Sunday, February 19, 2017

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The Ballantyne Recognized for Operational Excellence by Marriott

Congratulations to The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge for winning an Operational Excellence Award during the MINA & Full Service Owners Conference in late 2016. The award was given to companies that have demonstrated an outstanding level of excellence across both service and food and beverage categories, including quality, training, engagement and guest satisfaction scoring.  

Franchise Player Year-End Celebration

We had a great time celebrating our 2016 Franchise Players at our Franchise Player Year-End Celebration on February 15! Thank you to all our Franchise Player winners for exemplifying our core values on a daily basis. View the event presentation and more pictures from the celebration.

The Spa at Ballantyne Voted Best Local Spa

The Spa at Ballantyne received a Gold Daisy Award for Best Local Spa by readers of South Charlotte Macaroni Kid, a popular weekly newsletter and website focused on fun family events and information in the greater Charlotte area. Congratulations to the Spa team!

January Birthday Lunch

Pictured from Left to Right:
Front Row: Carl Libonati, Sarah Brown, Katie Wilber, Cynthia Devereaux, JoAnn Sturgis, Tony Barney
Second Row: Margaret Bissell, Shannon Walker, Alida Jacobson, Arlene Grace, Danika Smith-Josiah, Ray Sepesy
Back Row: Clifton Coble, Mr. Bissell, Vinny Quinones


The Golf Club at Ballantyne Hosts Ballantyne Junior Open

The Golf Club at Ballantyne hosted a successful tournament February 11 and 12 with the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. Congratulations to the winner of the Boys 16-18 Division, Carlos Garre!

Executive Chef Kennardo Holder Featured on South Charlotte Weekly's Website

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge's new executive chef, Kennardo Holder, was featured prominently on South Charlotte Weekly's website.

Play for $1 per Hole During the Month of March

Take advantage of a great employee offer at The Golf Club at Ballantyne! All employees are invited to play golf for $1 per hole Sundays through Wednesdays beginning at 3 p.m. during the month of March.

Employees may bring one guest at the $1-per-hole rate. Additional players will receive a 50% discount, and employees must play with the group in order for additional players to receive the discount. Greens, Cart Fee & Range Balls are included. Appropriate golf attire includes collared shirts, slacks and Bermuda length shorts. Jeans, jean shorts, halter tops and metal golf spikes are not permitted. Reserve your tee time at 704-248-4383.

Vote for Gallery Restaurant – Charlotte Magazine’s Best of the Best

Please vote for Gallery Restaurant in Charlotte Magazine’s BOB Awards! The Dining ballot is up, and we encourage you to vote for Gallery Restaurant in as many applicable categories as possible.

Please complete at least 25% of the fields; otherwise, your ballot will not count. Please use a personal email address if possible. Voting is available through Sunday, February 26. We encourage you to share this opportunity with family, friends and loyal customers.

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge Featured in Charlotte Happenings’ “Romantic Retreats”

The Ballantyne was featured in Charlotte Happenings’ February issue in an article titled, “Romantic Retreats.” The article highlights different aspects of The Ballantyne where you can enjoy a romantic getaway, including The Spa at Ballantyne and Gallery Restaurant.

Operation Sandwich was a Success!

Over 40 volunteers helped put together more than 500 sandwiches for Operation Sandwich on February 13 at Sara’s YMCA. Our grand total was over 200 sandwiches past our goal! Because of the surplus in sandwiches, Carolina Premier Bank was able to donate sandwiches to Refugee Support Services and Urban Ministries Center in addition to Project 658.

We would like to give special thanks to Carolina Premier Bank for organizing and leading the project, Snyder’s-Lance for donating 350 bags of chips, and Sara’s YMCA for hosting Operation Sandwich. Lastly, thank you to all of the volunteers who prepared sandwiches and donated bread and deli meat!

View more pictures from the event on the Ballantyne Corporate Park Facebook page.

Ned Curran Tops List of 100 Newsmakers in South Charlotte Weekly

Bissell President & CEO Ned Curran was listed first on South Charlotte Weekly’s list of 100 newsmakers in 2016.

Ballantyne Corporate Park is Blooming!

Several trees are blooming beautifully around the Park! Take a look at the trees at Synchrony Financial.

Submitted by Elizabeth Grove.

Chef de Cuisine Matt Tilman Performs Culinary Demonstration on Morning Break

Matt Tilman, chef de cuisine at Gallery Restaurant, performed a culinary demonstration of how to prepare a healthy version of Fettuccine Alfredo on WBTV's lifestyle program, Morning Break, on February 7.

Future PTO Requests Notice

In coordination with upcoming changes in ADP, HR will be deleting all PTO requests for dates after March 1, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate you working with us through this process. We will let you know when you can re-enter your PTO requests. For questions or assistance, please contact Kathy Lindsey.

The Spa at Ballantyne Featured in Where Magazine

The Spa at Ballantyne was featured in travel publication where Charlotte in its recent issue.

Peter Grills Named Lodging Operator of the Year

Peter Grills, general manager at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, was named Lodging Operator of the Year at NCRLA’s Taste of North Carolina Gala on February 6. This award honors a hotel owner or company that is viewed as highly successful in the eyes of his or her fellow operators, employees, and the community amongst other considerations. Members of The Ballantyne’s Executive Committee along with their spouses joined Peter to celebrate his recognition. Congratulations, Peter!

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



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