28202-2423 Travel Guide
The holiday hotel decorations extravaganza is in full effect and the nearly life-sized, eco-friendly gingerbread house we reported on last week has risen!
Jaunted alerted us to The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte's TweetPhoto of the finished product and we have to say, it's not as fugly as most gingerbread candied houses are. It's actually quite sweet-looking (No pun intended! Ok, maybe a little pun intended.) Next year, we think the Ritz should make an entire gingerbread suite for hotel guests. Then upon checking out, we could eat the bed. Mmmm....
Are you one of those crazies who get up at the crack of dawn to haul out for Black Friday shopping? Honestly, we’re more the online shopping types — fewer black eyes, more time spent in PJs. But leave it to the new Ritz-Carlton Charlotte to make even that sound luxe.
In fact, their L3 shopping package — “Laptops, Lounging and Libations” — makes us think we’ve been doing something seriously wrong. Designed for Black Friday cyber shoppers, the package includes an extended one-night stay and a private special online shopping lounge, on the 15th floor, that offers free Internet, hand and wrist massages, holiday cocktails and champagne, and light snacks to last from 12:01 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. (Though for your bank statement’s sake, we’d have to advise you go easy on the booze.)