North Carolina People, Places, and Things-April 17
I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily.
In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the people, places, and things that make North Carolina special.
Sometimes in my job I have to travel. When I was a college basketball coach travel was much more frequent. On Friday night my wife and I attended a university function at UNC Charlotte. Since 1983 I have been a Marriott Rewards member and I pretty much stay at that hotel brand when overnight accommodations are required.
I got wondering how many Marriot hotels were located in North Carolina. Turns out the answer is 137 when a Towne Place Suites opened this month in Aberdeen, NC.
Marriott offers 9 unique brands in North Carolina. They include in order of frequency Courtyard(45), Fairfield(32), Residence Inn(23), Spring Hill Suites(16), Marriott Hotels(9), Renaissance(4), Autograph Collection(2), and Ritz Carlton (1).
The Autograph Hotels are The Grand Bohemian in Asheville right near the gates of Biltmore and The Siena located on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, NC.
Bohemian on left and The Siena on right below.
The lone North Carolina Ritz Carlton is located on Trade St. In Uptown Charlotte, NC.
I have personally stayed at 7 of the 9 brands in North Carolina. Have The Grand Bohemian and Ritz on my bucket list.