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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