Wondering what hotels will house DNC’s VIPs? Look to these well-appointed properties for answers.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 3, 2012) – Hotels throughout the Charlotte region will be bustling during the 2012 DNC September 3 – 6. With more than 30,000 rooms across the region, hotels are in high demand for places delegates can rest their weary heads. Among those rooms are several coveted suites sure to house several of the DNC’s VIPs. Here’s a glimpse of some the most coveted accommodations across the region.
− The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte’s Presidential Suite boasts 2,900 square feet with panoramic views of Charlotte. The lucky guest who claims this room on the 16th floor also has access to a baby grand piano, Viking appliances and a study brimming with books on art, architecture and Charlotte. The only LEED Gold-certified Ritz in the world, the hotel’s innovative amenities include a bicycle valet, a vegetated roof with honeybee hives producing honey for the hotel and a spa featuring 100% organic products.
− Named for Duke University founder James Buchanan Duke, The Duke Mansion is tucked among the most notable estates in Myers Park, a historic neighborhood just beyond Center City. The Dowd Suite of this 20-room bed and breakfast exudes Southern elegance and comes complete with a Roman spa tub and sleeping porch, a screened balcony furnished for catching zzzz’s. Lush gardens and rocking chairs add to its unmistakable charm.
− The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge has racked up national media honors from Wine Spectator to Travel + Leisure over the years for its spa, golf and hotel amenities. A recent 3,670 square foot addition called The Cottage sits at the first tee of the championship golf course with four luxurious bedrooms. The craftsman-style residence has cozy furnishings and hardwood floors. But if guests get lonely at this private getaway, they can zip to the main property via a personal golf cart.
− The 700-room Westin Charlotte was scooped up early by Obama’s camp. It’s easy to see why with rooms like the Presidential Suite featuring a large parlor and lounge area, a conference table for eight and views of Charlotte’s Center City from the 25th floor. The property is located between Bank of America Stadium, where Obama will accept the re-nomination and Time Warner Cable Arena, an action-packed destination for delegates, elected officials and media.
− The Hyatt House Charlotte/Center City may be an affordable lifestyle brand made for the value traveler, but its location next door to Time Warner Cable Arena makes it one of the most desirable venues in town. The Diamond and Jewel Suite here both have expansive terraces that overlook the city in addition to full kitchens and made-to-order breakfasts in the lobby.
− The Dunhill opened its doors in 1929 and now serves as one of five North Carolina Historic Hotels of America. 18th Century European furnishings and hand-sewn draperies greet guests in the lobby. Meanwhile, the striking Penthouse Suite channels the1920s with dramatic décor and dual balconies that overlook Tryon Street. Grab a bite at the acclaimed on-site restaurant, Harvest Moon Grille, for Southern dishes made with ingredients from within a 100-mile radius.
− Southern Living told its readers to “expect to be spoiled rotten” when visiting the Morehead Inn in Dilworth. The estate turned bed and breakfast pampers guests with an intimate ambiance that complements its Colonial Revival architecture. The sought-after private carriage house or Coddington Retreat features four bedrooms next to a peaceful courtyard. Its historic sister property, the VanLandingham Estate in Plaza-Midwood is equally acclaimed for its Southern hospitality.
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About the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority
The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) works to ensure the visitors and events that choose Charlotte have a positive experience. Our responsibilities include destination marketing through Visit Charlotte and management of Charlotte’s public assembly facilities, which include the Charlotte Convention Center, Time Warner Cable Arena, Bojangles’ Coliseum, Ovens Auditorium and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. CRVA’s mission seeks to leverage its hospitality marketing and management expertise to maximize the impact of the Charlotte region’s economy, creating opportunities and jobs for the community.