CEO & Founder
The Student Hotel
Charlie is the founder and CEO of The Student Hotel, a company with strong core values reflecting inclusiveness, unity and social responsibility. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Charlie started working on building sites at the age of 16. By 25 he had bought a small student housing company in the UK. He redeveloped the assets and eventually sold the company 10 years later. In 2005 he moved to Amsterdam and created The Student Hotel with a mission to develop and operate 5,000 student beds within Benelux. Today this mission has been increased to 15,000 rooms by 2020.