As one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. and with an increase in business and leisure travel each year, the hotel market in Charlotte—the largest city in the Carolinas—is one of the most active in the country.


With over 6,000 hotel rooms in Center City, and an additional 1,099 more rooms scheduled to open in Uptown through 2022, attendees will be within walking distance to the Charlotte Convention Center. In the Queen City's diverse neighborhoods, there are approximately 27,000-plus hotel rooms that will accompany any group's needs. As of early-2021, there are over a dozen projects under construction in Mecklenburg County and more than 40 total projects in various planning stages of the development pipeline.


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Holiday Inn Express & Suites – South End

Projected Opening Date: Opened in 2018
South End
Number of Rooms: 123

At the corner of South Tryon Street and West Kingston Avenue, this suite-style hotel brings much needed accommodation options to the burgeoning South End neighborhood just outside of Center City. The hotel includes meeting space for up to 125 people, 4,500 square feet of retail and restaurant space, and a second-floor terrace.

AC Hotel Charlotte Ballantyne

Projected Opening Date: Fall 2021
: Ballantyne
Number of Rooms:

Part of a mixed-use development in Ballantyne Village, the 186-room AC Hotel occupies the first seven stories of Ballantyne’s tallest building, Panorama Tower. Hotel amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and yoga studio, two European-inspired eateries and The Panorama Ballroom, a rooftop event venue that will open on the tower’s top floor in 2022. Art installations and murals created by local artists to reflect the area’s characteristics can be found throughout the hotel’s communal spaces.

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Home2Suites by Hilton Charlotte Uptown

Projected Opening Date: November 2019
Location: Uptown
Number of Rooms: 180

Located at the LYNX Blue Line light rail’s Stonewall Station and across the street from the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Charlotte Convention Center, Home2 Suites by Hilton Charlotte Uptown is a 10-story all-suite, extended-stay hotel above the Novel Stonewall Station apartment complex and Whole Foods Market. The hotel includes a 1,200-square-foot meeting room on the top floor, various gathering spaces, an outdoor pool, a fitness center and 13,500 square feet of ground-floor retail, among other features.

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott at Carowinds

Projected Opening Date: November 2019
Location: South Charlotte
Number of Rooms: 130

SpringHill Suites by Marriott at Carowinds is the official hotel of the Carowinds Amusement Park. Located in South Charlotte, the five-story, all-suite hotel includes a meeting room and business center, in addition to a full-service bar, a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool and a 24/7 Market.

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Grand Bohemian Charlotte

Projected Opening Date: August 2020
Number of Rooms: 254

Located at the corner of Trade and Church streets, the Grand Bohemian Charlotte is architecturally inspired by the historic Vienna Secession. The 254-room high-end hotel houses three restaurants, including a 16th-floor rooftop bar offering unparalleled views of Uptown Charlotte, 16,225 square feet of versatile indoor/outdoor meeting and event space, an on-site spa and a 24-hour fitness room.

$126.9M Convention Center Expansion


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Marriott Hotel and Conference Center at UNCC

Projected Opening Date: March 2021
Location: University
Number of Rooms: 226

The UNCC Marriott Hotel and Conference Center is located next to the LYNX Blue Line light rail’s J.W. Clay Boulevard station, just off the main campus of UNC Charlotte. The seven-floor hotel has 226 rooms, including five suites, as well as nine meeting rooms totaling 19,944 square feet of meeting space. Additional hotel amenities include a southern-style restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center and an outdoor pool.

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JW Marriott Charlotte

Projected Opening Date: August 2021
Location: Uptown
Number of Rooms: 381

The first JW Marriott in the Carolinas, the 22-story, 381-room hotel is located at Stonewall and College streets across from the Charlotte Convention Center. Located in the heart of the city’s meetings district, the hotel houses more than 22,000 square feet of meeting and event space, as well as an in-house spa, a restaurant, and outdoor bar and pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

Homewood Suites Charlotte Uptown

Projected Opening Date: 2022
Location: Uptown
Rooms: 209

The 13-story extended-stay hotel, Uptown Charlotte’s first Homewood Suites, will be located in First Ward at the corner of East 8th and North College Streets. The 209-suite hotel will include 3,500 square feet of flexible meeting and pre-function space, 4,000 square feet of street-level retail area and an expanded fitness center, a pool and a lounge with a large outdoor terrace. The property will within walking distance of the UNC Charlotte Center City campus, Spectrum Arena, Bank of America Headquarters, the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and two LYNX Blue Line light rail stops.

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InterContinental Hotel at Carolina Theatre

Projected Opening Date: 2023
Location: Uptown
Number of Rooms: 252

Located at the corner of Sixth and Tryon streets, the Carolinas’ first InterContinental Hotel is slated for construction atop the historic Carolina Theatre, which will be undergoing an extensive renovation. The 252-room hotel will occupy 26 floors of a 32-story building at 6th and Tryon Streets. The first six floors of the building will be used as the theater space.

Hyatt Centric Charlotte SouthPark

Projected Opening Date: June 2021
: SouthPark
Number of Rooms:

Charlotte’s first Hyatt Centric hotel is located in the city’s upscale SouthPark neighborhood. In addition to its 4,000 square feet of meeting space, the hotel houses two Japanese-inspired restaurants – including Mizo, one of SouthPark’s few rooftop dining options. In keeping with the Hyatt Centric brand, the hotel design and artwork are inspired by the heritage and culture of the Queen City.

$126.9M Convention Center Expansion