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The Ivey's Hotel: Charlotte NC

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A Weekend at The Ivey's Hotel in Charlotte NC!

An icon of beauty & excellence! That is the perfect way to describe this newer boutique hotel located in the heart of uptown Charlotte, NC. The Ivey's Hotel will amaze you with it's elegance & charm bringing Parisian glam and contemporary touches together. I had the pleasure of spending the weekend there with Paper Meets Pearl while working on commercial work in Charlotte. 



"The Ivey’s Hotel is the result of an extensive, multi-million dollar renovation. Carefully preserved, the building’s landmark characteristics sparked the vision to create a luxury boutique property that evokes the history of Charlotte and surpasses all expectations for distinguished travelers.
Charlotte was originally built at the crossroads of two Native American trading paths – Trade and Tryon. The Ivey’s Hotel is located one block away from this historic intersection, which is still the heart of Charlotte’s Uptown central business district and entertainment zone.
Famed architect William H. Peeps originally designed the historic Ivey’s building, which debuted in the early 1900s as the home of J.B. Ivey & Company Department Store."





Our room was located on the second floor at the corners of Tryon & W 5th Street with 2 large windows for viewing. We thoroughly enjoyed our downtime watching the street goers! 

The hotel offers amazing amenities:
  • Business center in our Library Lounge
  • 24-Hour State of the art fitness center
  • Lutron housekeeping system
  • Keyless room and guest floor entry
  • Hand-crafted, custom furniture and light fixtures
  • Frette Italian bedding and linens 
  • Nespresso coffee machines
  • Fully stocked mini bar (wet bar in select rooms)
  • Dean & DeLuca snacks
  • Sony 4K 55”or 65” Flatscreen TVs with Direct TV and Bose sound bars
  • iHome Docking Stations
  • Turndown service
  • Embroidered plush robes and slippers
  • Mistral bath products
  • European style soaking or claw foot tubs (tubs in most rooms)
  • Hair straighteners and dryers


The Library Lounge.
Located on the second floor of the hotel, the Library lounge offers the perfect spot to stop in and grab a complimentary coffee or wine while reading the paper or enjoying the solitude. We stopped in before we headed out each morning and were greeted with an array of coffee, juices, fruits, pastries, & yogurts. The perfect way to start our busy days!


And did I mention The Ivey's is pet friendly?! 
Bring your sweet pooch along so they can enjoy the getaway too!


 for sponsoring this stay! 

* This post was indeed sponsored by The Ivey's Hotel & Charlotte's Got A Lot *

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