The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, the only LEED Gold–certified hotel within the Ritz-Carlton’s brand portfolio, is packed with greencredentials. The property has aggressive water conservation and recycling programs, as well as a green roof with BLT Steak chef Ben Miles’ garden and two beehives. Rooftop-sourced honey goes right in the hotel’s popular honey-pecan ice cream. Transportation has an eco-spin, too. There’s a new electric car charging station and 150 storage spaces for bikes, and guests can take complimentary rides in hybrid vehicles within Charlotte’s I-277 loop. Before diving between Frette linens in one of the 146 guest rooms, decide on your nightcap of choice in one of two new dining spots: Urban Sip is dedicated to wine and scotch, whereas Bar Cocoa is all about dessert.