The Brice Hotel, Savannah, Georgia
The Mulberry Inn, a 145-room hotel in downtown Savannah, is located in an historic site that once housed a livery stable, a cotton warehouse and later a Coca-Cola bottling plant. The property was converted into a hotel in 1982. The Mulberry Inn is owned in a joint venture between KHP Fund II and KHP Fund III, and will undergo a major renovation in the latter half of 2013 to convert into a Kimpton hotel: the Brice. Read the press release.
San Antonio, Texas
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has been awarded the management contract for the much-anticipated, Roman & Williams-designed, luxury hotel opening next year in San Antonio's historic Pearl Brewery development. Slated for a 2014 opening, the planned 146-room boutique hotel is being designed by Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch from Roman & Williams, the noted duo behind John Dory Oyster Bar and several other iconic properties. Located on the site of the original Pearl Brewery in downtown San Antonio, which was established in 1881 and actively brewed hops for 118 years, the hotel will be an important cornerstone of the mixed use development, which already houses a campus for the Culinary Institute of America, along with several popular restaurants and retail shops. Read the press release.
Palm Springs, California
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today it will expand its footprint in the Southern California market with the management of a new four-star hotel in Palm Springs. Slated for a 2015 opening, the new construction, luxury hotel will feature 190 rooms and a lively rooftop bar and pool - the first of its kind for Palm Springs. Located in the epicenter of the city's newly revitalized downtown on North Palm Canyon Drive, the hotel will also offer a chef-driven, destination restaurant and more than 24,000 square feet total event and meeting space, as well as picturesque views of the Mount San Jacinto State Park. Read the press release.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today it will enter the Milwaukee market with the management of a new hotel in the city's Historic Third Ward district. Slated for a 2015 opening, the new 158-room boutique hotel will feature an eight-story building housing a chef-driven, destination restaurant on the ground floor, plus a rooftop bar, fitness center and expansive meeting space. The new Kimpton hotel in Milwaukee will be one of the first and only upscale boutique hotels in the city's vibrant Third Ward district. Originally an industrial and warehouse district in the late 1800s, the area is now home to Milwaukee's emerging art and fashion scene, boasting numerous art galleries and studios, as well as the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and the Art Institute. The neighborhood is also known for the Milwaukee Riverwalk which connects the district with Downtown Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Public Market. Read the press release.