Ritz Carlton Charlotte

The Ritz Carlton Charlotte

Charlotte Luxury Hotel

Contemporary décor and reimagined rooms and suites encourage an urban getaway to The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte.

Herbs and honey cultivated in the hotel’s garden and beehives provide garnishes at on-site restaurants, while organic ingredients and pink Himalayan salt rejuvenate the senses at the luxury Spa.

The LEED® Gold-certified hotel is perfect for both an escape and exploration; its downtown location is walking distance to notable attractions.

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Uptown Charlotte Hotel

A CONTEMPORARY REDESIGN

Modern. Carefully crafted. Thoughtfully designed. These have long described the experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte. And now, after a complete redesign, the same can be said of its guest rooms. The Uptown hotel worked with designer Alexander Julian, a North Carolina native, to infuse elements of the city’s past and present through beautiful details.

 

A TASTE OF NORTH CAROLINA

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, nestled in the heart of the vibrant Uptown neighborhood, offers five-star luxury with distinctly local touches. Works from regional artists adorn rooms and suites, local offerings flavor Honor Bar selections, and culinary delights are crafted with homegrown herbs and honey from the hotel's rooftop garden and local farms in Charlotte, NC.

  • Renovated luxury hotel accommodations with views of downtown Charlotte
  • Bi-level penthouse spa with organic treatments, a salt room and Aqua Lounge
  • The Punch Room, a 37-seat speakeasy focused on small-batch spirits and punches
  • Lively lobby scene with BLT Steak, K Lounge and Bar Cocoa
  • Urban Garden with three settings for weddings, meetings and social functions
Redesigned Interior
Redesigned Interior
Guest Bathroom
Marble Guest Bathroom

The Ritz Carlton Spa, Charlotte

The Uptown Charlotte hotel offers a 13,000-square-foot The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Charlotte − a true urban retreat in the heart of Downtown Charlotte. The penthouse, bi-level sanctuary includes an indoor Aqua Lounge with swimming pool, spa services including five treatment rooms, relaxation areas, manicure/pedicure studio and fitness center with PRECOR strength and cardio equipment.

 

SPA & WELLNESS CENTER

The Spa & Wellness Center at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte incorporates treatments utilizing 100% organic products and also features a bromine-treated swimming pool designed to avoid the effects of traditional harsh pool chemicals.

Signature spa experiences at The Spa & Wellness Center include the unique Green Your Body Eco-Treatment, utilizing organic and vegan essential oils as well as environmentally-respectful scrubs and polishes.

The Spa & Wellness Center offers wellness counseling that can incorporate the hotel’s complimentary cycling and tasteful organic cuisine as key components in a guest’s overall health planning.

Spa
Spa

Property Features

  • Four restaurants and bars: The Punch Room, BLT Steak, K Lounge and Bar Cocoa
  • Penthouse-level The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Charlotte with spa treatments, a pool, fitness center and other amenities
  • Ritz Kids programming
  • Hidden Wine retail boutique
  • Cocoa Lab cooking classes
  • Complimentary transportation within the I-277 loop
  • Bike valet
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • 24-hour in-room dining

Guest Room Features

  • 10-foot ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows with city views
  • 55" or 65" flat screen TVs in each room
  • Enseo in-room entertainment system
  • Bathroom sanctuary with flat-screen TV, plush robes, dual vanities and separate tub and shower
  • Nespresso gourmet coffee and tea presentations
  • Choice of one king or two queen beds
  • Work desk
  • iPod® docking station
  • BOSE Wave® system with music, advanced electronic/timing, docking station and sleep-sounds module
  • Daily newspaper
  • Twice-daily housekeeping service

Saturday Morning Eco-Tour

Guests who wish to spend Saturday morning observing a breathtaking view of the city in the midst of the hotel’s vegetation are encouraged to join a “Green Behind the Scenes” eco-tour, which departs from the Lobby at 10 a.m. One of the hotel’s tour-certified Lady or Gentleman will lead the group on a stroll through the property’s green practices, ending on the Penthouse level for a view of the Urban Cultivator and Rooftop Garden.

Resident Honeybees

Uptown Charlotte Restaurants at The Ritz

Local flavors define culinary offerings at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte's restaurants. Locally-cultivated herbs garnish dishes and cocktails at upscale lounges, while honey sweetens selections at the dessert bar. Each dining experience offers a taste of NC cuisine in this Uptown Charlotte hotel.

