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Driving Some Fun

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

I have decided to devote the weekends to posts regarding exciting emails I get during the week. Some might be about destinations, some might be about fun products. This way we can still see each other on the weekends!

And you know I always give first priority to my friends at The Ritz-Carlton. In fact, I’m even thinking of devoting a brand new blog just for them. Let me know your thoughts on that.

Today’s exciting news comes from our friend Bonnie Crail, who is giving me the low down on a special offer at The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte. Take a look.

Tres chic in the heart of Charlotte


October 2010 Package Offers Early Check-In, Late Check-Out,

BMW Convertible Use and a Picnic for the Road

CHARLOTTE, NC. September 17, 2010 — Luxury car enthusiasts have the opportunity to drive a BMW convertible while staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte this October. The new weekend experience, called The Road Best Traveled, allows guests to drive a BMW during their extended Friday or Saturday night stay, and to use it to visit such nearby favorites as the North Carolina wine county, picturesque and artistic Asheville, or the many sports, nature and leisure destinations which dot North Carolina’s byways. A special benefit of the package is customized destination planning provided by The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, ensuring that each day-trip itinerary meets guests’ individual touring preferences.

Priced at $369 per night, The Road Best Traveled includes:

  • Deluxe accommodations for one weekend night (suite options available at a higher rate)
  • Use of a BMW convertible during the stay
  • Early check-in
  • Late check-out of 4 p.m.
  • Breakfast for two
  • Picnic Basket for two
  • Destination planning assistance
  • Valet parking

The Road Best Traveled is one of several October 2010 offerings announced by The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte. The hotel will celebrate Oktoberfest throughout the month with beer, pretzel and German wine menus in The Lobby Lounge, while EnjoyMINT, a new package celebrating the October grand opening of the Mint Museum in Uptown, will provide guests with an unprecedented new art experience located within walking distance of The Ritz-Carlton.

Reservations for The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte are available online at, by toll-free telephone at 800.241.3333, or through a travel professional. The Road Best Traveled must be booked at least three days in advance and is subject to availability. Driver(s) must show current valid driver’s license, be at least 25 years of age, carry current auto insurance and sign vehicle usage liability agreement. The Road Best Traveled is available on weekends, only during the month of October, 2010, and blackout dates apply.

I see a trip to Charlotte in my future – Eric would love this!

xoxo, Patti

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