Why You Need to Book a Stay At This Cool New Charlotte Hotel
France meets North Carolina in a boutique property that recently joined uptown Charlotte hotels.
Welcome to The Ivey's
The Ivey’s Hotel, which opened this summer, is dialing up the style and taking its place among Charlotte boutique hotels. This historic spot on North Tryon Street once housed the J.B. Ivey & Company Department Stores, but you’d never know it from the plush interiors and sophisticated personality of the newly opened, 42-room property that occupies it now. If you can picture a marriage of Parisian and Southern style, of vintage and modern chic, with a little steam punk to boot . . .You have to see it to get it. But you’re in luck because we have pictures of one of the most intriguing new places to stay in Charlotte.
Welcome to The Ivey’s lobby. MRK Hotel Collection principal Brett Krueger traveled to northern France and found his inspiration for the hotel in artful ads from 1920s French magazines and newspapers.
Furniture and lighting for the hotel were designed by Nick Alain. Check out the details on the chairs in this balcony suite.
Embrace the Luxury
The Ivey’s is no budget stay, but it’s doable if you choose your dates carefully. Visit theiveyshotel.com and click on “Book Now” to access a rate calendar.
Don't Miss the Details
Details, details—you’ll see them everywhere, even on this cool nightstand.
Grab a Fountain Pen
Not your typical hotel desk. Or lamp. Or floor.
Find the Whimsy
It doesn’t get much more whimsical than this teapot clock with a feather hand, designed by artist Carol Louise Mayer.
If the Walls Could Talk
Look out—she’s talking about you.
Crack a Book or Break Some Bread
The Library Lounge, for guests only, serves a complimentary continental breakfast, plus refreshments all day. It’s also the scene of periodic wine-and-cheese receptions. Located on the second floor of The Ivey’s, the Library Lounge gets its clubby vibe from reclaimed wood and rich leather.
Fit for a Queen
Enjoy craft cocktails by mixologist Patricia Smith in Sophia’s Lounge. Like the city, it’s named for England’s Queen Sophia Charlotte, who was the wife of King George III, ruler of the American Colonies when Charlotte was chartered in 1768.
Top Chef alum Jamie Lynch is executive chef for The Ivey’s 5Church restaurant (located where 5th Street crosses Church, hence the name), as well as Sophia’s.