Ritz-Carlton Charlotte Luxury Doesn't Sacrifice the Environment

Ritz-Carlton Charlotte proves that a green experience doesn't have to be all crunchy and granola. By including energy and water conservation with the use of locally sourced building materials, the luxury hotel chain created a property that combines ecological concern with extravagant lodging.

Construction managers for the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte even contracted fixture maker Kohler Co. to design a low-flow showerhead that wouldn't leave guest's expectations high and dry. The end result of all this effort is the first LEED-built luxury hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.