THE PUNCH ROOM

The Punch Room

Designed to recall the intimacy, glamour and exclusivity of a 19th-century club, The Punch Room is a 37-seat cocktail bar in the heart of Charlotte, NC. Nestled on the hotel’s 15th floor, the upscale speakeasy showcases artistry both in its design and drinks. The bar’s beverage program features a selection of hand-crafted cocktails and specialty punches with an emphasis on small-batch spirits and local fruits, herbs and vegetables.

K Lounge

K Lounge

An elegant lounge in the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, K Lounge presents a sophisticated escape to downtown Charlotte’s nightlife. Interactive beverage options, locally-inspired dishes, and sleek décor create an ambiance of relaxation and conversation.

BLT STEAK

BLT STEAK

Located off the main lobby of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, BLT Steak is accessible both through the hotel and via a dedicated entrance on College Street. BLT Steak in Charlotte offers prime cuts of beef, fresh seafood, a wide variety of tempting side dishes, and classic American dessert favorites.

BLT, which stands for Bistro Laurent Tourondel, has redefined steakhouse dining with its modern décor and infusion of classic French techniques. This unique Charlotte steakhouse integrates traditional elements of a cozy French Bistro with those of a stylish, urbane boîte.

BAR COCOA

BAR COCOA

A premier chocolate shop in Charlotte, NC, Bar Cocoa is a delectable dessert bar, retail shop, and cooking lab, for chocolate lovers of all ages. Located in the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, the dessert bar offers a cozy dining nook and sidewalk terrace to enjoy house-made pastries, French macarons, cakes, house-made gelato, and Norman Love Confections.

Bar Cocoa Celebration Cakes may be ordered for special occasions, providing an exceptional display for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and more.

HIDDEN WINE

HIDDEN WINE

Comfortably ensconced next to the Front Desk, the Hidden Wine boutique houses an exquisite collection of European, American, and sparkling wines and champagne.  The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte revealed the shop to tailor guest experience by offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy their preferred wine with their meal or in their room.

Hand-curated wines include organic and small batch labels, as well as an exclusive collection available in the boutique prior to release in the local market. In honoring the hotel’s LEED® Gold-certification, the boutique is adorned with reclaimed woods and recycled cast iron materials, designed in collaboration with the sustainability-focused Encore Architectural Salvage of Charleston, South Carolina.

Enjoy wine and cheese pairings in our tasting area or browse our Cheese Humidor featuring selections from Virginia, Georgia, Utah, and Vermont -- sold by the pound.

Allow the Wine Steward to guide you in creating your own masterpiece during the Wine Blending Experience.

The Ideal Hotel for Discovering Charlotte, NC

Professional sports, renowned art museums, preserved neighborhoods, and luxury shopping draw visitors to Charlotte, NC. The city blends its historic roots with modern touches, offering a year-round destination. Guests can catch major sporting and entertainment events near the hotel at Spectrum Center and Bank of America Stadium, spend an evening out at the open-air EPICENTRE or join a walking tour of the city’s historic homes.

SPRING

The Charlotte area features spectacular gardens, such as the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, and spring is when many of these locations are in vibrant, full bloom. Another spring highlight for Charlotte is the PGA Tour’s annual tournament held in early May, followed by two major NASCAR events in late May, both presented at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

SUMMER

Family-friendly Charlotte amusement parks include Carowinds often called the thrill capital of the region, and few guests can resist the remarkable outdoor recreation choices available at the US National Whitewater Center. Further outdoor entertainment awaits at Charlotte’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheater and other outdoor concert venues, while many restaurants offer outdoor dining in the warm summer months.

FALL/WINTER

Next door to The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, NBA season begins in mid-fall for the hometown team, among many other sports events and gatherings at the popular arena. Arts and performance seasons also begin at the Blumenthal and other performing arts venues, many in walking distance of the Uptown Charlotte hotel.

Farther afield the brilliantly hued leaves of North Carolina beckon as they change colors during the autumn months. Don’t miss the region’s wineries either; North Carolina is gaining considerable acclaim for its contributions to viniculture.

