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Ways to Save When Splurging This Holiday Season

11/21/2008

Visit Charlotte and Area Hotels Team Up With Savings for Shoppers

Splurge a lot. Most likely we’ll all be doing a lot of that in the coming weeks. But luckily, Visit Charlotte and area hotels are teaming up with ways to save this season when it comes to crossing off that holiday shopping list. “Splurge a lot”, running November 21 through December 21, provides visitors who book a one-night stay at participating hotels with a $50 gas card and a shopping bag full of deals from area malls and boutiques, mall directories, meal coupons, and more.

“Charlotte’s phenomenal shopping appeal is no secret, so partnering with our terrific hotels for Splurge a lot” this holiday season is a natural fit. Anything we can do to enhance a visitor’s experience, while stretching their dollar and making it enjoyable, is a worthwhile effort,” says Visit Charlotte Executive Director Mike Butts. “We’re encouraging those in the drive-in markets, from Raleigh and Greensboro to Asheville and Greenville, to stay in one of our beautiful participating hotels, use the coupons and special offers at area shopping destinations and then use their gas card to come to and from their homeplace.”

As the largest and most accessible city between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Charlotte’s got style. And with a changing face sure to surprise most fashionistas, this Southern hub offers up some of the best designer labels this side of Manhattan. When in Charlotte this holiday season, visitors can peruse the friendly confines of destination shopping malls with favorite brands at Northlake Mall and Carolina Place or head to SouthPark Mall, the luxury shopping destination of the region, for exclusive retailers that consist of Neiman Marcus, Michael Kors, Tiffany’s, and more. They can find a deal at over 200 outlets within Concord Mills or check out the area’s many boutiques and alfresco shopping centers. There are “a lot” of possibilities when it comes to splurging in Charlotte.

The “Splurge a lot” shopping bag offers more than a dozen promotions, coupons, directories, and more to help visitors explore Charlotte with ease. Thirty hotels throughout the area are participating including accommodations in Concord, University, and South Park, which are nearby three destinations that see a lot of action during the holidays – Concord Mills, Northlake Mall, and SouthPark Mall. Many Center City hotels are taking part as well - a perfect location for exploring exclusive to Charlotte boutiques and taking advantage of holiday festivities such as WBT Holiday on Ice, The Nutcracker by NC Dance Theatre, and The Leonard Bearstein Orchestra in Founders Hall.

See below for participating hotels, restaurants, and shopping destinations. For more information, log onto www.charlottesgotalot.com/splurgealot.

Visit Charlotte, a division of the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, has promoted the Charlotte region for over 25 years as a destination for tourists, a host city for meetings and conventions and a site for sporting events. It employs a staff of approximately 40 that includes satellite sales offices in Chicago and Washington, DC.

Participating Hotels

Charlotte Marriott City Center
Charlotte Marriott Executive Park
Charlotte Marriott SouthPark
Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte City Center
Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte University
Courtyard by Marriott Gastonia
Courtyard Charlotte Ballantyne Resort
Crowne Plaza Charlotte
Days Inn Charlotte - Speedway, University & Research Park Area
Doubletree Guest Suites Charlotte - SouthPark
Fairfield Inn by Marriott Gastonia
Hampton Inn & Suites Concord
Hampton Inn & Suites Pineville
Hampton Inn Charlotte Uptown
Hampton Inn University Place
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown
Holiday Inn Charlotte Airport
Homewood Suites by Hilton Davidson
Hyatt Place Charlotte Arrowood
Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark
Residence Inn Uptown Charlotte
Sleep Inn University Place
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charlotte University
Staybridge Suites Ballantyne
The Dunhill Hotel
The Westin Charlotte
TownePlace Suites Charlotte University
VanLandingham Estate
Wingate by Wyndham Tyvola

“Splurge a lot” Shopping Bag Participants

SouthPark Mall
Concord Mills
Northlake Mall
The Shops at Founders Hall
Package Plus II
The BookMark
Blis
Julie’s Too
The Blossom Shop Florist
Made in the Carolinas
GW Fins
New England Seafood
Manzetti’s Tavern
Capital Grille
Mert’s
Melting Pot
Dave & Buster’s

Molly Hedrick, CRVA Communications Department

(704) 331-2737