CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - May 23, 2011) - Kris Horacek, General Manager of both the Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel and the Charlotte Marriott SouthPark, has reason to be proud these days. Pulling double duty as General Manager for two of SouthPark's most popular hotels has finally paid off with a gem of a reward: a AAA Four Diamond rating for both properties.

While the Charlotte Marriott SouthPark has been a AAA Four Diamond hotel for 22 consecutive years, the Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark -- a boutique hotel in Charlotte which underwent a three-year, multi-million dollar renovation that was completed last fall -- has just received the Four Diamond rating for the first time.

The luxury hotel's lounge, The Bar at Flagstones, was also recently rated "Best Hotel Bar" by the readers of Charlotte Magazine.

"The staff and management of both of these hotels have invested a tremendous amount of time, energy, and personal commitment to continue to raise the bar on the service levels we provide," notes Ms. Horacek. "It is so gratifying to see that our efforts have been duly rewarded and that now the Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel has also earned the Four Diamond rating for 2012."

According to AAA, a Four Diamond property is upscale in all areas. Hotel accommodations are progressively more refined and stylish. The physical attributes reflect an obvious enhanced level of quality throughout. The fundamental hallmarks at this level include an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.

The Renaissance SouthPark Hotel is a savvy, contemporary, and inviting luxury boutique hotel near Phillips Place that has just completed a multi-million dollar renovation. The property is located in the affluent SouthPark neighborhood, just a few minutes south of uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. The hotel has 264 guest rooms, an indoor pool, fitness center, Flagstones Restaurant, and The Bar at Flagstones. For additional information, visit

RENAISSANCE HOTELS is an upscale brand with more than 145 properties in 32 countries that speaks to passionate travelers in search of authentic local discoveries when traveling for business or leisure. Renaissance Hotels has recently welcomed several new "gems" to its global collection -- the boutique Renaissance Malmo hotel in Sweden, the historic Stanford Court hotel in San Francisco, the exotic Renaissance Curacao Resort in the Dutch Caribbean, the opulent Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel and the modern Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel. These hotels join a rich portfolio defined by distinctive and well-known icons such as the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, La Concha Renaissance San Juan, Renaissance New York Hotel 57 and Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe. All Renaissance hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. To make reservations and for more information visit Follow Renaissance on Facebook at, on Twitter at, and via the RLife blog at

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