Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today it will open a new 96-room boutique hotel in Fort Lauderdale, marking the brand’s first in the market and seventh in the Sunshine State. Set to open next month, The Kimpton Goodland Hotel – Fort Lauderdale Beach, will place emphasis on discovery of experience and want-for-nothing amenities. Blending in with the mid-century, nostalgic look and feel of its North Beach Village neighborhood, The Kimpton Goodland will span three two-story buildings, inclusive of an eclectic American restaurant and nearly 500-square-foot private dining room, state-of-the-art fitness center and two private pools, one on the ground level and the other atop the neighboring residences’ 8th floor rooftop, each complete with activated pool bar and cabanas. Beloved Kimpton amenities and perks will include morning coffee and tea service, evening social hour, complimentary bicycles, in-room yoga mats and a pet-friendly policy.
An adaptive reuse of the historic Escape Hotel, which originally opened in 1950 as the first year-round resort in Fort Lauderdale Beach, The Kimpton Goodland will take on a new first as the first true boutique hotel to open in the popular beach destination. Set back from the hustle and bustle on the A1A, The Goodland offers a tucked-away oasis of lush greenery and tropical landscaping paired with a fresh color palette with pops of sun-drenched South Florida colors like turquoise and terra cotta to present an entirely laid-back vibe. With social programming aimed to appeal to hotel guests and locals alike, The Goodland will complement the vibrancy of the neighborhood and welcome all to come as they are.
A captivating visual juxtaposition, the ground-floor restaurant, The Botanic at The Goodland, punches up the volume with layered textures and vibrant colors. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Botanic will serve up bold, healthful and eclectic flavors that feature local ingredients and Latin and Caribbean influences. With a menu that centers on locally-sourced ingredients, shareable plates, a creative beverage program and kicked-up energy, The Botanic has its sights on becoming a lively neighborhood favorite. The adjacent, pool-side Good Bar at The Goodland continues the good vibes but with a decidedly more relaxed scene. Set amongst lush landscaping, this secluded outdoor bar and lounge will feature a concise menu of shareable plates and lighter fare with a beverage menu featuring gin and tonics, inventive frozen drinks and patio-perfect white and rosé wines.
Fort Lauderdale’s 23-miles of golden beaches and 300+ days of sunshine beckon outdoor enthusiasts year-round. With activities ranging from upscale shopping, award-winning dining, high-end boating and adventure water sports, the city’s beach and downtown have long attracted affluent visitors up and down the east coast and beyond. The Kimpton Goodland’s location on North Bird Road at Bayshore Drive offers easy access to Fort Lauderdale Beach and Los Olas Boulevard for those looking to explore the neighborhood and sweeping sunset downtown and water views from its 8th floor pool deck for those seeking escape.
Owned by Banyan Investment Group and operated by Hotel Equities, The Kimpton Goodland will be Kimpton’s seventh opening in Florida, joining the recently opened Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach and Kimpton Key West as top getaway destinations for sun chasing travelers. A trusted operator in the hospitality industry, Hotel Equities currently manages more than 185 hotels in the US and Canada. The Goodland is the company’s first with Kimpton.