Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will expand into Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with the conversion of an historic, Beaux Arts-style building into a new Hotel Monaco. An adaptive reuse of the city's iconic James H. Reed Building, originally built in 1903, the new Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh will feature 247 rooms, nearly 9,000 square feet of meeting and event space and a chef-driven, 120-seat restaurant with a prominent corner entrance. Slated for a late 2014 opening, the nine story property is located at the intersection of 6th Avenue and William Penn Way, across from prestigious Mellon Square and in the heart of the city's bustling Golden Triangle area. A joint venture with Philadelphia developer PMC Property Group, Kimpton's KHP Fund III owns a 50 percent stake in the new hotel, making it the company's third owned and operated property in Pennsylvania, joining the Hotel Monaco Philadelphia and Hotel Palomar Philadelphia.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will expand its footprint in Texas with the management of a new four-star boutique hotel in Austin's historic Rainey Street District. Slated for an early 2015 opening, the new construction, 16-story hotel will feature 322 guest rooms, more than 12,000 square feet total event and meeting space, an individually concepted, chef-driven restaurant, lobby cafe and an expansive pool deck and bar. Located at the intersection of Red River and Davis Streets in the heart of the Rainey District's thriving nightlife scene, the Hotel Van Zandt will be just minutes away from the convention center and many other popular downtown Austin attractions. Renowned interior designer Mark Zeff will oversee the interior design of the Hotel Van Zandt and its still-to-be-named restaurant. Kimpton was selected for the management contract by hotel developer and owner, JMI Realty, the developers and former owners of Kimpton's Hotel Solamar in San Diego.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will expand its Colorado footprint with the management of a ground up construction, four star hotel that is planned as part of the city's historic Union Station currently undergoing a major revitalization and redevelopment effort. Slated for a late 2015 opening and located in the up and coming "LoDo" (Lower Downtown) neighborhood adjacent to Denver's iconic Union Station, the new 200-room hotel will be part of a larger mixed use redevelopment project that is currently underway by Continuum Partners in collaboration with East West Partners in the Union Station Neighborhood Company, the master developers of Union Station neighborhood, to revitalize and restore the historic area and central transit hub. The new hotel will feature 8,300 square feet of meeting space, including outdoor patio and rooftop patio, a 2,000 square-foot fitness center and two local-inspired, chef-driven restaurants and bars.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will expand in the Pacific Northwest market with the management of a new four-star hotel in Seattle, Washington. An adaptive reuse of the landmark Palladian Building, originally built in 1910 as the Calhoun Hotel, this new project will embody the gritty elegance of the city showcased in 97 rooms, 1,100 square feet of swank meeting and event space, a trendsetting restaurant and a lounge with an edgy urban vibe. Slated for a late 2014 opening, the historic building is located in the trendy West Edge neighborhood in downtown Seattle, just steps away from Pike Place Market and the famed Seattle waterfront as well as many favorite Seattle attractions. Designer Nicole Hollis will oversee the project. Kimpton was selected for the management contract by local development company Shemiran Trade. A 35 year veteran of the Seattle business sector, Shemiran Trade is a real-estate development and management company.
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced plans for the brand's first Caribbean resort with the development of a 263-room hotel on acclaimed Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Developer Dart Realty (Cayman) Ltd. awarded Kimpton the management contract for what will be Grand Cayman's first design driven, boutique-style hotel and the first new development on famed Seven Mile Beach in a decade when it opens in 2016. The new Kimpton hotel will offer five restaurants and lounges, a cascading oceanfront pool, expansive indoor and outdoor meeting and function space and a destination spa. The property will also include 56 residences and six beachfront bungalows.
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 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 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.