Situated within the elegant DoubleTree Hotel, The Orchards Restaurant serves upscale American dishes to world travelers and Charlotte locals alike. Service kicks off in the early hours of the morning, when chefs begin whipping up three-egg omelets, belgian waffles, and country-fried steaks. As the day progresses, the chefs turn their attention to juicy burgers, crispy sandwiches, and fresh seafood specialties.
For more than 25 years, Park ‘N Go has safeguarded airport-bound travelers’ four-wheeled companions in a secure lot. After cars find their secure spot, staffers ferry customers to and from the airport terminal in a complimentary shuttle. If vehicles malfunction while clients are away, they even go through the trouble of inflating low tires, recharging engines with free battery jumps, or feeding the hamsters that make the wheels spin. They allow patrons to reserve their spaces online, as well as earn free parking via a Frequent Parker Program.
Soapsuds are no strangers to the shiny surfaces of Black Tie Transportation's fleet of luxury vehicles. That's because the staff washes and details them daily, resulting in pristine rides for airport, event, and wedding transportation services. Professional drivers pilot each trip aboard one of their ten different vehicle types, including Lincoln Towncars, a shuttle van, a Lincoln Navigator stretch limo, and a 57-passenger motor coach with TVs, DVD player, and Wi-Fi. Though passengers can create their own itineraries using macaroni and glue, Black Tie Transportation also orchestrates guided tours of wineries, historical sites, and cities.
New Ford models such as the Focus, Explorer, and Mustang gleam inside Tindol Ford Subaru’s showroom, complementing a selection that also includes used vehicles from Ford, Honda, BMW, and Cadillac. The customer-service-focused staffers help to pair up prospective buyers with cars that suit their lifestyles, explaining financing options rather than insisting everyone pay with sacks of Tonka trucks.
Meanwhile, certified technicians tend to road-worn cars in the onsite auto shop. They inspect and tune up autos, change oil, and swap dilapidated parts for factory-certified replacements. The techs can also tackle more rigorous tasks, repairing autos after major collisions or converting trucks into monster trucks by injecting them with an experimental serum.