Founder and CEO at The Student Hotel


Charlie MacGregor is a Scottish entrepreneur, CEO and founder of The Student Hotel, and co-founder of NGO Movement on the Ground.

Being involved in student accommodation for several years in the UK, Charlie identified a gap in the market in the Netherlands. In 2006 he founded The Student Hotel in Amsterdam and it evolved as a co-living, co-working hybrid hospitality model that caters for students, business and leisure travellers and short stay guests. The hotel chain and co-working space now have 12 hotels in five countries.

Under Charlie’s leadership, The Student Hotel has been acknowledged by Deloitte as one of 51 best managed companies in the Netherlands 2017-18 and has achieved Gold status, having been included for more than four years. The chain is currently investing €1.8bn in its international growth strategy and plans to plans to have 65 hotels properties operational, under construction or planned in European cities in the next five years.

MacGregor is also a co-founder and member of Movement on the Ground, a not-for-profit foundation responding to the global refugee crisis.

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