White Lodging, Crescent Communities Top-Out 22-Story JW Marriott in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — White Lodging Services Corp. and Charlotte-based Crescent Communities have topped out the first JW Marriott in the Carolinas. The planned 381-room hotel is 22 stories and is located at 600 S. College St. in Uptown Charlotte.
The hotel will be part of the Ally Charlotte Center a 742,000-square-foot mixed-use development featuring more than 30,000 square feet of retail space, a 12,000-square-foot public plaza and a 1,436-space parking garage. Ally Financial will occupy 400,000 square feet of office space and anchor the property, with move-in scheduled for second-quarter 2021.
The hotel was first announced in November 2018, and the developers expect to deliver the JW Marriott in the first half of 2021.
“The construction has remained on track as we adjusted to appropriately respond to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Terry Dammeyer, president and CEO of investments and development at Merriville, Ind.-based White Lodging.
The hotel will feature 34 suites, 15,000 square feet of event space, a pool, fitness center, spa, ballroom, rooftop terrace, Italian steakhouse and oyster bar. Guests rooms will include floor-to-ceiling windows, marble showers and 24-hour room service.
In conjunction with the topping out, David Malmberg has been named general manager of the hotel upon opening. Malmberg is currently serving in the same role at the Westin Austin at the Domain in Austin, Texas.
— Alex Tostado