Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group LLC

10/03/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/03/2019 18:06

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Announces New Property in Texas

SAN FRANCISCO (October 3, 2019) - Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today a new partnership within Houston's cosmopolitan mixed-use development, Laneways, developed by leading lifestyle and real estate developer, Caydon. Expanding Kimpton's presence in Texas, the project will be the first boutique hotel in Midtown and is scheduled to open at the end of 2022.

Located near downtown and in the heart of Houston's Innovation Corridor, the hotel will provide easy access to iconic Houston attractions, such as the Galleria Mall, the world-class museum and theater districts, as well as Minute Maid Park and Reliant Stadium. Key business locations, including the Texas Medical Center and the Convention Center, will also be within a short distance to the hotel.

With 204 spacious guestrooms, the hotel will house a signature restaurant, a café, an expansive rooftop pool and bar with spectacular views of the city and more than 14,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor meeting space.

'Houston is the ideal place to expand our Texas footprint,' said Mike DeFrino, Chief Executive Officer at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. 'Midtown is quickly solidifying its place as the heart of the city, and its diverse cosmopolitan vibe fits perfectly with Kimpton's brand of hospitality. Partnering with Caydon on their first U.S. development project is an incredible opportunity.'

Breaking ground early 2020 and spanning three city blocks, Laneways will be a striking 2.5 million square feet mixed use development and feature multi-family residences, Drewery Place - Midtown's first high-rise residential tower, ground floor retail, public outdoor spaces and walkable laneways lined with shops, bars, coffee houses and art galleries. Setting itself apart with Australian fair and modern designs, Laneways' conceptual design will be curated by Caydon Architecture and Design, the developer's in-house team based in Melbourne, AU.

'We are working with Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants to bring the first boutique hotel to Midtown, as we want to create a lively mixed-use development that captures the essence of the location,' said Joe Russo, principal of Caydon. 'With Laneways located between two major employment hubs, Texas Medical Center and Downtown, we want to provide savvy travelers a new opportunity to stay in an upscale hotel with a 'homelike' experience and community feel in one of Houston's rapidly growing neighborhoods, Midtown.'

Kimpton's Global Senior Vice President of Design Ave Bradley will lead the hotel and restaurant design, alongside the architect group The Preston Partners.

The hotel will join two other Kimpton hotels in Texas; the Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt in Austin and the Kimpton Pittman Hotel in Dallas slated to open in the summer of 2020.

Renderings of the project can be found here.

ABOUT CAYDON
Caydon is a privately-owned Australian company with vast experience in residential, commercial, retail and hotel development. Everyone in the Caydon team takes pride in achieving outcomes that will make a lasting, positive impact on a city's future and shares the vision that every development creates a connection with the community and surrounding environment. Now, Caydon is bringing its strong commitment to innovation and delivery to the US. The intention is to develop projects that provide a pleasurable quality of life for residents and through the creation of dynamic retail and entertainment neighborhoods, add to the enjoyment of the surrounding community. For more information, please visit www.caydonusa.com.

ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the original boutique hotel company, which pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, Kimpton now operates more than 60 hotels and 80 restaurants, bars and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations and up and coming markets in the United States, Europe, Caribbean 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.

In January 2015, Kimpton became part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.
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