Visit Charlotte

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Hotels345
Convention center51,097 sq. m
Guest Rooms42,007
Guest rooms at 1 hotel700 guest rooms
Special event venues100
Average room rate$105.81
Restaurants200
Daily food cost$51.00
Occupancy rate45.3%
Tax rate7.25%

Visit Charlotte

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Why Choose Our Destination?

The 16th largest city in the nation, Charlotte is home to 850,000 people and counting. Yet even after claiming a top spot on Forbes magazine’s list of “America’s fastest-growing cities” in 2016, it’s the Queen City’s unmeasurable amenities—a friendly and welcoming attitude, a longstanding tradition of hometown pride— that draw meeting planners to its door. A hard-working banking town that enjoys letting loose, Charlotte’s community comes together over good food and cold brews, at gallery crawls and home games. In the heart of it all is Center City, also known as Uptown. Seven miles from the airport, this walkable business district houses the 550,000-square-foot Charlotte Convention Center, where Visit Charlotte hosts hundreds of groups every year. In addition to offering complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the Convention Center, Visit Charlotte ensures planners take advantage of in-house perks like food and beverage services and preferred contractors. They can also help book multiple Charlotte venues, including the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which is connected to the Convention Center. Whether it’s a 10-person board meeting or an annual conference, a meeting at the Convention Center places attendees within easy walking distance of Uptown’s hotels, restaurants, museums and nightlife. In this compact district, there are more than 5,000 hotel rooms; another 2,000-plus rooms are slated to open in Center City by 2020. Adjacent to the facility are a Whole Foods, which opens summer 2018, and multiple stops for the city’s light rail system, connecting Uptown to nearby neighborhoods and suburbs. To answer the city’s growth and such burgeoning meeting potential, the Convention Center itself will undergo a $110 million expansion from 2019 to 2020, adding to the already expansive facility 50,000 square feet of meeting space and a pedestrian walkway to the 700-room Westin Hotel. These updates not only make Charlotte a prime meeting destination, but they also speak to the city’s undeniable energy. With a record number of airport travelers last year (46 million, but who’s counting?) and numerous callouts from USA Today, Southern Living, Food + Wine, Meetings Today, Smart Meetings and more, Charlotte has solidified itself as a city on the rise.

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  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport

    11.27 km from city center

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Local Attractions

NASCAR Hall of Fame

Museum
10 minutes away
The heart of racing beats at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. One of the city’s exclusive crown jewels, the Hall is dedicated to hailing the sport’s trailblazers and detailing their paths.
400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd
Charlotte, NC, US 28202

Billy Graham Library

Museum
7 mi. away
The Billy Graham Library, located 4 miles from Graham’s original childhood homestead, serves as an educational and inspirational haven. The attractions feature 20 acres of tranquil grounds that whisper the story of Graham’s mission and legacy. Through interactive exhibits, films and stories, guests retrace the origin and growth of Graham’s ministry along the Journey of Faith tour. Graham’s family home, where he lived from age 9 until college, was completely reconstructed and restored in front of the library with 80 percent of materials from his original home. The preserved structure and relics offers visitors an intimate glimpse into Graham’s upbringing. Other popular activities available on the grounds include spending time in the memorial prayer garden—where Graham’s wife, Ruth, is buried—shopping for gifts in Ruth’s Attic Bookstore, and polishing off milkshakes, ice cream sundaes and savory bites at the Graham Brothers Dairy Bar. Since opening in 2007, the library has welcomed more than 1 million visitors from more than 90 countries. As part of its 10th anniversary celebration this year, the library will feature special events and exclusive displays from archived collections.
4330 Westmont Dr
Charlotte, NC, US 28217

U.S. National Whitewater Center

Recreation
13 mi. away
The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is dedicated to the promotion of the active lifestyle. Since 2006, the USNWC has been promoting access to the outdoors for all levels of participants through its 30+ land and water-based activities, outdoor instruction and certification programs, festivals, races, films, and various outdoor events throughout the year. Whether you visit the Center’s 1,300 acres on the Catawba River or engage in the brand’s mission through one of our off-site initiatives, the USNWC empowers guests to play, relax, and learn outside.
US National Whitewater Center Dr
Charlotte, NC, US 28214

Carowinds

Recreation
13 mi. away
Seated on the North Carolina and South Carolina state line, Carowinds amusement park is the intersection of family fun and adventure. From record-breaking coasters to unique live shows, the “thrill capital of the Southeast” has maintained exclusive bragging rights since it opened in spring 1973. The park is also home to Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 3Z Arena, the world’s first “intra-active” 3-D digital experience, meaning the game allows you to interact with an opponent’s screen. During this shooter video game, guests on opposing teams—plants or zombies—battle it out to capture the ultimate treasure: the Golden Gnome. Alongside these whirling additions, you’ll find a host of Carolina callouts in tried-but-true and new rides alike. With a hurdling track that seems to dive and soar like a fury of bees, Fury 325 serves as a nod to Charlotte’s “hornet’s nest of rebellion” reputation. The Carolinas Goldrusher—complete with carts designed like mine trains—hugs turns to mimic the excitement that swept the Charlotte region during the nation’s first gold rush.
300 Detective Mike Doty Memorial Hwy
Charlotte, NC, US 28273

Convention Centers

  • Charlotte Convention Center

    The Charlotte Convention Center is located on South College Street. It the perfect venue for conventions, trade shows, banquets and theater-style conferences, attracting more than half a million visitors each year, 280,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space.

    • Exhibit Space26,013 sq. m
      Total meeting space124,562 sq. m

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