• DNCC Announces Delegate Hotels: Guess Who Isn’t On the List!

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    DNCC CEO Steve Kerrigan

    Tonya Jameson

    DNCC CEO Steve Kerrigan announced the delegate and headquarters hotels for the Democratic National Convention. The Westin and the Hilton Center City will be the headquarters hotels. State delegations will stay in 56 hotels in Uptown, SouthPark, University area, I-77 airport corridor and Concord. Surprisingly, however, the Ritz-Carlton is not included in that list.

    Kerrigan deflected questions about the noticeable absence saying that there were at least 90 other hotels that weren’t included on the list. Still several reporters hammered away trying to determine why the Ritz was not included. Kerrigan stuck to his response that it was one among many not included for the delegations.

    Hotels were selected based on their price, proximity and amenities. Kerrigan said the fact that all of the hotels were within 20-minutes of convention activities was a huge benefit of hosting the convention in Charlotte. He said in past years delegates had hourlong commutes from their hotels to the convention activities.

    “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for local hotels to promote their business to guests from all across the country. Not only is Charlotte uniquely appointed for hosting an event like this, with hotel zones closer to convention venues than in the past, but the Southern hospitality of the local hotel community will make guests return visitors,” Kerrigan said in his remarks.

    The N.C. delegation will be staying in the Crowne Plaza Uptown. The S.C. delegation will be housed in the Courtyard by Marriott Billy Graham Parkway. Delegates from President Obama’s birth state Hawaii will also be in the Hilton Center City.

    The state delegations use the hotels for lodging as well as to hold meetings, receptions and briefings. Shuttle buses will transport delegates to convention activities. Last week, the DNCC issued a request for proposals for transportation services.

    DNCC hotel assignments by the numbers:

    *6,000 Delegates will participate in the convention

    *DNCC has secured 15,000 rooms in 150 hotels from Rock Hill to Salisbury.

    *DNCC has secured 6,700 rooms in 56 hotels for state delegations.

    State Delegations Hotel Assignments

    Alabama – Spring Hill Suites University

    Alaska – Hilton Garden Inn Concord

    American Samoa – Quality Inn and Suites Airport

    Arizona – Hilton Garden Inn Ayrsley

    Arkansas – Hampton Inn & Suites Airport

    California – Blake, Hampton Inn & Suites Uptown

    Colorado – Residence Inn Uptown

    Connecticut – DoubleTree Airport

    Delaware – Wingate by Wyndham Tyvola

    Democrats Abroad – Comfort Inn Executive Park

    District of Columbia – Hilton Garden Inn Concord

    Florida – Marriott City Center

    Georgia – Marriott Executive Park

    Guam – Quality Inn and Suites Airport

    Hawaii – Hilton Charlotte Center City

    Idaho – Residence Inn University

    Illinois – Holiday Inn Center City, City Center Inn

    Indiana – Hilton at University Place, Hampton Inn & Suites University

    Iowa – Towne Place Suites University

    Kansas – Wingate Inn Concord

    Kentucky – Country Inn and Suites University

    Louisiana – Sleep Inn University

    Maine – Residence Inn Tyvola

    Maryland – Embassy Suites Concord, Courtyard by Marriott Concord

    Massachusetts – The Omni

    Michigan – Embassy Suites Concord, Residence Inn Concord

    Minnesota – Marriott Executive Park, Comfort Inn Executive Park

    Mississippi – Microtel University, Country Inn and Suites University

    Missouri – Courtyard by Marriott Uptown

    Montana – Great Wolf Lodge

    Nebraska – Embassy Suites Airport

    Nevada – Hilton Garden Inn Uptown

    New Hampshire – Renaissance Charlotte Suites Airport

    New Jersey – Renaissance Charlotte Suites Airport

    New Mexico – Spring Hill Suites Concord

    New York – Renaissance Charlotte Suites South Park, Double Tree South Park, Residence Inn

    South Park

    North Carolina – Crowne Plaza Uptown

    North Dakota – Homewood Suites Airport

    Ohio – Hilton at University Place, Drury Inn

    Oklahoma – Spring Hill Suites Airport

    Oregon – Comfort Suites University

    Pennsylvania – Marriott South Park, Hampton Inn & Suites South Park, Courtyard by Marriot South Park

    Puerto Rico – Sleep Inn and Suites Concord

    Rhode Island – Embassy Suites Concord

    South Carolina – Courtyard by Marriott Billy Graham Parkway

    South Dakota – Comfort Inn Executive Park

    Tennessee – Hilton at University Place, Courtyard by Marriott University

    Texas – Great Wolf Lodge, Springhill Suites Concord

    U.S. Virgin Islands – Country Inn and Suites Airport

    Utah – Embassy Suites Airport

    Vermont – Hilton Charlotte Center City

    Virginia – Sheraton Charlotte Airport

    Washington – Hilton Charlotte Executive Park

    West Virginia – Hampton Inn & Suites Concord

    Wisconsin – Embassy Suites Airport

    Wyoming – Sleep Inn Airport

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