[Excerpt from Hotel Designs Industry News] The Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel celebrated its grand reopening on 28th October 2010 after a three year, multi-million dollar renovation, announced Ms. Kris Horacek, general manager.
Prior to becoming a Renaissance in 2007, the property at 5501 Carnegie Boulevard was the Hyatt SouthPark, which was in need of a top-to-bottom renovation. The hotel’s new owners, Thomas Point Ventures, which is managed by the Marriott family, hired LS3P Associates, Ltd., to oversee the transformation.
According to Janet Garland Caponi, interior designer and associate principal for LS3P, “There were definite opportunities within the existing architectural space such as
the four-story atrium space flooded with natural light, the fountains, and the intimate courtyard. The goal was to invigorate the space by enhancing these existing elements
which easily blend the inside and out, while at the same time provide a unique local experience that stays true to the Renaissance brand.”
Ms. Caponi adds that they derived the local aspect through research on Queen Charlotte, who was a notable patron of the arts. Her love of classical music and botany inspired the designers to use art to weave her passions throughout the
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