Travel & Tourism Industry release:
SUITE DREAMS ARE MADE OF…
Hotel development in the Queen City has hit its stride. A new luxury option, The Ivey’s Hotel pampers guests with local partnerships: 5Church Charlotte makes room service even more delectable, and a swanky cocktail bar called Sophia’s Lounge turns after-dinner drinks into an affair to remember. Additionally, upgrades to long-standing favorite The Ritz Carlton, Charlotte have included a new salt therapy vault at its spa as the hotel continues to woo visitors with heady libations at The Punch Room. More than 8,198 new hotel rooms are currently in development in the region through 2020. In 2018, 19 hotels (a total of 2,130 rooms) are projected to open in the Charlotte region. Opening at the beginning of November, Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel is a highly anticipated upscale boutique venture bringing the following to Uptown.
DOWN ON THE CORNER
Charlotte is more neighborly than ever, thanks to the abundance of urban food halls popping up in and around Center City. In addition to inventive breakfast and lunch menus, one-stop shops like Earl’s Grocery in Elizabeth and The Common Market in Plaza Midwood, Oakwold and South End (opening soon) sell local goods—cheeses, craft beer, wine and more. Often the favorite gathering places of locals, these hubs are also known for having extensive drink menus; 7th Street Public Market in Uptown even houses separate coffee and craft beer vendors, Not Just Coffee and Tank’s Tap. This fall, look for newcomers such as The People’s Market—and its cocktail bar, The Queen & Glass—in Dilworth and, housed in a former Lance factory, Lincoln’s Haberdashery in South End. You’ll also find recently opened Rhino Market & Deli in Uptown, a second location for the beloved establishment. And finally, the long-awaited Tompkins Hall, the historic mill redevelopment in the Optimist Park neighborhood between Uptown and NoDa set to open early 2018, will boast 22,250 square-feet of food hall space, 33,470 square-feet of restaurants and retail as well as 80,000 square feet of office space.
ROYAL HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS
Known as the Queen City—named in honor of King George III’s wife, Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz in Germany—Charlotte lives up to its royal namesake with a regal roundup of holiday events, including beloved traditions like The Singing Christmas Tree, Christmas Town USA, Speedway Christmas and Holidays at the Garden. New offerings this year include WinterFest at Carowinds amusement park, boasting over 5 million shimmering lights, a 70-foot tree and lavish displays. Also, for the second year Charlotte Christmas Village returns to Uptown Charlotte, bringing a European-inspired Christmas Market with festive eats and Glühwein.
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Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority
The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) works to deliver experiences that uniquely enrich the lives of our visitors and residents. Through leadership in destination development, marketing and venue management expertise, the CRVA leads efforts to maximize the region’s economic potential through visitor spending, creating jobs and opportunities for the community. Brands supported by the CRVA include the Charlotte Convention Center, Spectrum Center, Bojangles’ Coliseum, Ovens Auditorium, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte Regional Film Commission and Visit Charlotte in conjunction with the region’s destination marketing brand, ‘Charlotte’s got a lot.’ For more information, visit charlottesgotalot.com.
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