Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants recently celebrated the grand opening of the 18-story Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel in uptown Charlotte. The 217-room boutique hotel is Kimpton’s first in Charlotte and its second in North Carolina, joining Winston-Salem’s Kimpton Cardinal Hotel, which opened in April 2016.

With a name inspired by its Tryon Street address and its location perched above Romare Bearden Park and the adjacent BB&T Ballpark, Kimpton Tryon Park combines upscale style and design with the locally influenced perks, amenities and personal service that make the Kimpton experience unique.

Surrounded by uptown Charlotte's vibrant arts, culture, retail, sports and entertainment, the hotel adds to the neighborhood’s appeal as a destination. Kimpton Tryon Park features a signature ground-floor restaurant—Angeline's—and more than 9,000 square feet of meetings space, including a 4,000-square-foot ballroom.

The hotel’s 1,100-square-foot rooftop bar and events space—Merchant & Trade—offers stunning views and a retractable roof making it a prime destination for special occasions and gatherings in uptown Charlotte.

Adjacent to the 25-story 300 South Tryon office tower and a linear park connecting Romare Bearden Park to Tryon Street, the design of Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel marries modern sophistication with Southern charm, incorporating sweeping glass, polished marble and glimmering crystal along with familiar woodwork finishes.

Kimpton tapped one of its seasoned alum, Robert Hannigan, to serve as the property’s general manager. With more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Hannigan is set to lead the hotel following his most recent appointment as general manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland, a 220-room hotel in Portland, Ore.

Hannigan joined Kimpton in 2007 and has held management roles at several of its boutique hotels in California, Oregon and the Washington, D.C. metro area. He now oversees operations at the Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel.

“[Kimpton] is proud to bring its pioneering approach to boutique hospitality to the Queen City," Hannigan said.