Congrats to our friends over at the Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte. As they put it, making the Travel + Leisure World’s Best List is tough. We are not surprised. Based on our own stay in their penthouse, we know how exceptional this property is.
The Charlotte property is among just 10 hotels to be newly added to the poll’s prestigious Top 50 Large City Hotels ranking. The first-time appearance for The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte is based on traveler accolades for the hotel’s rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and value.
General Manager David Rothwell said: “This is a truly prestigious list, and we are thrilled to be included. The readers of Travel Leisure are highly discerning travelers, and we are grateful for their support. The accolade is a special testament to the tremendous service commitment of all of our Ladies and Gentlemen at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte.” Award winners are derived from votes submitted by thousands of readers of the magazine.
The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte opened just over two years ago and is located in thriving uptown Charlotte, within easy walking distance of dining, shopping, museums, businesses and year-round professional sports and entertainment events.
(Read about our spa visit here, the lobby steak house here, their rooftop honeybees here, and nearby Bechtler Museum here.)
About The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
An eco-focused rarity among luxury hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte is LEED® Gold-certified and is acclaimed for its green vegetated roof featuring 18,000 sedum plants, a chef’s garden, two beehives and 100,000 honeybees who each year provide 50 pounds of honey for the hotel’s kitchens and house-made honey pecan ice cream served at lobby ice cream socials. The AAA Five-Diamond property offers 146 luxurious guest accommodations; a 13,000-square-foot bi-level penthouse Spa & Wellness Center with a complete fitness center, nail studio, kinesis studio, movement studio and bromine-treated swimming pool; and more than 12,000 square-feet of contemporary meeting, wedding and gathering space.
Hotel dining highlights include the award-winning 15th-floor Urban Sip Wine and Scotch Bar; the new Bar Cocoa and Bar Macaron, presenting an all-dessert dining and retail experience complemented by dessert cooking classes in Cocoa Lab and at Camp Cocoa; The Lobby Lounge’s regional and organic culinary choices, signature martinis and flavored ice teas; and a street-side BLT Steak offering prime cuts of beef, fresh seafood, tempting side dishes and classic American dessert favorites.
If You’re Going:The Ritz-Carlton is located at the corner of North College Street and East Trade, at 201 East Trade Street. For reservations, visit www.ritzcarlton.com, or call 800-241-3333 or 704-547.2244 or contact a travel professional.
For more on Charlotte: Go to www.charlottesgotalot.com. We found the Insiders’ Guide to Charlotte by former Charlotte Observer journalist Craig Distl very helpful, too.
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