SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 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.
Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach
The new boutique hotel 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.
The new hotel’s location, on one of the liveliest corners of Miami Beach, will be close to the west end of the Lincoln Road pedestrian mall, where guests can access premiere outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment. Mike DeFrino, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants CEO, said, “Miami continues to be one of the hottest tourist destinations in North America and has become an increasingly popular destination for international travellers as well. Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach will be a wonderful addition to our properties in sunny South Florida.”
Kimpton’s New Luxury Lifestyle Boutique Hotel In Tampa
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.
The Tampa hotel will also house the first U.S. outpost for Chef Silvia Baracchi, who gained international acclaim at Il Falconiere, a Michelin-starred restaurant and retreat in Cortona, Tuscany. The intimate fine dining restaurant will be supplied by a new off-site, state-of-the-art hydroponic farm named Red Barn Farm, which will devote nearly eight acres of climate-controlled growing capacity exclusively to the property (but guests can still catch a glimpse of the growing techniques thanks to a showpiece vertical garden). The dinner-only restaurant will feature a menu that reflects a sophisticated and stylish take on the culinary traditions of the Tuscan countryside, and Chef Baracchi also plans to bring her signature cooking classes to the local community.
Mike DeFrino, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants CEO, 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.”