Uptown hotel preps for multimillion-dollar renovation

This uptown hotel intends to revamp its 700 guest rooms later this year.

The Westin Charlotte expects to choose from two potential model rooms in the near future. 

That decision will be made in conjunction with ownership and the Westin design team with a focus on protecting the integrity of the brand and quality, says Leo Percopo, area general manager.

The last time the guest rooms received an overhaul was in 2010.

“There’s obviously tremendous return on a brand new guest room,” Percopo says.

Rooms will be revamped with a reflection on personal wellness. Expect soothing and relaxing colors and bathrooms with walk-in showers.

“I think it’s going to be very well received," he says.

Percopo said it’s too early to comment on further details until a model room is chosen as well as ballpark costs for the project.

“It’s going to be in the many millions,” he adds.

Construction could start as early as July. 

“Our goal is to be finished in March 2020,” Percopo says.

That timing coincides with expansion plans at the Charlotte Convention Center. Plans call for a $100 million expansion project to begin this spring.

“That’s really why we selected the dates we did,” he says.

The Westin has been working on revamping its restaurants, bars and meeting space in recent years. That includes a new ballroom in January 2018 as well as its 615 meeting area, located in the office building next door. 

615 offers 4,000 square feet of unique meeting space for events and weddings as well as extension of outdoor space.