Coury Hospitality Appoints General Manager and Director of Sales for Hotel Carmichael, a Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel in Carmel, Indiana

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February 2020

Coury Hospitality announces the appointment of Jamie Hopwood as general manager and Zach Tharp as director of sales for the soon-to-open Hotel Carmichael, a Marriott Autograph Collection hotel in Carmel, Indiana. The 122-room hotel located at One Carmichael Square is owned by CCC Boutique Hotel, LLC and managed by Coury Hospitality of Kansas City, Missouri.

Jamie Hopwood brings 25 years of hospitality experience to his new role as opening general manager of the immersive boutique hotel. Previously, Hopwood was general manager of high-end boutique hotels in Beaver Creek, Colorado for RockResorts and Vail Resorts Lodging. In addition to his general manager roles, Hopwood has been vice-president of operations for Arbor Lodging and has spent 10 years with White Lodging and seven years with Marriott International. As an eight-year resident of Carmel, Indiana, he is excited to be involved in this inspiring project that will create an exciting crossroad of community and culture.

Zach Tharp brings 25 years of hotel sales experience, previously as opening director of sales and marketing for the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Downtown Indianapolis. He also brings experience as regional director of sales for Crestline Hotels, vice-president of sales for Arbor Lodging and area director of sales for Pillar Hotels. Tharp is thrilled about the opportunity to manage the entire sales effort for such a unique and special property that ties music and storytelling together.

For more information or to contact the Hotel Carmichael, Autograph Collection please call directly at 844-221-2262, or visit

About Hotel Carmichael

Hotel Carmichael in downtown Carmel is an architectural masterpiece designed to inspire a journey through history with all the modern-day amenities a traveler desires. Hotel Carmichael delivers a distinguished hospitality experience perfect for the discerning traveler. The downtown Carmel hotel is blooming as a point of cultural and creative discovery in the heart of the center of Carmel and along the Monon Trail. This greater Indianapolis hotel offers modern accommodations located next to The Palladium, one of the greatest music halls of its time. Acclaimed dining, refined meeting spaces, and thoughtful details like live music daily will define your experience at Hotel Carmichael. With stories to tell, Hotel Carmichael is set to surprise, entertain, and inspire with a storybook experience. Whether you are here for business or pleasure, this stunning hotel in downtown Carmel will ensure a restful and memorable experience.

About Coury Hospitality

Founded in 1999, Coury Hospitality is a hospitality management company skilled in every facet of hotel, restaurant, venue operations and development. Known for historic renovations, exceptional guest service and new curated build design and construction, Coury Hospitality employs cutting-edge management techniques ranging from accounting and revenue management to e-commerce and asset management to transform buildings new and old into world-class, full-service boutique hotels that deliver unforgettable travel and dining experiences. Currently, Coury Hospitality operates a total of six, AAA four-diamond properties: Ambassador Kansas City, Ambassador Oklahoma City, Ambassador Tulsa, Ambassador Wichita, the Colcord Oklahoma City and Vast Restaurant. Coury Hospitality also successfully operates Elliot Park Hotel (Minneapolis) and Hotel Metro (Milwaukee).  Several more hotel projects are underway in Carmel and Indianapolis, IN, as well in Grapevine, TX, and Amarillo, TX. For more information, visit