While the winter storm that blew into Charlotte Monday morning shut down much of the city for the past few days, many local hotels saw a boost in business. As Charlotte/Douglas International Airport cancelled hundreds of flights, many travelers were ...Read More »
Hospitality and Entertainment
Charlotte-based Chanticleer Holdings said it plans to open its its third Hooters restaurant in Cape Town, South Africa. The restaurant is scheduled to open in March. Chanticleer’s other South African Hooters are Hooters on the Rocks in Durban and Hooters on the Buzz in Johannesburg. ...
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The Penguin, a Charlotte restaurant that has become a tourist destination, will reopen Jan. 15 after being shuttered for renovations, the eatery announced Friday. The restaurant, which first opened in 1954, has been closed since October. Known for its fried pickles, the ...Read More »
HVM, manager of the Spartanburg, S.C.-based Extended Stay Hotels chain, has named Michael Haaf chief marketing officer. The chain, which has 685 properties in the U.S. and Canada, filed for Chapter 11 protection in 2009 but has since emerged. Haaf most recently served as senior ...
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Charlotte’s hospitality and tourism sector got a boost Monday when AAA Carolinas honored five Center City accommodations and restaurants for superior quality and service. The Omni Charlotte Hotel hosted the event. The Hilton Charlotte City Center, Westin Charlotte and Omni ...Read More »
When the NASCAR Hall of Fame opened in May, David Montgomery, sales manager at the Westin Charlotte Hotel, thought the museum would generate travelers taking weekend trips to see the new attraction. But so far, NASCAR-driven hotel guests are more ...Read More »
Local filmmaker Tim Vogel has been selected to work on a new 20th Century Fox Television pilot for Showtime that’s being filmed in the Charlotte region. Preproduction work has begun in Charlotte for the psychological thriller, “Homeland.” Vogel, president of ...Read More »
Charlotte’s hotel occupancy rate rose to 61.1 percent in October from 57.7 percent the month before, the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority said Thursday. October marks the 10th consecutive month in which the rate has risen from the previous year, the ...Read More »
A Showtime pilot TV show will be filmed in the Charlotte region next year. The Charlotte Regional Partnership said preproduction work has begun in Charlotte for the pilot, a psychological thriller called “Homeland.” Beth Petty, director of CPP’s Charlotte Regional Film Commission, said it ...Read More »
Katie Simon walked around uptown Charlotte Tuesday, having just finished a job interview. For the 30-year-old, the Queen City seemed like a place she could call home. “I’m really hoping this works out for me,” said Simon, who lives in ...Read More »