Thursday, January 19, 2017

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The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge Named one of the Top 10 Hotels in the South

The Ballantyne was named one of the top ten hotels in the south by travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler. The magazine explains that The Ballantyne’s amenities are what set it apart from the rest. View the feature.

Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne is #1 Aloft in the World Again!

Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne has earned the #1 spot in overall guest satisfaction through Starwood’s Guest Experience Index (GEI), Guest Loyalty Composite for all Aloft Hotels in 2016! This is the fourth time Aloft has won this on a global level and the fifth time Aloft has received the top designation in North America. Congratulations, Aloft!

Share the Warmth Coat Drive Results

We are excited to share the results for our Share the Warmth Coat Drive! With the support of our generous community, Ballantyne Corporate Park will provide over 1,680 coats to local children in need! That means we produced over 750 more coats than the last time we hosted the campaign in December 2015! We are once again amazed by the generosity of our community and our employees and appreciate all who contributed to this important cause. Your donations will be put to good use and will make a difference in the lives of so many underprivileged children in our city. 

WSOC-TV’s Community Affairs Manager, Kevin Campbell shared his gratitude for Ballantyne Corporate Park’s participation in the effort. “It’s amazing to find another partner in our community who shares the same mission that WSOC-TV does… to help preserve the dignity of children who are living in need across our area,” said Kevin. “These coats are going to be given free to a lot of children who don’t have what we have here in the community, so thank you so much.”

Special thanks to Clifton Coble and our directors for rallying their personal networks and contributing a generous 245 coats toward this effort! We appreciate your time and efforts to help us Share the Warmth!

December Birthday Lunch


Pictured from Left to Right: Marshall Walker, Tuya Lapish, Emily Little, Margaret Bissell, Lori McManus, Jeff McCall, Sonja Schmal, Eddie Angel, Jeff Brown, Dorothy Curry, Mike Hernandez, Lydia Artale, Mikel Marcuse, Kevin Fry, Dale Rogers, Christina Thigpen, Audrey Bell, Linda Lemmons, Sarah Clark, Harvey Auger, Woody Allen and Lee Noble.


The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge Receives 2016 Guest Review Award

The Ballantyne received a 2016 Guest Review Award with an overall review score of 9.1 out of 10. Congratulations!

Coat Drive Celebration

Thank you to all who helped us collect coats for our Share the Warmth Coat Drive benefiting Steve's Coats for Kids! We are so thankful for the response from Bissell employees and know that this will have a great impact on our community. Let's also thank Mr. Bissell for the great pizza lunch to celebrate a successful coat drive! Thank you, Mr. Bissell!

Emily Brandewie Receives NACE Rising Star of the Year

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge’s Catering Sales Manager Emily Brandewie was awarded the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) Charlotte Chapter Rising Star of the Year award on January 12. The Rising Star of the Year is awarded to any member of the Charlotte NACE who has shown extraordinary achievements and leadership to help the chapter within their first two years of membership. Congratulations, Emily!

Time for a Touch-Up!

The emergency hair and makeup crew came through just in time to give Mr. Bissell a touch-up before his video shoot. Now he is video ready! Great job, Kat!

2017 Spirit to Serve Committee Members

Are you passionate about community engagement and volunteerism? Consider joining the 2017 Spirit to Serve committee! Spirit to Serve is an extraordinary program that represents the core of who we are as a company with a commitment to make a difference in our community through volunteer initiatives.

Committee members will develop and discuss creative ways to make a greater impact on our community, attend monthly planning meetings and lead various volunteer projects throughout the year. In 2016, the program surpassed our company-wide goal to serve 1200 hours, so we are looking forward to another successful and charitable year ahead!

If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Hailey Rorie.

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge Voted Best Venue for Large Weddings

The Ballantyne was voted the Best Venue for Large Weddings in The Best of B&B 2017 Awards. Winners of The Best of B&B Awards are chosen by Charlotte vendors.

Share the Warmth Coat Drive on WSOC-TV

Watch a clip from WSOC-TV's evening newscast covering Ballantyne Corporate Park's participation in Steve's Coats for Kids through the Share the Warmth Coat Drive.

Vintage-Inspired Wedding at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge

View photos from this vintage-inspired wedding at The Ballantyne on October 14, 2016.

Gallery Restaurant's Butternut Squash Soup Featured on USA Today

Gallery Restaurant's Butternut Squash Soup was featured on as one of 50 ways butternut squash is being served this winter. View the feature here.

Connect with Culture Day

Experience art, science and history for free on ASC’s Connect with Culture Day! South Charlotte and Ballantyne will offer experiences suited for the family like a musical storytelling of “The Tortoise and The Hare” and a Storytime Reading with Ballerina Paige Hinkley. Connect with Culture Day events will take place on Saturday, January 28 throughout the day. View all events and times here.

Massage Therapist Janete Barringer Announces Upcoming Book Release

Janete Barringer, massage therapist at The Spa at Ballantyne, has announced the upcoming release of her book, Brazilian Chakras Reflexology. The book covers a new technique that combines chakras therapy and reflexology that teaches reflexologists to identify and release blocked energy, encouraging the realignment of the body’s seven major chakras. Brazilian Chakras Reflexology will soon be available on Amazon. Congratulations, Janete!

The Cottage at Ballantyne Feature in Charlotte Five

The Cottage at Ballantyne was featured in Charlotte Five on January 9 as one of six extravagant services offered in Charlotte. Read the article here

Congratulations to our Final 2016 Franchise Player Winners!

Staybridge Suites:
Peggy Lane
Phyllis Obasi
Raquel Barajas
Carmen Camacho

Dana Radar Golf School: 
Doug Breuer

Ballantyne Business Center:
Christina Olmstead
Kathryn Frias

Craig Shaw
Chris Thomas
Ja'nese Stradford
Rosa Fernandez
Ian Rhodes
Amy Putnam
Jimmie Wade
Pamela Steele

Courtyard by Marriott:
Betty Clyburn
Faye Best

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge:
Liana Gadzhiyeva
Kelly Snyder
Donna Orellana
Cynthia Gregg
Arlexis Lancacho Mendez
Amanda Persaud
Elizabeth Casserly
Ashley Hall
Noelle Gogg
Brian Schleicher
Melinda Plavnicky
Rick Cammer
Angela Truesdale
Lori Adler
Jonathan Grab

Bissell Corporate:

Elan Harrison
Chad Olmstead
Annette Siverling
Tim Roadcap
Phil Riggins
Michael Beste
Jill Ott
Blair Prentice
Arlene Grace
Dmitry Nerdinsky
Kevin Fry
Kathy Lindsey

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge Honored Again as AAA Four Diamond Hotel

The Ballantyne was honored for the twelfth time as a AAA Four Diamond hotel. The Ballantyne hosted the awards luncheon on January 6. View more pictures from the event here.

Picture: (L – R) Dave Parsons, president and CEO, AAA Carolinas, Schuyler Clark, Soyoung Patel and Jim Sellitti

Tech Break #27 Recap

Amazon's flying warehouse and the best apps of 2016 were among the topics discussed at Tech Break #27 on December 29. Read a full recap of the meeting here. Don't forget to mark your calendars for Teach Break #28 on Friday, January 27 at 12 p.m. in the Chandler Training Room. 



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