Boissonneault selected as general manager for The Inn at Elon

Francine Boissonneault brings to the new boutique hotel and event space more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry.  

Elon University and Charlestowne Hotels, the company that will manage The Inn at Elon, a new on-campus hotel, have appointed Francine Boissonneault to serve as general manager.

Boissonneault comes to the new boutique hotel and event space with more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having served most recently as the general manager of the DoubleTree by Hilton in Raleigh, N.C.

Boissonneault will begin building the leadership team for The Inn at Elon when she begins her new role on Sept. 11. The hotel, now under construction adjacent to the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business on North O’Kelly Avenue, is expected to open in January 2020.

The inn’s 80 rooms will include 10 suites along with 70 rooms with king- and queen-sized beds. Amenities will include a restaurant and lounge, ballroom, a multipurpose conference room, fitness room and outdoor gathering spaces. A dedicated parking lot will be located next to the inn.

The Inn at Elon will be open to the public and available for business meetings and retreats as well as family celebrations such as weddings, reunions and holiday parties. The Inn at Elon will begin taking reservations in September. Details about the new hotel can be found at:

Boissonneault was previously executive director for The Chesterfield Hotel, a luxury boutique property in Palm Beach, Florida. She rose to that position after serving in various roles including concierge, dining room supervisor, assistant general manager and general manager.

As general manager at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Boissonneault managed 50 employees and supervised eight managers. During her nearly three years at the helm, among other accomplishments she ensured the success of the conversion of the hotel to a Hilton property.

Boissonneault studied business at the University of Quebec, Montreal.