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DNCC CEO Steve Kerrigan announced the delegate and headquarters hotels for the Democratic National Convention. The Westin and the Hilton Center City will be the headquarters hotels. State delegations will stay in 56 hotels in Uptown, SouthPark, University area, I-77 airport corridor and Concord. Surprisingly, however, the Ritz-Carlton is not included in that list.

Kerrigan deflected questions about the noticeable absence saying that there were at least 90 other hotels that weren’t included on the list. Still several reporters hammered away trying to determine why the Ritz was not included. Kerrigan stuck to his response that it was one among many not included for the delegations.

Hotels were selected based on their price, proximity and amenities. Kerrigan said the fact that all of the hotels were within 20-minutes of convention activities was a huge benefit of hosting the convention in Charlotte. He said in past years delegates had hourlong commutes from their hotels to the convention activities.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for local hotels to promote their business to guests from all across the country. Not only is Charlotte uniquely appointed for hosting an event like this, with hotel zones closer to convention venues than in the past, but the Southern hospitality of the local hotel community will make guests return visitors,” Kerrigan said in his remarks.

The N.C. delegation will be staying in the Crowne Plaza Uptown. The S.C. delegation will be housed in the Courtyard by Marriott Billy Graham Parkway. Delegates from President Obama’s birth state Hawaii will also be in the Hilton Center City.

The state delegations use the hotels for lodging as well as to hold meetings, receptions and briefings. Shuttle buses will transport delegates to convention activities. Last week, the DNCC issued a request for proposals for transportation services.

DNCC hotel assignments by the numbers:

*6,000 Delegates will participate in the convention

*DNCC has secured 15,000 rooms in 150 hotels from Rock Hill to Salisbury.

*DNCC has secured 6,700 rooms in 56 hotels for state delegations.

State Delegations Hotel Assignments

Alabama – Spring Hill Suites University

Alaska – Hilton Garden Inn Concord

American Samoa – Quality Inn and Suites Airport

Arizona – Hilton Garden Inn Ayrsley

Arkansas – Hampton Inn & Suites Airport

California – Blake, Hampton Inn & Suites Uptown

Colorado – Residence Inn Uptown

Connecticut – DoubleTree Airport

Delaware – Wingate by Wyndham Tyvola

Democrats Abroad – Comfort Inn Executive Park

District of Columbia – Hilton Garden Inn Concord

Florida – Marriott City Center

Georgia – Marriott Executive Park

Guam – Quality Inn and Suites Airport

Hawaii – Hilton Charlotte Center City

Idaho – Residence Inn University

Illinois – Holiday Inn Center City, City Center Inn

Indiana – Hilton at University Place, Hampton Inn & Suites University

Iowa – Towne Place Suites University

Kansas – Wingate Inn Concord

Kentucky – Country Inn and Suites University

Louisiana – Sleep Inn University

Maine – Residence Inn Tyvola

Maryland – Embassy Suites Concord, Courtyard by Marriott Concord

Massachusetts – The Omni

Michigan – Embassy Suites Concord, Residence Inn Concord

Minnesota – Marriott Executive Park, Comfort Inn Executive Park

Mississippi – Microtel University, Country Inn and Suites University

Missouri – Courtyard by Marriott Uptown

Montana – Great Wolf Lodge

Nebraska – Embassy Suites Airport

Nevada – Hilton Garden Inn Uptown

New Hampshire – Renaissance Charlotte Suites Airport

New Jersey – Renaissance Charlotte Suites Airport

New Mexico – Spring Hill Suites Concord

New York – Renaissance Charlotte Suites South Park, Double Tree South Park, Residence Inn

South Park

North Carolina – Crowne Plaza Uptown

North Dakota – Homewood Suites Airport

Ohio – Hilton at University Place, Drury Inn

Oklahoma – Spring Hill Suites Airport

Oregon – Comfort Suites University

Pennsylvania – Marriott South Park, Hampton Inn & Suites South Park, Courtyard by Marriot South Park

Puerto Rico – Sleep Inn and Suites Concord

Rhode Island – Embassy Suites Concord

South Carolina – Courtyard by Marriott Billy Graham Parkway

South Dakota – Comfort Inn Executive Park

Tennessee – Hilton at University Place, Courtyard by Marriott University

Texas – Great Wolf Lodge, Springhill Suites Concord

U.S. Virgin Islands – Country Inn and Suites Airport

Utah – Embassy Suites Airport

Vermont – Hilton Charlotte Center City

Virginia – Sheraton Charlotte Airport

Washington – Hilton Charlotte Executive Park

West Virginia – Hampton Inn & Suites Concord

Wisconsin – Embassy Suites Airport

Wyoming – Sleep Inn Airport