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A visit to The Ivey’s Hotel in Uptown provides an escape from the monotony of everyday life by offering an elevated experience immersed in a Parisian-style elegance. The boutique hotel opened at 127 N. Tryon St. in the summer of 2017, boasting 47 rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center and direct access to high-end food and drink from Sophia’s Lounge and 5Church Charlotte.
The Ivey’s Hotel got its name from J. B. Ivey & Company, a department store that opened a block from the current location at 231 N. Tryon St. during the early 1900s, in the midst of Charlotte’s booming cotton mill economy. In 1924, the newly renovated department, known for its clothing and home goods, opened its doors in its new location, the same building where The Ivey’s Hotel currently resides. Guests can travel back in time with a visit to the gift shop, styled after its namesake, enjoying modern amenities against a dazzling vintage interior design.
Avoid the hassle of planning your life around leaving town and enjoy a staycation in the heart of Charlotte’s center city!
Booking your next staycation at The Ivey’s Hotel
Though the flow of business travel has dropped significantly since the pandemic started, The Ivey’s Hotel has seen an uptick in bookings for leisure, especially from Charlotteans in need of a staycation, according to MRK Hotels spokesperson Eric Habschied.
Every suite at The Ivey’s Hotel comes equipped with a Nespresso coffee machine, luxury Italian bedding, access to room service from 5Church Charlotte, and other amenities. Pick from one of five room styles to gather, work or unwind.
Daily rates from $249
Hideaway in one of The Ivey’s Hotel interior rooms offering a quiet retreat.
Daily rates from $269
Book this room for the view of city life on East 5th and North Church streets.
Daily rates from $359
Snag a first-floor suite, outfitted with a luxurious separate living area, fully stocked wet bar, and one-and-a-half baths.
Daily rates from $369
Choose between the plush king, or two deluxe queen bed options and pamper yourself in either one of the two provided bathrooms.
Daily rates from $409
Book this room to enjoy the fresh air on a private balcony overlooking the heart of Uptown Charlotte.
When you book a room, take the weekend off with a discount of up to 20% off when staying three nights or more, or take the week off with a discount of up to 25% off when staying more than five nights. Locals get 12% off with The Ivey’s Hotel “Drive into Luxury” deal.
Room Service at The Ivey’s Hotel
The Ivey’s Hotel’s guests can bring the tastes of 5Church Charlotte straight to their room with an exclusive room-service menu. The popular 5Church Charlotte offers special breakfast, lunch and dinner options seven days a week, along with brunch and late-night menus available every Saturday and Sunday.
Before heading out, grab a quick bite to eat at the swanky cocktail bar Sophia’s Lounge, 5Church or The Ivey’s Library Lounge, which features a full breakfast bar, all-day snacks and an evening cheese and charcuterie assortment accompanied by wine and champagne.
Exploring Uptown Charlotte
The Ivey’s Hotel has Guest Experience Experts waiting in the wings to help customize your itinerary. The concierge service remains knowledgeable of ongoing events at The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, The Mint Museum Uptown, The Harvey B. Gantt Center, The Levine Museum of the New South, and NASCAR Hall of Fame, among other venues.
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
130 N Tryon St; Visit Monday – Friday 10 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Check virtual options.
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center is home to the Knight Theater, Levine Plaza’s outdoor festival stages, the festival tent in Romare Bearden Park, McGlohon Theater, Duke Energy Theater, Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse, and Stage Door Theater. Experience a night of art and culture in Uptown whether it be musicians, Broadway musicals, plays or comedians taking the stage.
The Mint Museum Uptown
500 South Tryon St; Visit Wednesday – Saturday. Check virtual options.
The Mint Museum’s renowned Craft + Design collection features contemporary pieces across the mediums of glass, fiber art, metal, studio jewelry, design, studio furniture, wood art and clay.
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
551 S Tryon St; Visit Friday 12 p.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.- 6 p.m. Check virtual options.
With exhibits such as Lift Every Voice, which explores the way public art serves as a catalyst for social change in the community, The Harvey B. Gantt Center focuses on sharing stories about Black culture, art and history in Charlotte.
7th Street Public Market
224 E. 7th St; Visit Thursday-Sunday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. COVID-friendly pick-up options available.
Meandering around 7th Street Public Market should include stopping in for a beer at Tank’s Tap, ordering a plate from Orrman’s Cheese Shop or the newly opened Momo’s Station and shopping at Assorted Table Wine Shop. The variety of vendors at the market makes it an easy place to waste the day away.
First Ward Park
301 E. 7th St
With spring just around the corner, First Ward Park, a four-acre park located between East 7th, East 9th and North Brevard streets (look for UNC Charlotte’s big, green, staggered building), is the perfect spot to enjoy Charlotte’s beautiful weather.
Fourth Ward Park
301 N. Poplar St
This three-acre Uptown park features a playground, decorative water fountains and a slew of walking trails. Every Sunday, experience live music during its Picnic in the Park series.