May 29, 2018
Groups meeting at North Carolina's Omni Charlotte Hotel have new accommodations and amenities to look forward to, thanks to a $26 million renovation just completed at the property.

The hotel, which has 16,000 square feet of meeting space, now features a "precious metals" theme that pays homage to the state's mining past and to the history of Charlotte, which once was home to a branch of the U.S. mint that specialized in making gold coins. The hotel's design now features custom fabrics and finishes in gold and silver tones throughout, including the 374 guest rooms and suites, each of which has been refreshed with new furnishings, décor and bathrooms.

Also updated were the hotel's entry façade, which now features an expansive glass exterior; the lobby, which was outfitted with new flooring, a new registration desk, new burnished metal wall finishes, and new metals-inspired furnishings and fixtures; the 14th-floor club lounge, where the hotel has installed new counter bars; and the hotel's signature restaurant, Trade Restaurant & Bar, which was upgraded to include an expanded bar, new tables and seating, new carpet, and new decorative lighting.

The renovation's highlight, however, is the completely redesigned rooftop pool deck, called the Coin Bar. At nearly 3,000 square feet, it has a new bar and grill serving poolside cocktails and snacks, as well as a double-sided LED television screen that can be seen from Epicentre, the business and entertainment district of Charlotte that surrounds the hotel.

"With this multimillion-dollar project complete, Omni Charlotte Hotel is a one-of-a-kind destination for leisure and business travelers alike," said Douglas Hustad, general manager of the property. "We have watched the daily progression of this impressive renovation and it's truly remarkable to see it come to life."