PHOTO: The unexpectedly phenomenal Royal Afternoon Tea at The Ballantyne Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina (c) Sery Kim
Yesterday I landed in Charlotte, North Carolina to review The Ballantyne Hotel. Having recently undergone a $60 million renovation, this over 400 key room surprised me with its beauty, exceptionally friendly service and their phenomenal Royal Afternoon Tea. I desperately needed the rest & relaxation after a tough 24 hours of travel and The Ballantyne was a perfectly hospitable way to unwind. Plus it's a super-fast 18 minute drive from the hotel (without traffic, obviously).
More on the tea, as well as their equally blissful spa -- my "Carolina Lavender Blow-Out" is life itself! -- later but just wanted to let you know if you are coming to Charlotte, this is ONE PLACE YOU MUST STAY!
PHOTO: My welcome gift from The Ballantyne Spa as well as the Pumpkin Ginger & Clove candle I bought (c) Sery Kim