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CHARLOTTE, NC – October 21, 2016Condé Nast Traveler this week announced the results of its 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, unveiling 39 Ritz-Carlton properties which have received a winning designation in 26 different categories across the globe. The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte was included in the list, capturing a spot among the Top 30 Hotels in the American South, and representing the only such honoree located in the heart of Charlotte.

“We are humbled to have our hotel included on this prestigious list,” said David Rothwell, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte.  “This distinction is especially meaningful because it is conveyed by the magazine’s readers, through a pro-active voting process. We have been privileged to welcome many of these readers to The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, and their positive experiences are a true reflection of the warm, caring service provided by the Ladies and Gentlemen of the hotel.”

More than 300,000 dedicated readers – nearly twice as many as last year – cast votes for 7,394 hotels, 606 cities, 500 cruise ships, and 236 islands, in an average survey time of 8.4 minutes. The result? The 1,402 best travel experiences in the world.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.

The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 25, 2016. The full list is published exclusively online at

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