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Charlotte Marriott SouthPark Installs Living Wall to Relax and Inspire Hotel Guests

CHARLOTTE, NC -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/13 -- Hotel guests who duck into the business center at the Charlotte Marriott SouthPark to print out a document or do a little Internet research not only have computers, printers, and copy machines at their disposal, but they are also treated to a little bit of the outdoors with the property's recent installation of a "Living Wall."

General Manager Kris Horacek was watching a Home Depot commercial last spring and was inspired by the vertical plant display that a homeowner was tending on her patio, and so she decided it would be a perfect addition to the SouthPark Charlotte hotel's Business Center.

"Quite often business travelers go from their car to the airplane to a hotel to a meeting and never get five minutes outside to experience nature," notes Ms. Horacek. "Our Business Center offers a view out on to the pool and by bringing the outside in to create this green installation on the wall, we hope that it has both a calming and inspirational effect on harried road warriors." Living walls with natural plants are said to better oxygenate air and create a calming ambiance for a space.

And apparently Ms. Horacek's vision has paid off. "Guests are always taking photos of it as a backdrop," she notes. "They always ask us if the plants are 'real' and then go ahead and walk over to the installation to feel the leaves just to make sure."

The Charlotte Marriott SouthPark offers a setting of European sophistication and Southern charm in the affluent SouthPark neighborhood. The boutique hotel features guest rooms with Marriott's signature bedding and all of the comforts of home. Facilities include the Rexford Park Public House restaurant, fitness center, business center, and outdoor pool. Ideally situated, the Charlotte Marriott SouthPark is just minutes from the Specialty Shops on the Park as well as the Carowinds Theme Park, Bank of America Stadium, and Charlotte Bobcats Arena. For additional information, visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cltph-charlotte-marriott-southpark/ or call 704-364-8220.

About Marriott Hotels & Resorts

Marriott Hotels & Resorts continues to inspire and provide a balanced life on the road for discerning and high-achieving business and leisure travelers, offering warm, professional service; sophisticated yet functional guest room design; lobby spaces that facilitate working, dining and socializing; restaurants and bars serving international cuisine prepared simply and from the freshest ingredients; meeting and event spaces and services that are gold standard; and expansive, 24-hour fitness facilities. All Marriott 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. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com.

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