View renderings: Grand Bohemian Hotel plans to open in early 2020 with rooftop bar on the 16th floor

View renderings: Grand Bohemian Hotel plans to open in early 2020 with rooftop bar on the 16th floor
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Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte, located at the corner of Church & Trade in Uptown, just topped out and plans to open in early 2020.

The 254-room hotel, architecturally inspired by the “Vienna Secession,” will feature a rooftop bar and lounge on the 16th floor. The Grand Bohemian will also have a fancy spa and a ground floor restaurant that features an open kitchen concept with indoor and outdoor seating. Oh, and it’ll also have a Starbucks.

One of the two bars on the ground floor will be located on the new pocket park featuring the relocated sculpture that once sat on the site. This “park bar” will have an intimate vibe that’ll make for some of the best patio drinking in the city and offer a contrast to the fancy rooftop bar.

Background: If you have ever been to Savannah or the Biltmore in Asheville, you have likely seen a Grand Bohemian hotel. They are fancy, art-focused, and generally gorgeous boutique hotels. The hotel is being developed by the Kessler Collection, which bought the 0.60-acre site for $3 million.

Space: The hotel will have 16,000 square feet of meeting space and indoor/outdoor event space that’ll make a killer Uptown wedding venue.

Art: Look for the art throughout the hotel to be next level. “Featured works will include commissioned paintings by Argentinian and other international artists will adorn the public places and guest rooms,” the hotel said in a statement.

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Why it matters: The Grand Bohemian Hotel will immediately compete with The Ivey’s Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel and The Ballantyne as the #1 luxury hotel in Charlotte. Additionally, the fancy rooftop bar, spa and ground floor park bar will add another high end destination for guests and locals alike.

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