SAN FRANCISCO (October 8, 2019) ““ Today Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announces plans for a second property in Atlanta, a 216-room adaptive reuse hotel in the heart of the city’s Buckhead neighborhood. When it opens in late 2020, the Kimpton Buckhead will join the Kimpton Overland Atlanta Airport to offer rewards club members, travelers and locals two highly curated, locally programmed and thoughtfully designed stay experiences in Georgia’s capital. IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), Kimpton’s parent company, maintains its Americas headquarters in Atlanta, and the new Kimpton Buckhead marks an important expansion for the brand in this key market.
The new Kimpton Buckhead, owned and developed by iconic Atlanta developer Portman Holdings, will be a transformation of a historic 1950s residential building located at 374 East Paces Ferry Road. Portman is a longstanding partner with IHG, having worked with the company to develop multiple other brands and properties in Atlanta, and other markets such as San Diego and Denver.
The luxury boutique hotel will feature a ground-floor Kimpton restaurant and bar, courtyard dining and drinking venue, and private pool, a rooftop lounge and approximately 3,000 square feet of meetings and events space. With Kimpton’s heartfelt customer service, signature amenities and distinctive restaurant and bar programming, the Kimpton Buckhead will set out to carve its own niche in the district.
“We’re thrilled to expand our presence with a second Kimpton hotel in the Atlanta market,” said Mike DeFrino, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ CEO. “The partnership with Portman Holdings allows us the perfect opportunity to bring Kimpton to the stylish Buckhead neighborhood and to continue consolidating our presence in the Southeast at-large.”
Situated north of the city center, Atlanta’s tony Buckhead neighborhood offers some of the city’s most upscale specialty shops and boutiques, esteemed cultural attractions and sought-after restaurants and bars. The high walkability of the neighborhood will allow guests to explore an array of activities within a stone’s throw of the Kimpton Buckhead, while local residents will surely term the property’s three restaurant and bar concepts signature hot spots in the area.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with IHG by expanding our portfolio to include Kimpton,” said Ambrish Baisiwala, Portman Holding’s CEO and Chairman. “Kimpton is the original lifestyle boutique operator, and Portman Holdings looks forward to bringing a unique experience to Buckhead.”
The Kimpton brand continues to grow in the US and internationally with over 25 Kimpton hotels across 20 new global destinations including Mexico City, Paris, Barcelona, Bali & Shanghai, scheduled to open in the next three to five years. Learn more about Kimpton’s Atlanta properties including the Kimpton Overland Atlanta Airport which opened earlier this year.
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ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the original boutique hotel brand, which pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, Kimpton has 30 new hotels in the pipeline and operates nearly 70 hotels and 80 restaurants, bars and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations and up-and-coming markets in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, Europe and Greater China. Kimpton spaces and experiences center on its guests, offering inspiring design that evokes curiosity to forward-thinking flavors that feed the soul. Every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered, so that guest experiences remain meaningful, unscripted and ridiculously personal.
Kimpton’s employees, empowered to provide heartfelt service and experiences, have built a highly regarded workplace culture that appears consistently on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. As a result, Kimpton has been awarded, “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains” by J.D. Power three times.
In January 2015, Kimpton became part of the IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) family of hotel brands. IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,700 hotels and nearly 856,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with over 1,900 hotels in its development pipeline.
For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.
ABOUT PORTMAN HOLDINGS
Throughout the past 62 years, Portman Holdings has developed over 65 million square-feet of premium real estate around the world with a focus on hospitality, office and mixed-use properties. The vertically integrated real estate development, investment and management company commands a successful global network and has a proven track record with the world’s top financial institutions. Teams in the company’s global offices seamlessly connect to develop, finance and manage a diverse portfolio in the world’s core and emerging markets. Portman Holdings continues to achieve success through investor, partner and client relationships that deliver exceptional real estate projects. For additional information, visit www.portmanholdings.com and follow the company on Twitter via @PortmanRE and Instagram via @portman_holdings.
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