|By Marketwired .||
|December 20, 2013 04:01 PM EST||
CHARLOTTE, NC -- (Marketwired) -- 12/20/13 -- Santa's coming to town, so get your letters in now! The Charlotte Marriott SouthPark is pleased to be supporting the Make-A-Wish® foundation this holiday season. Now through Christmas, bring your letters to Santa to this Charlotte area boutique hotel and the holiday missives will be delivered to Macy's in the SouthPark mall, on their way to being part of the A Million Reasons to Believe. Make a Wish® has been granting wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions for over thirty years, with the help of staff, volunteers, donors, and other supporters. On average they make a child's wish come true every 38 minutes.
Sending your letter to Santa and helping a good cause is easy. Simply address your letters to Santa at the North Pole, place a stamp on each one, and drop them off at the hotel's location near SouthPark Mall in Charlotte. From there Santa's helpers will deliver the letters to the Macy's in the SouthPark Mall. For every letter received, Macy's will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $1,000,000. The stories that come out of these Make-A-Wish® experiences are incredible, and life changing for the children.
If you're still finishing holiday shopping or planning your New Year's getaway, take advantage of the Charlotte Marriott SouthPark's special winter shopping package, available through the end of January. The shopping package includes deluxe overnight accommodations, a complimentary hot breakfast buffet for two, a $50 SouthPark Mall gift card, and a welcome bag of SouthPark Mall discounts and coupons.
This holiday season, every stay at this spirited hotel near the SouthPark mall means lavish comfort, excellent service, and a sophisticated at-home feel, for business or leisure travelers. To make your holiday hotel reservations in Charlotte, call 704-364-8220 today.
About the Charlotte Marriott SouthPark
Marrying European sophistication and Southern charm, the Charlotte Marriott SouthPark offers a boutique hotel experience in the heart of Charlotte. Outfitted with modern furnishings, eclectic art and state-of-the-art business amenities, the hotel is a top choice for both business and leisure travel. Guest rooms all have a spacious desk, high-speed Internet access, coffee/tea service, 32-inch HDTV and luxurious bedding. For active guests, the Charlotte SouthPark hotel with an outdoor pool also includes a fitness center and sauna and whirlpool for post-workout relaxation. Those who prefer to get their exercise outdoors can head to the U.S. National Whitewater Center NC for rafting, biking, climbing, zip lines, eco-trekking and more. Visitors can also explore dining, shopping and entertainment nearby at the Specialty Shops on the Park, Carowinds Theme Park, Bank of America Stadium, Time Warner Cable Arena and Charlotte Bobcats Arena. For a delicious in-house meal, the European gastro pub Rexford Park features innovative twists on American classics. Those looking for a special venue for a meeting or event can book this hotel's 8,750 square feet of event space.
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Charlotte Marriott SouthPark
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