CHARLOTTE, NC—(Marketwired – Nov 17, 2015) – Two Charlotte boutique hotels recently helped to spearhead a community effort to give local women a chance to look and feel their best as they begin new chapters of their personal and professional lives.

The Charlotte Marriott SouthPark and the Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark joined six other local Marriott properties to establish a Nov. 2–5 Dress For Success® Charlotte Marriotts Clothing Drive supported by a total of eight Charlotte–area Marriott properties. The idea for the drive initially stemmed from a Marriott Client Appreciation Week–related community service project among a sales team of nine dynamic women. The team wanted to help less fortunate women in the Charlotte area, and Dress For Success® was a natural partner.

SouthPark Marriott and Renaissance General Manager Kris Horacek, along with fellow Charlotte–area Marriott General Manager Crissy Wright, championed the Dress For Success® Charlotte Marriotts Clothing Drive.

“As the women on our sales team began to share their plan to donate clothing to Dress

For Success, the desire for people to join them in supporting the cause kept growing,” said the SouthPark Charlotte hotel manager. “We soon realized that we could put the power of all eight Marriott Hotels in the Charlotte area behind them to expand this effort from just a group of nine women to potentially thousands of people.”

The mission of Dress For Success® is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Among other services, the nonprofit provides complete interview outfits, including shoes and accessories (up to five outfits) for each woman when she prepares to interview for or obtains a job.

In all, the Dress For Success® Charlotte Marriotts Clothing Drive collected approximately 200 items from three donation locations at the front desks of the Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel, Charlotte Marriott City Center and the Ritz Carlton Charlotte.

About the Charlotte Marriott SouthPark
Located in the city's vibrant SouthPark neighborhood, The Charlotte Marriott SouthPark features 195 impeccably appointed Charlotte NC hotel rooms, thoughtful amenities and a range of unique touches; from eclectic artwork to sleek, modern, lobby furnishings. Additional perks include a state–of–the–art fitness center, an outdoor pool, as well as a sauna and whirlpool. Additionally, 8,750 sq. ft. of versatile and sophisticated event space and delicious catering offer an ideal venue for meetings and social occasions. Award–winning area attractions such as SouthPark Mall, Carowinds Theme Park, Bank of America Stadium, and Charlotte Bobcats Arena are just a short distance away.

About the Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark
The Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark offers a winning combination of boutique elegance and contemporary style, as well as a premium hotel location near SouthPark Mall, Piedmont Row and many of Charlotte's other most popular attractions. The property's 262 gorgeously designed rooms and two suites showcase perks such as pillowtop mattresses, well–lit workspaces and high–speed Internet, while little extras like room service and elegant marble bathrooms add a touch of luxury to every stay. In addition to a fitness center, sauna and heated indoor pool, amenities include superb Southern dining and cocktails at on–site Flagstone's restaurant and adjoining bar, as well as 14 impeccably–appointed meeting and event venues.

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