Howard Letts

General Manager, The Vendue


In 2019, Howard Letts joined Avocet as the General Manager of The Vendue. He is originally from Parsippany, NJ and has been a Charleston resident for more than 20 years. Howard studied at the University of Konstanz in Germany and holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration – Marketing/International Business from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA.

Howard brings 25+ years of experience from his time as Director of Sales & Marketing, Director of Food & Beverage, General Manager, Project Manager and Asset Manager within the luxury hotel market. He specializes in operating boutique/lifestyle properties, which have included opening both The Restoration on King in downtown Charleston, SC and The Collector in St. Augustine, FL.

When Howard is not working he enjoys spending time with his two grown daughters, which he proudly raised as a single father, as well as enjoying Charleston’s wonderful food scene.  

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