History-inspired Hyatt Centric hotel opens in Charlotte

by | 30 Jun 2021 | Design

Designed by Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio, the 175-room Hyatt Centric SouthPark Charlotte draws heavily on the heritage of North Carolina’s largest city.

Hyatt Centric SouthPark Charlotte, boasting modern spaces with distinctly local twists, is now hosting guests in the city’s SouthPark retail and business district.

Locally inspired design

Atlanta-based Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio designed the hotel’s modern architecture and interiors to reflect the history and landscape of Charlotte. This stylish property showcases an earthy palette of green, blue and gold, along with natural materials like wood, water, metal and stone.

A curved staircase acts as the centrepiece of the lobby, with a living mural of moss behind the front desk. Artworks such as a colourful, metallic peacock statue feature throughout this space, along with murals that nod to the region’s past.

“We are thrilled to welcome guests and locals alike to Hyatt Centric SouthPark Charlotte,” said Nish Patel, president of Beacon Investment Management Group, the hotel’s developer and management company.

“The hotel will introduce visitors to a modern, inviting space with unique artwork and architectural features representative of Charlotte’s growth as one of the true jewel cities of the Southeastern United States. We worked to create a one-of-a-kind destination in the city, offering a truly fun, sophisticated and share-worthy experience for all that provides the perfect launchpad for guests to discover the magic of Charlotte.”

An impressive hotel F&B offering

Hyatt Centric SouthPark Charlotte’s restaurants aim to provide social hubs for guests and locals alike. The lobby restaurant IRO takes its name from the Japanese word for colour; this naturally lit space serves seasonal small plates using local ingredients, accompanied by colourful signature cocktails, global wines and local craft beers.

IRO will soon be complemented by rooftop restaurant Mizu, offering live-fire cooking inspired by the wood-fired robata grills of Japan. Opening in August 2021, the stylish venue by Indigo Road Hospitality Group (IRHG) will fuse Japanese culinary ideas with Southern influences, and its kitchen will be helped by executive chef and IRHG veteran Michael Chanthavong.

Travellers are to be accommodated across 175 guestrooms, including 11 suites, complete with thoughtful design details like rainfall showers and soft-close doors and drawers, among other amenities. Each room features an abstract depiction of a crown in reference to Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III during the American Revolution.

Meanwhile, the hotel’s meeting rooms are named after key historical figures from the area; spanning over 4,000 sq ft, its event spaces come with floor-to-ceiling windows and locally inspired artwork. Additional amenities include a rooftop fitness centre, complimentary onsite parking and complimentary wifi.

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