The Ivey’s Hotel signs partnership with 5Church Restaurant


The MRK Hotel Collection is proud to advertise the partnership between 5Church Restaurant and the newest luxury hotel in their collection, The Ivey’s Hotel. 5Church Charlotte is now the exclusive provider of room service, the operator of the new Sophia’s Lounge and one of two preferred vendors for on property catering at The Ivey’s Hotel. 

The 42-room boutique hotel is home to luxury accommodations and impeccable service, serving as the ideal oasis for visitors of Charlotte to experience a stay for work or leisure. With the new partnership, guests can enjoy a full culinary experience during their stay at the Ivey’s.

Featuring an array of Chef Jamie Lynch’s beloved favorites for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, 5Church’s Room Service Menu will be available daily with mouthwatering options like Belgian Waffles with berry compote, Fried Chicken BLT with house made pimento cheese and Prime NY Strip with red wine jus. Hotel guests can also satisfy their late-night cravings with options like Wild Mushroom Flatbread and 5Church’s famed Lamb Burger, available on the Late-Night Menu Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. 5Church also offers room service and catering to the 61 condos located in the three floors above the hotel.

Sophia’s Lounge is the Ivey’s Hotel’s bar and lounge on the ground floor of the Ivey’s building and is under operation and management by the team behind 5Church. The lounge has easy access to the public from 5th Street and hotel guests can enter the lounge through the second floor where the hotel’s guest rooms are situated. The space was outfitted by the Ivey’s Hotel team and features crystal chandeliers, European style art, vintage accents and custom furniture pieces. Already proven to be a local hit, Sophia’s Lounge features various unique, sharable plates created by Top Chef Alum Jamie Lynch including butter poached Alaskan King crab, filet minion toast and lamb tartare. Guests can choose from a menu of hand-selected fine wines, local beers and crafted cocktails by Master Mixologist and Sommelier, Patricia Smith. The most popular cocktail is the “Where is the Honey” which is comprised of New Amsterdam Vodka, rosemary honey simple syrup, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.

5Church is also offering a special Catering Menu to guests of The Ivey’s Hotel, perfect for meetings and groups to enjoy in the hotel’s events space – The Tulip Room.

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. Their two other hotels are the Windsor Boutique Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina and The Marlin Hotel in South Beach, Miami Florida and they operate the Désirant Shop in Asheville. While every hotel in the collection is centrally located in the heart of city center and delivers the same five-star experience guests expect, each hotel still has its own personality and draws inspiration from the vibe of its home city and people. The MRK Hotel Collection’s main goal is to provide its guests with The Ultimate Boutique Experience no matter where you stay with them.

The wife of King George III, Sophia Charlotte was a patroness of the arts and a lover of botany. Designed with the Queen in mind, Sophia’s Lounge offers a royally outfitted setting in the heart of Uptown off 5th Street, located on the first floor of the hotel. In this space, opulence meets a vintage touch and vibrant European flair. Sip on crafted cocktails and nibble small bites and choose to sit at the custom-built wraparound bar, or in its many intimate corners in a high-backed chair or on a velvet sofa. Art adorns the walls under the glittering custom chandeliers along with the warm glow of candlelight. The menu is crafted by Top Chef Alum and Executive Chef, Jamie Lynch and craft cocktails are inspired by Mixologist, Patricia Smith. A truly luxurious cocktail bar, Sophia’s is sure to impress. 

Located at the intersection of 5th and Church Streets and within the Ivey’s building, the modern and innovative American menu is created by the popular Top Chef Alum and Executive Chef, Jamie Lynch. 5Church has won numerous awards, drawn various celebrity diners, and its bar hosts a lively social scene.