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Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

You know how I love to travel. And I love keeping you all up to date on the coolest destinations. Today’s inspiration comes from our friend, Bonnie Crail, with The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte. The drive is only 240 miles from Atlanta, so it would make a terrific weekend getaway, y’all.

Charlotte? Come on, now, give it a chance. They have lovely restaurants, they also have a five star rating in less than a year of opening. That’s stellar. And they have the new Mint Museum Uptown close by. Let’s see what Bonnie and friends have cooked up for us.




Weekend package includes entry to Charlotte’s long-awaited Mint art and craft museum, scheduled to open October 1 and located within walking distance of the hotel


CHARLOTTE, NC. September 23, 2010 – The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte has launched a new package designed for art lovers and featuring admission to the long-awaited Mint Museum Uptown, located within walking distance of the hotel and scheduled to open on October 1, 2010.

The EnjoyMINT package at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte is ongoing and offers deluxe weekend accommodations, breakfast for two, two tickets to the Mint Museum Uptown and more. Priced from $319 per night, the package is available on Friday, Saturday or Sunday evenings, while a Thursday evening option is also available when combined with a Friday night stay. Reservations may be requested online at, by telephone at 800.241.3333, or through a travel professional.

EnjoyMINT at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte includes:

  • Deluxe accommodations for one weekend night
  • Breakfast for two
  • Two tickets to the Mint Museum
  • Late checkout of 4 p.m.
  • Overnight valet parking


Part of the Levine Center for the Arts, the Mint Museum Uptown houses the renowned collection of the Mint Museum of Craft + Design plus distinguished American and contemporary art collections and selected works of European fine art. In addition to the Mint, the Levine cultural campus includes the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, and the John S. and James L. Knight Theater. The Mint Museum is closed on Sunday mornings and all day Monday.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte

An eco-focused rarity among luxury hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte offers 146 guest accommodations delivering highly-advanced technological and environmental features and an array of innovative comforts and conveniences for frequent travelers. The 18-story LEED® Gold-certified hotel features a 13,000-square-foot bi-level penthouse Spa & Wellness Center, fitness center and bromine-treated swimming pool, and 12,000+ square-feet of state-of-the-art meeting space. Dining highlights include the Lobby Lounge’s regional and organic culinary choices and signature martinis, cocktails, wines, coffees and flavored ice teas, while the street-side BLT Steak offers prime cuts of beef, fresh seafood, a wide variety of tempting side dishes, and classic American dessert favorites. Located seven miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte enjoys a walkable setting moments from Uptown Charlotte’s favorite sights, sounds, restaurants, clubs, shopping and tourist attractions.


xoxo, Patti

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