Review of Hyatt Centric, Charlotte, North Carolina – with video

by GO GlobeHopper

Nestled in the heart of the thriving South Park neighborhood in Charlotte, the Hyatt Centric hotel stands as a beacon of modern luxury and style. This exquisite destination seamlessly blends the richness of history with the vibrancy of the present. The neighborhood inspires exploration as guests will find themselves surrounded by a diverse range of restaurants and cafes, art galleries and cultural experiences, the nearby Freedom Park, and the thriving SouthPark Mall. From its prime location to its exceptional amenities, every facet of Hyatt Centric South Park embodies the essence of hospitality and adventure.

⦿ To watch our tour of this hotel, visit our YouTube video HERE and use the highest-quality playback settings. Or keep reading for valuable information, as well as booking links and the pros and cons of the property.


Elegance and Comfort Await

Peabody and Circular Staircase

Upon entering the hotel, guests are immediately struck by the elegant design and a sense of refined comfort. The lobby exudes a welcoming charm, setting the tone for the guest experience. A living wall is set behind the check-in desk, providing a refreshing natural element to the first floor as well as enhancing the aesthetic appeal and air quality. A one-of-a-kind art piece also awaits, in the form of a massive peacock, fondly named Peabody. He sits at the base of a stunning circular staircase and embodies beauty and distinction, two qualities that this hotel takes seriously. The peacock theme runs throughout the property, with various artwork of feathers and sporadic ornaments. Additional art exists in the unique lobby mural of Captain James Jack, who rode with The Declaration from Charlotte all the way to Philadelphia, as well as a framed collection of mining pans accented in gold.

Behind the check-in area, guests will find a convenient business center for use at no extra charge. There is also a well-equipped fitness center on the property.


King Room

The rooms and suites are thoughtfully designed to provide a serene sanctuary for travelers. This includes rooms with one king or two queen beds and the Premier King room, also known as the Inspirational Suite, with a saucy shower located in the middle of the room. It also includes the spacious two-bedroom Presidential Suite, which is fully equipped and perfect for wedding parties or large groups, especially with connecting rooms that can make the suite even larger.

No matter which room guests opt for, they can be assured of luxury amenities, plush bedding, a large flat-screen TV, a modern bathroom with a separate shower, and stunning city views that will ensure a memorable stay. The hotel’s commitment to eco-friendly practices, including recycling programs and energy-efficient technologies, also makes it an environmentally responsible choice.

A Culinary Adventure


Dining at the Hyatt Centric South Park is a journey for the senses. Located on the second floor, guests will find an impressive cocktail bar that separates IRO on the right from the tastefully decorated event spaces on the left, as well as a glass-walled meeting room, dubbed the Queen’s Museum. IRO functions as a coffee bar and a great place for a delicious brunch. Try the waffles with fresh fruit and one of their specialty coffees; you won’t be disappointed. IRO is also set up with an extra-long table suitable for large family get-togethers or business functions.

Mizu, meaning water, located on the top floor, is a Japanese seafood-forward restaurant with a robata grill and features indoor space as well as a stunning rooftop terrace for dinner or cocktails. Mizu offers a delectable menu with global influences. It’s a perfect place for both food enthusiasts and casual diners, as guests savor dishes crafted with care and skill.

Personalized Experience

Presidential Suite

What sets Hyatt Centric apart is its emphasis on personalized experiences. The hotel staff is not just a concierge; they’re your local experts. They are eager to guide you toward unique adventures, ensuring you uncover the city’s hidden gems. They’re also wonderful at recommending restaurants and cafes should you wish to dine outside the hotel.

And if it’s relaxation and pampering you seek, they’ll point you toward Palestra Spa, which is located directly next door. This boutique spa offers facial and body treatments as well as massage therapy.

All this and valet parking, if you desire it.  If not, free parking is conveniently located in the above-ground garage, just a few steps offside from the hotel. There is also electric vehicle charging on site.


Miju Rooftop Terrace

The Hyatt Centric in South Park is more than a hotel; it’s an invitation to explore, a destination for comfort and style, and a hub of inspiration. Whether you’re in town for business, leisure, or a special event, the Hyatt Centric provides an experience that transcends the ordinary. It’s an affirmation that your destination should be as extraordinary as your journey. So, when in Charlotte, discover the vibrant world of Hyatt Centric South Park, where every moment is an opportunity for adventure.



  • location with lots to see and do in the vicinity
  • safe, upscale neighborhood
  • clean and spacious rooms
  • great views from higher floors
  • plenty of amenities
  • friendly, helpful staff
  • quiet


  • We weren’t able to find negative aspects of this hotel, but if pressed to list just one thing, it would be that the parking garage becomes quite crowded on weekend nights due to the upscale steakhouse on the corner and other restaurants in this trendy cul de sac.  As such, finding a spot on the weekend can be difficult until later in the evening, when restaurants begin to clear out.

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