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Hotel in SouthPark Charlotte Brightens the Days of Patients at Children's Hospital

Charlotte Marriott SouthPark Makes Blankets to Surprise Patients at Levine Children's Hospital

CHARLOTTE, NC -- (Marketwire) -- 07/24/12 -- The management and staff of the Charlotte Marriott SouthPark, a boutique hotel in Charlotte, recently set out to make fleece blankets to surprise the children at the Levine Children's Hospital, a pediatric hospital that was built with the goal that no child would ever have to leave Charlotte and travel for adequate healthcare.

This business hotel in Charlotte, NC works with the Children's Miracle Network during the year through the Charlotte Marriott Business Council, whose mission it is to support the local communities in which Marriott hotels do business.

According to Charlotte Marriott SouthPark general manager Kris Horacek (pictured with director of operations Joe Blewitt), the hotel employees participated for several hours to measure and cut the patterns for the blankets and then tied the pieces together. It was a simple, easy, and fun project as no actual sewing was involved. In total, over 175 blankets were delivered to the hospital.

Other hotel employees involved in the effort included James Williams, director of event planning, and Sheri Zetterberg, executive assistant.

About The Charlotte Marriott SouthPark
The Charlotte Marriott SouthPark, a AAA Four Diamond property, offers a setting of European sophistication and Southern charm in the affluent SouthPark neighborhood. The hotel features eclectic art, modern furnishings and guest rooms with Marriott's signature bedding and all of the comforts of home. Facilities include 14 Charlotte meeting venues providing 8,750 square feet of total meeting space, state-of-the-art business amenities, the Rexford Park Public House restaurant, fitness center, and outdoor pool. Ideally situated, this hotel near Carowinds Theme Park is just minutes from the Specialty Shops on the Park as well as Bank of America Stadium, and Charlotte Bobcats Arena. For additional information on the hotel, reservations, rates and more, visit the hotel website at www.charlottemarriottsouthpark.com or call 704-364-8220.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com

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