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The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte Opens Today But is Booked for the Next Week

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  Site Where: 201 East Trade Street [map], Charlotte, NC, United States, 28202
October 1, 2009 at 12:25 PM | by | Comment (1)

Devoted readers know just how much we like to hype new hotels — and, well, chronicle their delays and opening flubs. But what it boils down to is that we love new hotels, and we especially love new hotels that open on time.

And so with that we offer congratulations to the Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, which successfully opened today, as planned (albeit a very long time coming)! And even better: When we called to check on availability, we found out the 146-room hotel is all sold-out tonight and through the weekend. (Just don't break out the confetti — remember, this place is all about the green scene.)

In fact, the first day the online reservation system showed availability is for next Friday, Oct. 9, with introductory rates starting at $199 for a standard room (1 king or 2 queen beds). In the meantime, you’ll have to get your Charlotte Ritz fix at the hotel’s two restaurants: BLT Steak and the Lobby Lounge, featuring organic fare and signature cocktails.

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Beautiful sight lines

I toured the hotel a couple of months ago. The sight lines, especially from the higher floors, offer beautiful vistas combining Uptown Charlotte's smart architecture with a lush green backdrop.

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