Introduction:

The Hampton Inn & Suites SouthPark stands as the focal point in Phillips Place, a beautiful European style boutique village located just south of Uptown Charlotte in an area called SouthPark. Guests who stay with us can enjoy access to restaurants, shopping, Whole Foods and activities all within walking distance of the hotel.  Plus, our guestrooms include hot breakfast each morning, complimentary Wi-Fi and shuttle service within 6 miles of the hotel.

Hotel BIO:

The Hampton Inn & Suites SouthPark stands as the focal point in Phillips Place, a beautiful European style boutique village.  Our hotel is committed to serving your travelers in every way possible, a level of customer service that we refer to as our SouthPark Tradition of Excellence. Whether you are looking at rehearsal dinner or reception space for your big day, or rooms for your out of town guests, our hotel can accommodate your every need. Here are a few features and benefits of our hotel that makes a perfect location for your overnight wedding guests:

  • Recently Renovated lobby, breakfast room, fitness center & spacious guestrooms offering a microwave, refrigerator, safe and TV in the bathroom mirror!

  • Free Hot Breakfast offered daily

  • Free high-speed and Wireless Internet access in all guestrooms, event spaces and lobby

  • HHonors guests will have the option to earn both HHonors points & airline miles.

  • Newly Refreshed Meeting & Event Spaces for up to 75 with natural light, indoor & outdoor seating, with audio visual and catering services

  • Complimentary Shuttle Service within 5 miles of the hotel. We also offer complimentary shuttle service to your reception location until 10:00 pm and available for a small fee until midnight

  • Walking Distance to over 10 Restaurants, Shopping, Movie Theater and Whole Foods. Plus, a premier shopping center, The SouthPark Mall, directly across the street

6700 Phillips Place Court
Charlotte, NC 28210
704.319.5700
Hamptonsouthpark.com

 

Block It Off 101

You’ve finalized your guest list, booked your ceremony spot, selected your reception venue and so many other logistics are coming together. So where will all of your guests stay? It’s important to keep your wedding guests’ needs in mind when looking for the perfect hotel for them to lay their head each night.  Keep these tips in mind as you plan your hotel accommodations:

  • Consider the location. The chosen hotel should be close to the wedding events, primarily the reception. But should also be close to restaurants, shopping or interesting places to walk to nearby.

     

  • What is included with each guestroom? Breakfast, Wi-Fi, Valet Parking? The more that is included, the more value there is.

     

  • Will your hotel provide a shuttle? Depending on where the venue is, some do offer transportation to and from the venue either complimentary or for a small fee. Make sure to ask how many guests their shuttle can fit at one time.

     

  • Is there enough parking?  Is there a fee? For your guest who are driving in into town, parking is an important consideration.

     

  • What are the group rates for weddings? Are there any special rates associated with your wedding reception venue?

     

  • Clearly communicate the room-block deadline. Not only will guests miss out on a discounted rate, but they might not be able to book a room at all, especially in peak seasons or holiday weekends. The release date for your room block is usually three or four weeks before the event.

     

  • Read the fine print! Some hotels require a percentage of rooms booked to fulfil the discounted rate (also called an attrition clause). You don’t want to pay for empty rooms.

     

  • Does a hotel’s package include a hospitality room? This is a private space where guests can gather to relax in between events.

     

  • Are there Bride and Groom benefits? Ask if your package could include a “get ready room” or a complimentary or discounted suite for the bride and groom for their wedding night.

     

  • How do guests book their rooms? Will the hotel provide a link just for your group to share on your website? Is there special number to call and code to use for the discount? Make sure you collect this information and share it on your save the date and invitations

     

  • Who has made reservations? Some hotel chains offer on-line options for brides and grooms and/or planners to look up reservations on-line. Make sure you ask how this is handled at each hotel you speak with.

     

  • Welcome bags or boxes are always a great idea! Some suggested items for these bags would be; an agenda of the weekend events, beverages, snacks, gum/mints, “what to do” magazines and local items.  Be sure to check the hotel’s policy on delivering or handing out bags as there may be a fee. 

Always remember that the hotel salesperson who is helping you with your room block is there for you! He or she will help you answer any questions you may have or to help with any special requests along the way. 

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