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Press Release - Hotel Earl Officially Open

Charlevoix, Michigan, September 24, 2020.

Located in the heart of downtown Charlevoix, Hotel Earl of Charlevoix has officially opened its doors today, setting a new standard for Northern Michigan hospitality.

Silva Property Management purchased and developed the property. The design team encompassed northern Michigan experts in the hospitality industry. These include KLK Design, Shoreline Architecture and Hotel Investment Services, Inc.

Hotel Investment Services Inc (HIS), a Michigan based hotel management company is excited to announce the long-awaited opening. Fresh from a recent redesign, Hotel Earl of Charlevoix - named after original architect, Earl Young, is a trendy boutique hotel with a chic and inviting vibe. More than a hotel, this mid-century modern getaway offers a nod to vintage history with a contemporary ambiance and a convenient location just steps from Round Lake and in the heart of Downtown Charlevoix.

The original hotel, known as Earl Young’s Weathervane Lodge, was built in 1959. Young constructed homes in the mid-century modern era of architecture and is known for his construction of Charlevoix Mushroom Homes, Boulder Park, and Boulder Manor.

The design team was very passionate about preserving much of the original architecture and details while incorporating new elements designed to emulate Young’s original concept.

The hotel will continue to be owned by Paul and Jennie Silva. They will remain active in the oversight of the property. Paul Silva said, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue the legacy of this property and am proud that we were able to embrace the origins of this hotel while creating a modern showpiece destination.” Mr. Silva added “The hotel was designed to be a social hub for visitors and locals alike. The hotel will provide guests an unexpected yet authentic Northern Michigan experience.”

The hotel's 56 thoughtfully appointed guestrooms include the Earl Suite, the largest, most prized suite located on the third floor boasts a large balcony overlooking Michigan Ave with views of Round Lake. This space is designed for socializing with more than 1,500 square feet of living space featuring a bedroom, a full kitchen, a washer/dryer, two bathrooms, a large balcony and a living room with a fireplace.

Interior design elements include the use of live edge wood featured throughout the building including headboards, boardroom table and lobby communal tables. Custom millwork is showcased in the lobby bar area and vestibule providing a warm earthy character. Guestrooms feature bold quartz countertops, vintage, old-style Victrola Bluetooth radios, statement décor including hand painted murals by local artist Kris Beemsterboer and modern pops of color which embrace the origins of this stunning property.

Other stand-out features include a sophisticated boardroom and enhanced fitness center. The lobby wine bar will feature trendy hand-crafted cocktails and an extensive Michigan craft beer selection. Locally sourced pastries and a Higher Grounds signature Hotel Earl coffee blend will be served for the hotel’s continental breakfast. Coming soon will be the spectacular rooftop deck, indoor pool and outdoor hot tub.

 “We are delighted to add Hotel Earl of Charlevoix to our collection of independent and branded properties,” said HIS CEO, Ron Wilson. “The property will soon set the new standard of hospitality in Northern Michigan and we are excited to be part of this journey.”



Hotel Earl of Charlevoix

120 Michigan Avenue

Charlevoix, MI   49720

Tel: 231-547-6565


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Hotel Investment Services, Inc. (HIS)

3150 Livernois, Suite 260

Troy, MI 48083

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About Hotel Earl of Charlevoix:

Hotel Earl of Charlevoix is located just North of the Charlevoix Bascule bridge, steps away from boutique shopping and dining in downtown Charlevoix. The hotel welcomes groups and special event celebrations and offers a shuttle to many local event venues. Ideal for vacations, couples’ getaways, corporate retreats and group holidays, all 56 of our guest rooms and suites are appointed with plush beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, personal refrigerators, Kuerig coffee makers, safes, lighted makeup mirrors and Beekman 1802 bath amenities.

About Hotel Investment Services, Inc. (HIS):

HIS encompasses a diverse portfolio of elegant boutique hotels, award winning resorts, franchised full-service and limited service hotels, independent hotels and banquet facilities. The company is an approved operator for Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and IHG hotel. Services include: Hotel Management, Design, Development, Sales and Marketing, Revenue Management, Hospitality Consulting, Feasibility Studies and Culinary Consulting. The company’s mission is to provide employee training and growth, exceptional guest experiences while providing strong financial returns for owners.


Tawnya Johnson

HIS Senior Vices President Sales and Marketing


Tel: 248-689-4110 Ext. 127

Cell: 248-797-9235