Charles has gained national recognition as the
recipient of the "Designer Circle Award" sponsored by
Lodging and Hospitality Magazine for two consecutive
years. In 1986 he received the " Second Place" award
for "Best Guest Room Design" (Luxury category) for the
Spindrift Inn on Cannery Row, Monterey, California, and
in 1987 his work on the Hotel Pacific in historic Monterey
earned him the "First Place" award for "Best Guest Room
Design" (Luxury Category).
In February 1986, Charles' residential design work
was featured on the cover of the Metropolitan Home as
"Grand Winner" of the magazine's Annual Design
Competition. Charles' work has been featured in every
leading design and hotel management publication.
Additionally, his work was featured and given extensive
coverage in the 1990 publication CALIFORNIA DESIGN.
In 1989, Charles and his associates received the
Gold Key Award and the Designer Circle Award for "Best
Luxury Suite," acknowledging their work at the classic
Sorrento Hotel in Seattle, Washington. Yet another
"Gold Key Award" was bestowed upon Charles in 1991
for Best Luxury Suite for his work at the landmark
Huntington Hotel in San Francisco atop Nob Hill.
Charles is a native of Monterey Peninsula and
Carmel Valley, California. He received his Bachelor of
Arts in Art and Psychology from Fresno State University in
Fresno, California. Before launching his career as a
designer, Charles was a High School Fine Arts and
Spanish teacher in Monterey, California. He has traveled
extensively throughout the world and now lives in Las Vegas.