Butler Services

Acknowledged for above-and-beyond attentiveness, The Spectator is the only hotel in Charleston to provide personalized butler service for every guest. Passionate about offering impeccable Southern hospitality, our butlers pay attention to the unexpected details that elevate an enjoyable stay to an extraordinary experience.

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Meet Our Butlers

David Hood

David joined The Spectator as Head Butler in February 2016,
following a 15-year career in the casino industry in Atlantic City.
An oyster lover and poker player, he happily points arriving
guests in the direction of his favorite Charleston oyster bars,
plantations (Middleton Place), and attractions, including
the Edmondston-Alston House tour. He’s always
ready for a day at the beach with his family or dinner at
a new restaurant.

Chuck Cooper

A jack of all trades, Chuck is a self-described "Georgia boy"
who has sharpened his hospitality skills as a bartender,
concierge and tour guide. When he’s not enjoying a
Charleston-centic libation with his wife or on a trail
run with his beagle, Jelly Bean, he’s often encouraging
guests to strike out on a self-guided walking or cycling
tour of the city’s beautiful homes, churches and graveyards.

Michelle Smith

A native Charlestonian, Michelle delights in directing first-time
visitors to her home town’s hidden alleys, historic gardens,
and cobblestone streets. When she’s not sharing her insider
tips about local restaurants and favorite attractions with
Spectator guests, she’s logging countless hours as a committed
volunteer with community organizations that serve the city’s
less fortunate.

Alexander Altvater

A one-time naturalist at The Greyfield Inn in Georgia,
Alexander was raised in St. Louis and moved to
Charleston a year ago,  drawn by its nearby beaches,
hiking trails, and camping sites. He hit the ground
running as a butler, quickly building encyclopedic knowledge of
favorite local attractions like Ft. Sumter and Boone Hall.
If he’s not at The Spectator working hospitality magic,
there’s a good chance he’s working the New York Times
crossword puzzle.

Toby Cason

A bartender-turned-butler from North Charleston, Toby is
uniquely qualified to introduce the city to visitors of all ages,
having lived here for a total of 16 years as a child, teenager,
young adult and dad. He enjoys recommending his favorite
Charleston restaurants to guests, including 167 Raw and
Lewis BBQ, and believes no one gives a better walking tour
of Charleston than Mr. Skip Evans.