Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has announced plans to expand its presence in Florida with the opening of two new hotels in 2018: Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach in Miami and a new, luxury lifestyle boutique hotel in Tampa.
These two additions will be joining Kimpton Angler’s Hotel, Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, Kimpton EPIC Hotel, Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, Kimpton Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa, and Kimpton Hotel Zamora in the Florida region.
The new Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach will be a 96-room new build, located in the Sunset Harbour area of South Beach, a popular international and local leisure destination on Miami Beach.
Owned and developed by The Finvarb Group, Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach will feature a striking design by legendary Miami architect and designer Kobi Karp, as well as a rooftop pool and bar and a new signature restaurant overlooking Collins Canal.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a company known for regionally inspired and innovative design, and Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach, which will embrace Karp’s signature sleek, modern, glass- and light-filled approach, is anticipated to become an iconic South Beach landmark with its cutting edge architecture and design.
Kimpton has also announced that it will manage a new boutique hotel in Tampa, Florida.
Ideally located at the intersection of O’Brien and Laurel streets, in the heart of Tampa’s thriving Westshore neighbourhood, the hotel will incorporate a restaurant from Michelin-starred Tuscan chef Silvia Baracchi.
The new-construction property, built as a modern Italian piazza, will form the heart of a thriving community area, essentially creating an intimate town square in an otherwise commercial area.
Designed by award-winning architect Albert Alfonso, it will feature 150 rooms and suites spanning five stories, a rooftop bar and separate rooftop event space, and more than 4,000 square feet of indoor meeting and event space, including dedicated venues for musical performances.
Mike DeFrino, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants chief executive, said: “We are thrilled at the opportunity to bring this calibre of heartfelt hospitality and dining to Tampa, especially since it allows us to continue growing along Florida’s gulf coast.
“The combination of stunning architecture, a Michelin-starred chef, a fantastic rooftop and Kimpton’s authentic, unscripted guest service makes this a special project for us.”
Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole recently visited Kimpton EPIC Hotel in Miami.
Take a look at what he found here.