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January 16, 2013 15:45 ET

Charlotte Arrowood Hotel Hosts Local Athletes Competing in 2013 Special Olympics

Fairfield Inn & Suites Charlotte Arrowood Sends Off Athletes in Style Prior to Korea Winter Games

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - Jan 16, 2013) - North Carolina's finest athletes will head to The Republic of Korea for the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games, and this hotel near Charlotte Airport is proud to host them prior to their departure.

Four North Carolina athletes will stay at this Charlotte Arrowood hotel on January 23, 2013, in preparation for the Special Olympics World Winter Games January 29 to February 5 in PyeongChang. The games, which take place every two years, will bring together 3,300 athletes from 112 countries to compete in eight sports including figure skating, snow shoeing, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, floor hockey, short-track speed skating and floor-ball demonstration.

This CLT Airport hotel will host four North Carolina athletes from Davie, Mecklenburg and Wake counties: Zach Butler (Raleigh, snowboarding), Stephanie Jamie (Advance, alpine skiing), Katie Carter (Charlotte, figure skating) and Rory Kinane (Charlotte, speed skating). In addition to sports competitions, the PyeongChang games will also offer a platform for a global discussion about the Special Olympics and its importance to the more than 200 million people worldwide who have an intellectual disability.

The athletes competing in the upcoming Winter Games will enjoy a comfortable stay at this hotel near Carowinds. Spacious accommodations offer amenities including a 32-inch LCD TV, complimentary high-speed Internet access, comfortable bedding and an iPod dock. A complimentary breakfast buffet keeps athletes energized, while the state-of-the art fitness center offers last-minute training opportunities. Because this hotel is just 10 minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, there's no need to worry about catching an early flight.

The Special Olympics hosted its first World Games in 1968 and since then has alternated between Summer and Winter games. The Fairfield Inn & Suites Charlotte Arrowood is proud to support the Special Olympics and had the pleasure of sponsoring at hole at the summer Special Olympics Mecklenburg County Golf Classic. For more information on the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games, visit

About the Fairfield Inn & Suites Charlotte Arrowood
Offering the perfect combination of southern hospitality and modern amenities, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Charlotte Arrowood is a favorite with business and leisure travelers alike. Located at the junction of I-77 and I-485, this uptown Charlotte hotel offers spacious guestrooms and suites with amenities to keep you productive and help you relax. Accommodations feature a 32-inch LCD TV with more than 85 channels, including HBO; complimentary high-speed Internet access; an iPod dock and a well-lit work desk. Extended king suites offer additional space for families, while executive king suites include beds outfitted with custom comforters, crisp linens and thick mattresses. Guests enjoy a complimentary hot continental breakfast each morning with options including fresh Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, eggs, quiche, breakfast sandwiches and freshly brewed coffee. Energize or unwind at the state-of-the-art fitness center or seasonal outdoor pool. Just 10 minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, this Charlotte hotel is convenient to area attractions including Time Warner Cable Arena, Carowinds theme park, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Billy Graham Library and the Bank of America Stadium.

Contact Information

    Fairfield Inn & Suites Charlotte Arrowood
    7920 Arrowridge Blvd
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28273