Charlotte Officially Home to the 2012 Democratic National Convention

charlotteIt has been officially confirmed that Charlotte, NC will be the site of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. If you haven't already held your space, meeting planners, I recommend you make it a priority in the coming week! The convention will be held at the Time Warner Cable Arena over the week of September 3rd, 2012.

Last year when the decision was still up in the air, many of my clients scrambled to reserve space and rooms in all 4 potential cities: St. Louis, Minneapolis, Cleveland, and Charlotte. Let this be a tip for you in coming years, especially when a currently Democratic President is up for a second nomination as Barack Obama will be in 2012.

Charlotte won the bid despite its predominantly Republican population. This could be partly due to the thin victorious margin present in North Carolina during Obama's 2010 election. Regardless, Democrats everywhere will be fighting for hotel rooms and meeting venues to accompany this monumental event.

Charlotte has 136 hotels boasting over 30,000 hotel rooms with additional accommodations in nearby Concord (with 18 hotels) and Rockhill (17 hotels).

Find more information on Charlotte in the Cvent Destination Guide.

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