The eco-conscious Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte will begin accepting reservations on July 24 for stays beginning October 1, 2009. With construction and operations designed to attain LEED Gold certification, the sleekly contemporary hotel features 146 technologically-advanced guest rooms, a 13,000 square-foot penthouse Wellness Center with Aqua Lounge and saline-treated swimming pool, street-side BLT Steak restaurant, and more than 12,000 square-feet of meeting and conference space.
Environmentally-focused features of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte include:
- A green, vegetated roof to insulate the 18-story building, reflect heat and slow rain runoff
- Employee uniforms made of fabric derived from regenerated plastic bottle materials
- An in-house water purification and container system that will divert 73,000 plastic bottles from landfills, save more than 104 barrels of oil, eliminate nearly 49 tons of CO2 emissions and save almost 605,000,000 BTUs of electricity each year
- A state-of-the-art air transfer system that circulates outside air into guest rooms at 60 cubic-feet per minute
- A hotel Bike Valet, plus 150 bicycle parking spaces and complimentary bikes for guests to use in Uptown
- Complimentary parking for Hybrid vehicles
- Complimentary weekday morning guest transportation via Hybrid vehicle
- Recycled aluminum conference tables, recycled leather furnishings, sustainable woods, all-organic dining menus and all-organic/all-vegan Wellness Center products and treatments
- Lobby Lounge signature martinis, cocktails, wines, coffees and flavored iced teas using sustainable farm-to-bar and regionally-grown ingredients
- Plant irrigation using captured rainwater
An eco-focused rarity among top-tier branded hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte is located in Charlotte's thriving Uptown, within easy walking distance of the city's most popular sports, entertainment and business destinations.
For reservations, visit www.ritzcarlton.com, call 800.241.3333, or contact a travel professional. The hotel pre-opening office may be reached at 704.547.2244.