The Westin Charlotte Hotel achieves strength through its strong elegant form, anchoring the central business district of Charlotte, North Carolina. This 700-room convention headquarters hotel serves as a gateway to the southern end of downtown. Amenities include a large ballroom, ample meeting space, a signature restaurant, and a health club. The project incorporates a station for the city´s light-rail system, linking the city center to the historic district to the south and includes a 1,650-space parking structure that is designed for the addition of a supplemental tower as a second phase. As the headquarters hotel for the convention center across the street, The Westin has provided the catalyst for new growth occurring on nearby blocks.