The Ivy Hotel has joined a select club.
The swanky boutique hotel, located at 205 E. Biddle St. in the Mount Vernon neighborhood, opened in June, and has already been named to the Relais & Chateaux collection, an association of about 530 high-end hotels and restaurants.
“When we were developing The Ivy we set our sights on Relais & Chateaux, keeping its standards top of mind as we were creating all facets of The Ivy experience,” said Rob Arthur, The Ivy Hotel’s general manager said in a news release. “We are incredibly proud to be selected so shortly after opening as part of this elite portfolio.”
The hotel features a small luxury spa as well as Magdalena, a public restaurant that serves contemporary American food with a European twist. The renovated Gilded Age mansion has 18 rooms, which are split between nine suites and nine rooms.
There are also has several quirks, such as serving afternoon tea and evening cocktails. The Ivy even provides car service using an antique black London taxi cab.
Rates at the hotel range from $475 to $1,400 a night.