Charlotte Hotels Begin Ramp Up For DNC

CHARLOTTE, NC—With the 2012 Democratic National Convention taking place here a year from now, local hotels are already planning for the major city-wide event.

Approximately 35,000 delegates, political consultants, pollsters, and journalists are expected to crowd the citys hotels.

The two-year-old Ritz-Carlton, for example, has upgraded its in-room technology and added to its complimentary guest ground transportation services in anticipation of demand during the convention.