Charlotte, N.C.

A new Hyatt Place is set to open this fall with 172 guest rooms, a rooftop restaurant, and street-level retail.

The Charlotte Marriott City Center recently completed a $10 million renovation that included an overhaul of its wired and wireless Internet. The hotel's 434 guest rooms now feature 37-inch LCD TVs and new beds.

The 80-year-old, 60-room Dunhill Hotel finished a $1 million room renovation in early 2011 and more recently revamped its Harvest Moon Grille, with a menu highlighting fresh local ingredients. The property has more than 2,500 square feet of meeting space.

Meeting Hotels
Major properties include the 700-room Westin Char­lotte, 434-room Charlotte Marriott City Center, 407-room Hilton Charlotte Center City, 374-room Omni Charlotte Hotel, 274-room Embassy Suites Charlotte, 175-room Aloft Charlotte Uptown and 146-room WHAT TK.

Convention Center
Charlotte Convention Center
; exhibit space, 280,000 square feet; meeting rooms, 37., (704) 339-6000

Room tax, 8%; sales tax, 7.25%; total tax on hotel rooms, 15.25%

Group Venue
The Mint Museum Uptown is a 145,000-square-foot repository of American art, ranging from the earliest Native Americans to the modernists, including paintings, sculpture, crafts, fashion and more. Groups can take advantage of several event spaces, including the atrium, which accommodates up to 400 people and features views of the city through a 60- by 60-foot glass wall. (704) 337-2000;


Visit Charlotte, The Convention & Visi­tors Bureau, (704) 334-2282;