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Press Room

Thank you for your interest in Northwood Office. We are committed to providing you with the latest news and information on our company. Please find links to our most recent news releases and press coverage, as well as supporting marketing materials. For media and photography inquiries, please contact Christina Thigpen at 704-248-2010 or cthigpen@northwoodoffice.com.


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Resources

Please view assorted marketing materials for additional information on Northwood’s Ballantyne portfolio.

Awards & Accolades

Northwood Office (Recognized as Bissell)
  • CIO and VP of Operations is recognized as CIO of the Year for a small/midsized private company by the Charlotte Business Journal. (2016)
  • Bissell was awarded the Diamond Level Operator Award for 37 Buildings through the Duke Energy Smart Energy in Offices Program for excellence in energy efficiency. (2016)
  • Bissell is honored with the Wipe Out Waste Ambassador Award for Sustainable Multi-Tenant Property of the Year by Mecklenburg County. (2015)
  • Bissell is recognized for its commitment to responsible energy use and creating lasting value for its organization and the communities it serves with Duke Energy’s Power Partner Award. (2013)
  • Bissell Property Services is named “Best In The Industry” and receives the “National Commercial Real Estate Customer Service Award for Excellence” from CEL & Associates. (2013, 2010)
  • Bissell recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Charlotte Business Journal. (2012)
  • Bissell receives USGBC Sustainable Business Award for Building Operations and Management. (2012)
  • Bissell receives the Sustainable Development Award for the Boyle and Harris Buildings from NAIOP. (2011)
  • President & CEO is recognized as REALTOR® of the Year by CRCBR. (2011)
  • Charlotte Business Journal honors Bissell with a Sustainable Business Award for General Excellence. (2011)
  • Bissell is honored with the Creative Thinkers Award by the Carolinas Chapter of The Counselors of Real Estate. (2011)
  • The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International recognizes Ballantyne Corporate Park recognized as the Suburban Office Park of the Year at the international, regional and local levels. (2010)
The Ballantyne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte
  • Forbes Travel Guide honors The Ballantyne with a Forbes Four-Star Award for lodging. (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010)
  • U.S. News & World Report names The Ballantyne as one of the Best Charlotte Hotels. (2017, 2016, 2015)
  • Wedding Wire honors The Ballantyne with a Couples’ Choice Award for Ceremony & Reception Venue. (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
  • The Ballantyne is recognized as a Best of Borrowed & Blue Vendor (2017).
  • General Manager wins Lodging Operator the Year at NCRLA’s Taste of North Carolina Gala. (2017)
  • Conde Nast Traveler recognizes The Ballantyne as a Top Hotel in the South in its Readers’ Choice Awards. (2016)
  • The Ballantyne is honored with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)
  • Executive Pastry Chef wins the Signature Plated Dessert competition at Pastry Live. (2016)
  • Pastry Sous Chef wins the Pastry People’s Choice Award at NCRLA’s NC Chef Showdown. (2016)
  • Gayot recognizes The Ballantyne as one of Best Hotel Afternoon Teas in the nation. (2016)
  • The Ballantyne is selected as a winner in The Knot Best of Weddings. (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)
  • The Ballantyne receives Venue of the Year by the Charlotte Chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE). (2015)
  • Conde Nast Traveler recognizes The Ballantyne as a Top Resort in the South in its Readers’ Choice Awards. (2015)
  • The Ballantyne receives AAA Four-Diamond Award. (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005)
  • The Ballantyne is honored with an Orbitz Best in Stay Award for being a top-rated hotel in the Charlotte market. (2014)
  • Visit Charlotte recognizes The Ballantyne as Full Service Hotel Partner of the Year. (2014)
  • Meetings Focus selects The Ballantyne as a “Best of the South” property. (2014, 2012)
  • Meetings & Conventions’ readers select The Ballantyne as a Gold Tee Award Recipient. (2013)
  • The Ballantyne receives the Paragon Award from readers of Corporate Meetings & Incentives. (2012)
  • The Ballantyne receives the Tiffany Trophy from Starwood Hotels & Resorts for the highest overall guest satisfaction in North America for The Luxury Collection and St. Regis global brands. (2010, 2009)
  • Golf World recognizes The Ballantyne as at Top 50 Golf Resort in the USA. (2009)
  • The hotel is selected as one of the Top 100 Golf Resorts in North America, the Caribbean and the Atlantic, Ireland and Scotland by Condé Nast Traveler. (2008)
  • Travel + Leisure ranks The Ballantyne among the top business hotels in the U.S. and Canada. (2007)
Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne
  • Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne is recognized as the number one hotel for guest loyalty in the Aloft brand. (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012)
  • Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne is honored with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012)
  • Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne’s Director of Engineering receives Visit Charlotte’s Hospitality Unsung Hero Award. (2015)
  • Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne receives AAA Three-Diamond Award. (2014, 2013, 2012)
  • Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne wins General Manager of the Year for Aloft. (2013, 2012)
  • Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne wins Starwood Excellence Award for Hotel of the Year. (2012)
  • Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne receives Field Marketing Hotel Engagement Award from Starwood. (2012)
  • Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne is selected as a winner in The Knot Best of Weddings. (2012)
  • Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne is named as a Green Leader (Platinum Level) by TripAdvisor. (2012)
  • Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne receives ENERGY STAR® certification. (2012)
  • Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne is recognized as 3 Dogwood Blossoms by NC GreenTravel , representing the highest level of sustainable excellence.
  • Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne wins Starwood Excellence Award for Outstanding SPG Enrollment Success. (2012, 2011, 2010)
  • Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne wins Starwood Excellence Award for Outstanding Environmental Sustainability (2011).
  • Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne receives LEED® certification. (2010)
Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Ballantyne
  • Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Ballantyne receives the prestigious Diamond Circle Award, recognized as one of only a handful of 853 U.S. Courtyard hotels. (2015, 2013)
  • Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Ballantyne’s General Manager is recognized as one of eight Diamond General Managers of the Year by Marriott. (2015)
  • Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Ballantyne is named first for Speed of Service at Breakfast, second for Friendly/Attentive Service, second for (lowest) Problem Incidence and third for Breakfast Overall by Marriott International. (2013)
  • Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Ballantyne receives Platinum Award for exceptional service from Marriott International. (2012)
  • Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Ballantyne receives Gold Award for exceptional service from Marriott International. (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)
  • Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Ballantyne receives Gold Award for exceptional service from Marriott International. (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)
  • Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Ballantyne is the number one hotel in Least Problems Experienced within the Courtyard brand. (2008)
Staybridge Suites Charlotte Ballantyne)
  • Staybridge Suites Charlotte Ballantyne is honored with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)
  • Staybridge Suites Charlotte Ballantyne receives IHG’s Torchbearer Award, the company’s most prestigious honor, for excellence in service. (2016, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2004, 2003)
  • Staybridge Suites Charlotte Ballantyne receives the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)’s Global Partner in Safety Award. (2016)
  • Staybridge Suites Charlotte Ballantyne is named one of five Staybridge Suites properties to be recognized as “Best in Class” for OSAT, Problem Resolution Ratings and as a Top 5 GSI Key Driver. (2014)
  • Staybridge Suites Charlotte Ballantyne receives IHG’s Best of the Best Awards for Guest Service Employee (2009); Executive Housekeeper and Guest Service Employee (2008); and Breakfast Host (2014, 2007, 2005 and 2004).
  • Staybridge Suites Charlotte Ballantyne receives IHG’s Members Choice Award. (2007, 2006, 2005)
  • Staybridge Suites Charlotte Ballantyne receives IHG’s Quality Excellence Award. (2007, 2002)
  • Staybridge Suites Charlotte Ballantyne receives IHG’s Sales Award. (2006)
  • Staybridge Suites Charlotte Ballantyne receives IHG’s Priority Club Rewards Highest Contribution Award. (2004)
The Golf Club at Ballantyne
  • The Golf Club at Ballantyne received a 4 ½-star rating by Golf Digest as a “Best Place to Play.” (2015, 2013, 2008)
  • The Golf Club at Ballantyne is recognized as a Certified Wildlife Habitat™ by the National Wildlife Federation® . (2014)
  • The Golf Club at Ballantyne is honored with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. (2013)
  • Charlotte Magazine picks The Golf Club at Ballantyne as Readers’ Choice “Best Driving Range” in Charlotte. (2009)
  • The Golf Club is named Most Excellent Golf Course by Condé Nast Johansens. (2008)
  • Charlotte Magazine picks The Golf Club at Ballantyne as “Best Golf Course” in Charlotte. (2007)
Dana Rader Golf School
  • Dana Rader receives Emeritus status from Golf Magazine for making its Top 100 Teachers in America for 20 consecutive years. (2017)
  • Director of Instruction Nancy Harvey was named the LPGA T&CP Southeast Section Teacher of the Year. (2016)
  • Dana Rader is honored by the LPGA with the prestigious Ellen Griffin Rolex Award. (2015)
