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Transportation Options – National Conference 2015

Airport

There is one airport in the Charlotte, NC area, the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. It is about a half hour drive from the Charlotte airport to the hotels.

Parking

If you are driving or renting a car, all parking at both hotels is complimentary.

Transportation to the Hotel

Sterling Chauffeured Transportation

For transportation from the Charlotte airport to the hotel, the Ballantyne and Aloft recommend Sterling Transportation.  You can make a reservation with Sterling over the phone (704.999.3232) or via email (info@ridesterlinglimo.com). Rates are indicated below for your reference.

For airport pickups and drop offs from/to The Ballantyne Hotel or Aloft Hotel (rates are one-way):

1-3 passenger Sedan: $68, including tip and tax

4-6 passenger SUV: $90, including tip and tax

7-14 passenger Mercedes Sprinter: $140, including tip and tax

For all airport arrivals, Sterling offers a free meet and greet at the baggage claim if 1-3 passengers are coming in at the same time or close to each other. If you have four or more passengers, Sterling charges a $25 meet and greet fee (you can opt to waive the meet and greet if you are all arriving on the same airline at the same time).

When you arrive at the airport, if you cannot locate your driver at the baggage claim, please call the Sterling office at 704-999-2100 (Monday-Friday 8am-4pm) or if it is after hours, contact the General Manager, Ricardo at 704-999-3232.

For hotel departures, drivers will meet guests in the main lobby with a name sign or group sign. It is recommended that pickups from The Ballantyne Hotel or the Aloft Hotel go to the Charlotte Airport two hours before departure.

Taxi to Hotel

The other option is to take a taxi from the airport to the hotel, which typically runs from $45-$70 (including tip), depending on traffic and time of day.

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