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The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
Opened: October 2009
Rates: From $249; $379 for suites

The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte is vying for most eco-chic business hotel: The LEED Gold-certified facility offers complimentary hybrid-vehicle transportation, its employees wear uniforms made from regenerated plastic-bottle material -- and it's growing 18,000 plants on its roof, in addition to vegetables used in the restaurant, to help reduce "urban heat island effect."

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