Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, with the airport being ranked the fifth busiest in the country. The city was originally formed at the crossroads of two Native American trading paths – Trade and Tryon. The Ivey’s Hotel has just celebrated their grand opening, and is already quickly gathering a lot of buzz. Originally, the building was Ivey’s Department Store that was opened in the early 1900’s, and designed by famed architect William H. Peeps. Now, after a multi-million dollar renovation, The Ivey’s Hotel is bringing an entirely new level of boutique luxury to Charlotte. Located in the heart of Charlotte’s Uptown central business district and entertainment zone, we think that this hotel will be a game-changer for Charlotte.
The Experience at The Ivey’s Hotel
For those who embrace the art of luxury, the 42 stylishly appointed rooms feature reclaimed 400-year-old French oak floors, custom designed lighting fixtures, bespoke furnishings, Frette Italian bedding, alongside a curated art collection on view throughout the hotel. All rooms are exquisitely decorated with an eclectic mix of custom-made art deco and Parisian-inspired details and modern richness. No two rooms are the same, allowing guests to be surprised all over again each time they stay at The Ivey’s Hotel.
The Ivey’s Hotel is the third and newest boutique hotel in The MRK Hotel Collection, which was imagined and then curated by the owners and their meticulous attention to details and comfort – the other hotels are located in Asheville, North Carolina and Miami Beach, Florida. Staying true to their methodology, The Ivey’s Hotel is close to all of the action of the city center, but holds true to its distinct personality that is the vibe of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Food & Drink at The Ivey’s Hotel
The Library Lounge is exclusive to their guests, and provides the most discerning travelers with access to experience a comfortable getaway from busy city life throughout their stay. Reclaimed, handcrafted wood and handsome leather seating complement this private, guests-only executive Library Lounge that is located on the 2nd floor. Complimentary elevated continental breakfast is served daily, as well as all-day refreshments and receptions during select evenings.
Sophia’s Lounge is named after Queen Charlotte, and offers a royal setting in the heart of Uptown off of 5th Street. In this space, opulence meets a vintage, while guests sip on crafted cocktails by Mixologist, Patricia Smith and indulge in sharable plates by Top Chef Alum Executive Chef, Jamie Lynch. Art scatters the walls under the glittering custom chandeliers along with the glow of candlelight in this luxurious lounge.
5Church Charlotte is located at the intersection of 5th and Church Streets, and within the Ivey’s building. The popular Executive Chef, Jamie Lynch, creates the modern and innovative American menu. 5Church has won numerous awards, drawn various celebrity diners, and has a bar that hosts a lively social scene.