  • Dana Rader and Julie Cole are named among Golf Digest’s Best Teachers in America. (2015)
  • Dana Rader is awarded Nike Elite Swoosh for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching. (2015)
  • Dana Rader Golf School was selected by the Golf Channel as a featured Golf Channel Academy. (2014)
  • Dana Rader is named a Golf Channel Academy Charter Coach. (2014)
  • Dana Rader is certified to teach Mental Management Systems. (2014)
  • Dana Rader is named among Golf Digest’s 50 Best Teachers in America. (2014, 2013)
  • Dana Rader is named among Golf Digest Woman’s America’s 50 Best Women Teachers. (2014, 2013, 2012)
  • Andrew Kiger is named to U.S. Kids Golf Honorable Mention list of Top 50 Kids Teachers. (2014)
  • Stan Roach is named regional club fitter of the year by PING. (2013, 2012, 2009, 2003)
  • Dana Rader is named among Golf Digest’s 50 Best Teachers in America. (2013)
  • Dana Rader is re-elected as National President to LPGA’S T&CP division. (2013)
  • Stan Roach is selected as one of Golf Digest’s America’s Best 100 Club Fitters. (2013)
  • Dana Rader is recognized on Edwin Watts Golf Top Instructor List. (2013)
  • Dana Rader Golf is selected as a North Carolina Excellence Award recipient by the SBIEC. (2013)
  • Dana Rader is selected as a Golf Range Association of America Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional. (2013)
  • Julie Cole is named among Golf Digest Woman’s America’s 50 Best Women Teachers. (2012)
  • Dana Rader is selected as one of The Mecklenburg Times’ 50 Most Influential Women. (2012)
  • Charlotte Magazine recognizes Dana Rader Golf School as “Best Golf School” in Charlotte. (2012)
  • Dana Rader is selected as a Top 100 Instructor by Golf Magazine. (2011)
  • Nancy Harvey is selected as a Top 100 Instructor by Golf Magazine. (2011)
  • Nancy Harvey is named a Play Golf America’s Top 100 Performer. (2011)
The Spa at Ballantyne
  • Forbes Travel Guide honors The Spa with a Forbes Four-Star Award. (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)
  • Charlotte Smarty Pants recognizes The Spa at Ballantyne as “Best Spa.” (2016)
  • Creative Loafing selects The Spa at Ballantyne as “Best of Charlotte.” (2016,2015)
  • Charlotte Smarty Pants selects The Spa at Ballantyne as “Best Spa.” (2015)
  • The Charlotte Observer’s Readers Choice Best of Charlotte Awards selects The Spa as “Best Day Spa.” (2014)
  • Charlotte Smarty Pants selects The Spa at Ballantyne as “Best Spa.” (2015)
  • Charlotte Wedding recognizes The Spa as “Best in Facials and Massage” in the Best of Wedding Awards. (2014)
  • The Spa at Ballantyne is named a Top 100 Spa by Spas of America. (2013)
  • The Spa at Ballantyne is honored with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. (2013)
  • Gallery Restaurant is honored with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. (2013)
  • The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge is honored with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. (2013)
  • Charlotte Magazine picks The Spa as Editor’s Choice “Best Spa Extras” in Charlotte. (2012)
  • Charlotte Magazine picks The Spa as Readers’ Choice “Best Salon/Spa” in Charlotte. (2012)
  • Charlotte Magazine picks The Spa as Editor’s Choice “Best Massage” in Charlotte. (2011)
  • Charlotte Magazine picks The Spa as Readers’ Choice “Best All-Day Spa Experience.” (2010)
  • Charlotte Magazine picks The Spa as Editors’ Choice “Best Facial” in Charlotte. (2009)
  • Charlotte Magazine picks The Spa as the “Best All-Day Experience Spa” in Charlotte. (2008)
  • Charlotte Magazine picks the Spa as the Reader’s Choice “Best Spa” in Charlotte. (2008)
  • Conde Nast Johansens names the Spa as Most Outstanding Spa in North America. (2005, 2004)
Gallery Restaurant
  • Forbes Travel Guide honors Gallery Restaurant with a Forbes Four-Star Award for dining. (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)
  • Gallery Restaurant is honored with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. (2015, 2014, 2013)
  • Gallery Restaurant receives the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. (2013, 2012, 2011)
  • Gallery Restaurant wins the Best Dish in North Carolina Award in the fine dining category. (2011)
  • Charlotte Magazine picks Gallery Bar for “Best Place for Single Malt Scotch” in Charlotte. (2011)
  • Best of Citysearch recognizes Gallery Restaurant as best Charlotte American food. (2009)
  • Charlotte Magazine picks Gallery Restaurant as Readers’ Choice “Best Hotel Restaurant” and “Best Restaurant by Neighborhood” in Charlotte. (2009)
  • Gallery Restaurant selected as a Best Dish in North Carolina Finalist. (2009)
  • Charlotte Magazine selects Gallery Restaurant for having the “Best Burger” in Charlotte. (2008)
Ballantyne Magazine
  • Ballantyne Magazine receives a Platinum MarCom Award from the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals for creative excellence. (2017, 2016, 2014)
  • Ballantyne Magazine wins a Communicator Award of Distinction from the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts. (2015, 2014)
  • Ballantyne Magazine receives a Gold MarCom Award from the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals for creative excellence. (2011, 2010)
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