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Media Highlights

The Ballantyne Partners with One King’s Lane on a Perfect Day

As part of its affiliation with Starwood’s The Luxury Collection, The Ballantyne worked with leading home décor retailer One King’s Lane to showcase the Perfect Day in Charlotte.

Awards & Accolades

March 2017
Wedding Wire honors The Ballantyne with a Couples’ Choice Award for Ceremony & Reception Venue.
February 2017
Forbes Travel Guide honors The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge with several Forbes Four-Star Awards for The Ballantyne, The Spa at Ballantyne and Gallery Restaurant.
November 2016
Conde Nast Traveler recognizes The Ballantyne as a Top Hotel in the South in its Readers’ Choice Awards.
August 2016
Executive Pastry Chef Ben Kallenbach wins the Signature Plated Dessert competition at Pastry Live.
August 2016
Pastry Sous Chef Noelle Gogg wins the Pastry People’s Choice Award at NCRLA’s NC Chef Showdown.
February 2016
Forbes Travel Guide honors The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge with Forbes Four-Star Awards for The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge and The Spa at Ballantyne.
January 2016
U.S. News & World Report names The Ballantyne as one of the Best Charlotte Hotels.
January 2016
The Ballantyne receives Venue of the Year by the Charlotte Chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE).
November 2015
Conde Nast Traveler recognizes The Ballantyne as a Top Resort in the South in its Reader’s Choice Awards.
April 2015
Gallery Restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine David Moore is selected to participate in the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series.
February 2015
Forbes Travel Guide honors The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge with several Forbes Four-Star Awards for The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, The Spa at Ballantyne and Gallery Restaurant.
January 2015
The Ballantyne is selected as a 2015 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings.
October 2014
The Ballantyne is honored with an Orbitz Best in Stay Award for being a top-rated hotel in the Charlotte market.
September 2014
Gallery Restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine David Moore is selected to participate in the competition dining series Fire in the City and advances to quarterfinals.
August 2014
Meetings Focus selects The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge as a “Best of the South” property.
August 2014
Gallery Restaurant receives the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
June 2014
TripAdvisor recognizes The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Gallery Restaurant and The Golf Club at Ballantyne with Certificates of Excellence.
May 2014
The Ballantyne is named as a Top 10 USA Resort on the Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) Member Favorite Hotels & Resorts list.
May 2014
The Ballantyne is named as a Best Golf Getaway on the Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) Member Favorite Hotels & Resorts list.
May 2014
Charlotte Magazine picks The Spa at Ballantyne’s Ashiatsu treatment as “Best Specialty Massage” in Charlotte.
January 2014
Forbes Travel Guide honors The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge with several Forbes Four-Star Awards for The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, The Spa at Ballantyne and Gallery Restaurant.
January 2014
Visit Charlotte recognizes The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge as Full Service Hotel Partner of the Year.
January 2014
The Ballantyne is selected as a 2014 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings.
January 2014
Charlotte Wedding recognizes The Spa at Ballantyne as “Best in Facials and Massage” in the Best of Wedding Awards.
September 2013
Gallery Restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine David Moore is selected to participate in the competition dining series Fire in the City and advances to quarterfinals.
August 2013
Gallery Restaurant receives the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
July 2013
Meetings & Conventions’ readers select The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge as a Gold Tee Award Recipient for going above and beyond with respect to service and quality in hosting meetings and events.
May 2013
Elevate Lifestyle Magazine selects The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge for “Best Pool in Town” for its annual “Best of the City” Awards.
February 2013
Forbes Travel Guide honors The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge with several Forbes Four-Star Awards for The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, The Spa at Ballantyne and Gallery Restaurant.
February 2013
The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association (NCRLA) selects The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge’s Megan Quesenberry as Lodging Employee of the Year.
January 2013
Peter Grills is named General Manager at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge.
January 2013
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge’s Megan Quesenberry is named Outstanding Ambassador at the Visit Charlotte Partner Awards.
January 2013
The Spa at Ballantyne is named a Top 100 Spa by Spas of America.
November 2012
The Knot.com selects The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge as a Best of Weddings 2013 Winner.
November 2012
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, a division of Bissell, is recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Charlotte Business Journal.
November 2012
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge receives AAA Four-Diamond Award.
August 2012
Meetings Focus South selects The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge as a “Best of the South” property.
August 2012
Gallery Restaurant receives the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
May 2012
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge receives the Paragon Award from readers of Corporate Meetings & Incentives for a great job in handling meetings and incentive programs.
May 2012
Charlotte Magazine picks The Spa at Ballantyne as Editor’s Choice “Best Spa Extras” in Charlotte.
May 2012
Charlotte Magazine picks The Spa at Ballantyne as Readers’ Choice “Best Salon/Spa” in Charlotte.
November 2011