November and December are a magical time in Charlotte, as some of the nation’s most beautiful holiday decorations are displayed throughout the city. Charlotte’s famed Thanksgiving Parade rides along Tryon Street near The Ritz-Carlton and heralds the holiday season in a memorable way; it is one of the largest parades presented in the United States each year. Holiday on Ice, an uptown annual holiday tradition, is great for the entire family. After the start of the year, the region continues to beckon, as magical indoor venues like Discovery Place provide fascinating indoor entertainment for the young and young-at heart, while the state’s ski and snowboard resorts also await outdoor enthusiasts visiting North Carolina.

Charlotte Arts & Culture Attractions

  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
  • Carolinas Aviation Museum
  • Charlotte Museum of History
  • Charlotte Nature Museum
  • Discovery Place
  • Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
  • Knight Theatre
  • Levine Museum of the New South
  • Mint Museum of Art
  • Mint Museum of Craft + Design
  • N.C. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
  • Spirit Square & The Light Factory

Charlotte Points of Interest

  • Billy Graham Library
  • Bojangle's Coliseum
  • Brem House Artisans Gallery
  • Charlotte Center City Walking Tours
  • Carolina Raptor Center
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
  • Historic Charlotte Tour
  • Historic Dowd House
  • Historic Rosedale Plantation
  • Imaginon
  • McGill Rose Garden
  • The NASCAR Hall of Fame
  • Time Warner Cable Arena
  • Wing Haven Gardens & Bird Sanctuary

Charlotte Shopping

  • Concord Mills
  • Founders Hall
  • Southpark Mall

How The Ritz Carlton Charlotte stands out

YOUR BEST SELF

My whole thing is finding a hotel that helps me become my best self.  The Ritz Carlton Charlotte seems to make it easier.  From the luxurious comfort to the Uptown location to the interesting activities in the resort.

Try wine blending or take a tour of the rooftop garden.  Take it as an activity to calm your mind.  It's all part of giving yourself the space to become your best self.

This is just a beautiful hotel with 5 star service.  Plus it has a stunning indoor pool - one of my favorite ways to jumpstart a great mood.

Aqua Lounge Indoor Pool
Indoor Pool

AVOID THE FEES

I researched the fees for the top hotels in the area.  Overall, the fees here are half of other 5 star properties.

Valet parking $40 per night, check for current rates.

Wifi $9.95 per night, check for current rates.

No Resort fee.

Like I always say, I don't like any fees.  These fees aren't small, even if the parking is in line with the area.  You might find a cheaper parking option nearby, especially if you don't need the in/out privilege.

I like fees less than anyone.  Still, we're paying pennies on the dollar here and the fees aren't bad at all for a 5 star Ritz Carlton property.

Why it’s good with points

A 5 star Ritz Carlton with so much to offer, this is a great place to give your mood a great big pick-me-up.

Everything about the hotel from the lobby, to restaurants, the indoor pool, and your room is seamless luxury.  Get yourself into your top peak mood.

The great thing about points is that most all nights are 50,000 points.  That's a sweet spot in the Marriott Bonvoy program.

Get a Marriott Bonvoy credit card with a 100,000 point sign-up bonus and you get two nights.

Even better, have a partner also get a 100,000 point sign-up bonus.  Then combine all the points in one account.  All together that's enough points for four nights.  Even better you'll get the fifth night for free on a 5 night stay.

So, you get five nights in this 5 star hotel by getting two credit cards.  That's a lot of luxury and a lot of value from two credit cards.

A 75,000 point sign-up bonus will work almost as well, especially if you get a partner also get the card.  Two bonuses will give you 150,000 points in a combined account – that’s most any three nights in luxury here.

Deluxe Guest Room, 2 Queens
Deluxe Guest Room, 2 Queens

Get your happy mood rolling now.  There are so many ways to lift yourself up in the Ritz Carlton Charlotte and so many ways to keep the fun going at nearby attractions.

And even a smaller credit card bonus is going to give great value in a 5 star property like this one.

As always, have a partner also get the credit card bonus - that's double the points and double the nights.

Get a Marriott Bonvoy credit card and get on your way.

Sapphire points are worth 1 Marriott Bonvoy point.  They give you a way to get even more Bonvoy points.

Once you get your sign up bonus with the Marriott Credit Card then get a Sapphire Preferred card.