by Wendy Irvine
If you’ve never had the pleasure of staying in one of the 90 Ritz-Carltons sprinkled throughout the globe, you’re in for a hefty slice of opulence. Think kids wouldn’t be welcome? Happily the Ritz-Carlton is all about families and rolls out the red carpet for the darling-set, as well as mom and dad.
The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte enjoys a primo location in the center of Uptown. where you’ll be a skip away from all that Uptown boasts, including being across the street from foodie-heaven: the Epicentre.
The luxury Ritz-Carlton guestrooms overflow with VIP amenities, including a king or two queen beds, a fancy espresso machine, extra tall ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. Beds are layered in 400-thread count linens, and the gorgeous bathroom has a separate tub and shower.
Take a seat, there’s more: rooms also have a 42-inch LCD flat-screen TV, another flat-screen built within your bathroom mirror, a DVD player, an iPod docking station, and a BOSE Wave music system.
The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte’s Spa & Wellness Center is located on the penthouse level and has an indoor lounge with a swimming pool, whirlpool, steam room, and spa services — not to mention Charlotte views. A gleaming fitness center has cardio and weights, a cycle studio and a co-ed lounge.
Attempting to escape the Ritz-Carlton without gaining a pound or two is- funny. The Ritz-Carlton’s The BLT Steak restaurant – which stands for Bistro Laurent Tourondel (named for a chef) — serves three meals a day, plus a popular Sunday brunch in an elegant setting. The menu is French bistro hops a plane to America and whips up steaks, seafood, great sides, and desserts.
On the 15th floor, the trendy Punch Room serves cocktails paired with glam Charlotte views. The Lobby Lounge delivers weekend evening entertainment, outdoor dining, small plates and great drinks.
But chocoholics will melt when they spy the Ritz-Carlton’s dessert bar, the Bar Cocoa, that sells decadent plates and teaches a cooking lab (three hours on weekends).
Our Editor Loves
- Location in Uptown Charlotte
- Guestrooms loaded in amenities
- Luxurious penthouse pool and spa
- Onsite Dining
It was great to come back to this property after several years. Excellent customer service and attention to detail is what you will expect from this property. Prior to our stay, we were contacted by Nichele in Guest Services and all attention to details were taken into consideration. When arriving to this property, Natalie at the Front Desk treated us quite well and expedited our check-in process. The One-Bedroom Executive Suite is amazing and provides great views of Downtown Charlotte. For sensitive light sleepers, I would highly recommend that you secure a room/suite with a garden view, corner room, higher floor. If you use the white noise application as well, you are not going to have any issues with noise as some reviews may have listed here. I slept as a baby during the whole night and did not have any complains. Finally, I would like to recognize the efforts of both Nichele and Natalie for going above and beyond to make sure our needs were met and providing excellent customer service.
Superb stay at the Ritz Carlton. Really convenient for work if you need to be in Charlotte. The pool is perfectly sized for a morning swim and the gym very well equipped. The staff are very attentive and eager to help. Really a good stay!