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The Forbes Four-Star Ritz-Carlton Charlotte is easily the best boutique hotel in the city while the Forbes Four-Star Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge in Ballantyne—just 20-plus minutes from the city center—is the best boutique property in the suburbs.
The Ritz-Carlton has a more urban feel and being that it’s centrally located in uptown, it has also become the go-to accommodation for business travelers. Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge exudes southern charm with its traditional décor and location in the stunning Charlotte suburb of Ballantyne.
Both properties boast luxury amenities including impressive spas, fine dining (BLT Steak and Bar Cocoa at the Ritz; Gallery Restaurant & Bar at Ballantyne), impressive (and popular) bars and lounges (the Ritz’s Urban Sip has become a hot spot for city dwellers; the Gallery’s bar is the go-to area for business drinks and post-golf games), and amenities such as a pool, in-room WiFi, and state-of-the-art fitness facilities.