath tile, and mid-century furniture. For guests looking to settle in and stay awhile, five apartment-style suites offer kitchens, workspace, a sitting area, and an en-suite bathroom.
“We love the opportunity that comes with building a hotel brand,” says Kyle Hughey, CEO of Charlestowne Hotels. “Little Mod is a prime example of our in-house creative team developing an unexpected offering in a city characterized by tradition.”
The hotel’s airstream-style food truck, The Mod Pod, is run by chef Tyler Andrews, who designed this experience to serve food with sophistication at affordable prices. The Mod Pod joins Charlestowne’s expanding portfolio of 35+ F&B outlets, including its first stand-alone dining concept, Gingerline, which opened last year in Charleston, South Carolina.
“Little Mod is a small but mighty hotel in Charlottesville, and we wanted our culinary experience to reflect that,” says Anthony Langan, vice president of food and beverage at Charlestowne Hotels. “The Mod Pod brings together locals and guests through its accessible, outdoor offerings, while the casual spin we place on more elevated dishes injects a bit of playfulness back into dining.”
As Charlestowne’s third Virginia-based property, Little Mod Hotel joins Oakhurst Inn and The Bristol Hotel in the management company’s growing portfolio. Other recent additions include Hotel Verdant in Racine, Wisconsin, and The H Hotel in Midland, Michigan.