Forbes Travel Guide honors The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge with several Forbes Four-Star Awards for The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, The Spa at Ballantyne and Gallery Restaurant.
November 2011
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge receives AAA Four-Diamond Award.
September 2011
Gallery Restaurant wins the Best Dish in North Carolina Award in the fine dining category for the Western Piedmont/Mountains in North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services’ annual contest.
August 2011
Gallery Restaurant receives the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
May 2011
Charlotte Magazine picks The Spa at Ballantyne as Editor’s Choice “Best Massage” in Charlotte.
May 2011
Charlotte Magazine picks The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge’s Gallery Bar for “Best Place for Single Malt Scotch” in Charlotte.
December 2010
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge is recognized as “Best Hotel” in AOL’s 2010 City’s Best Winners in Charlotte.
November 2010
Forbes Travel Guide honors The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge with several Forbes Four-Star Awards for The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, The Spa at Ballantyne and Gallery Restaurant.
November 2010
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge receives AAA Four-Diamond Award.
August 2010
Gallery Restaurant receives the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
May 2010
Charlotte Magazine picks The Spa at Ballantyne as Readers’ Choice “Best All-Day Spa Experience.”
May 2010
Adriaan Radder joins The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge as General Manager.
March 2010
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge received the Tiffany Trophy from Starwood Hotels & Resorts for having the highest overall guest satisfaction score in North America for The Luxury Collection and St. Regis global brands in 2009.
January 2010
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge ranked among the top 25 properties in the US from TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards.
November 2009
Forbes Travel Guide honors The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge with several Forbes Four-Star Awards for lodging, The Spa at Ballantyne and dining at Gallery Restaurant.
November 2009
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge receives AAA Four-Diamond Award.
October 2009
Best of Citysearch recognizes Gallery Restaurant as best Charlotte American food.
September 2009
Speaking of Golf selects The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge as best golf resort for 2009.
September 2009
Speaking of Golf recognizes Gallery Restaurant as best restaurant at a golf resort for 2009.
September 2009
Golf World readers select The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge as at Top 50 Golf Resort in the USA.
May 2009
Expedia selects The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge as a Expedia Insiders' Select hotel, one of the world’s top properties.
May 2009
Charlotte Magazine picks The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge as Readers’ Choice “Best Concierge Service” in Charlotte.
May 2009
Charlotte Magazine picks The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge as Readers’ Choice “Best Place to See a Celebrity” in Charlotte.
May 2009
Charlotte Magazine picks Gallery Restaurant as Readers’ Choice “Best Hotel Restaurant” in Charlotte.
May 2009
Charlotte Magazine picks Gallery Restaurant as Readers’ Choice “Best Restaurant by Neighborhood in Ballantyne/ Piper Glen” in Charlotte.
May 2009
Charlotte Magazine picks The Spa at Ballantyne as Editors’ Choice “Best Facial” in Charlotte.
May 2009
Charlotte Magazine picks The Spa at Ballantyne as Readers’ Choice “Best Spa” in Charlotte.
May 2009
Charlotte Magazine picks The Golf Club at Ballantyne as Readers’ Choice “Best Driving Range” in Charlotte.
April 2009
Gallery Restaurant selected as a Best Dish in North Carolina Finalist.
February 2009
Ballantyne Resort received the Tiffany Trophy from Starwood Hotels & Resorts for Having the highest overall guest satisfaction score in North America for The Luxury Collection and St. Regis global brands in 2008.
January 2009
Mobil Travel Guide honors Ballantyne Resort with several Mobil Four-Star Awards for lodging, the Spa at Ballantyne Resort and dining at Gallery Restaurant.
January 2009
Ballantyne Resort was named as a finalist for Most Excellent Resort by Condé Nast Johansens.
November 2008
Ballantyne Resort receives AAA Four-Diamond Award.
September 2008
The Golf Club at Ballantyne Resort received a 4 ½-star rating by Golf Digest as a “Best Place to Play.”
August 2008
Ballantyne Resort receives a Certificate of Environmental Accomplishment for its participation in the Shred-it shredding and recycling program, resulting in saving 75 trees from destruction in 2007.
June 2008
Ballantyne Resort Sales Team has been awarded Starwood Hotels & Resorts Sales Team of the Quarter for Q1 and Q2 2008 – Southeast Region.
June 2008
Ballantyne Resort was recently selected as one of the Top 100 Golf Resorts in North America, the Caribbean and the Atlantic, Ireland and Scotland in Condé Nast Traveler’s thirteenth annual golf resorts survey in the June 2008 issue.
May 2008
Charlotte Magazine picks the Spa at Ballantyne Resort as the “Best All-Day Experience Spa” in Charlotte.
May 2008
Charlotte Magazine picks the Spa at Ballantyne Resort as the Reader’s Choice “Best Spa” in Charlotte.
May 2008
Charlotte Magazine selects Gallery Restaurant for having the “Best Burger” in Charlotte.
May 2008
Charlotte Magazine picks the Spa at Ballantyne Resort’s Pumpkin Pie & Sweet Wine Body Scrub as the “Best Body Treatment” in Charlotte.
January 2008
Mobil Travel Guide honors Ballantyne Resort with several Mobil Four-Star Awards for lodging, the Spa at Ballantyne Resort and dining at Gallery Restaurant.
January 2008
Ballantyne Resort is named Most Excellent Golf Course by Condé Nast Johansens.
January 2008
Ballantyne Resort nominated for Luxury Hotel of The Year Circle Of Excellence Awards by Starwood Hotels & Resorts
December 2007
Best of Citysearch’s Spa & Beauty Audience poll selects Ballantyne Resort for Best Manicures & Pedicures in Charlotte.
November 2007
Ballantyne Resort receives AAA Four-Diamond Award.
November 2007
10 Best names Ballantyne Resort a 2008 Best Bet for A Room with a View.
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