On October 1st, the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain unveiled their latest property in Charlotte. Steps from the cityâ€™s cultural center, the hotel and wellness center were designed with eco-friendly principles, specifically with LEED Gold certification in mind. â€œWe look forward to bringing a new, environmentally-focused wellness experience to Charlotte and its travelers,â€ said David Rothwell, General Manager for The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte. â€œWith our commitment to helping restore personal balance while also protecting nature within the city, we anticipate that The Wellness Center will become an exciting new destination for area visitors.â€
The new 13,000-square-foot Wellness Center features a saline-treated swimming pool and whirlpool. The spa only utilizes 100% organic spa products in all of the treatments. As part of the eco-design the Wellness Center installed high-efficiency Kohler fixtures and utilized low-VOC paints and carpets. And the green topping on the cake? The hotel installed a vegetated rooftoop to help reduce the urban heat island effect.