Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has commenced the construction of a boutique hotel in Pacific Grove, located on the Monterey Peninsula in Northern California. This marks Kimpton’s first property in the area, bringing elevated yet laid-back vibes to the Central Coast of the Golden State. The hotel will feature locally inspired restaurant and bar concepts and is expected to open its doors in late 2025.
The Kimpton Pacific Grove Hotel, owned and developed by Cypress 16, LLC in partnership with Interport Capital, LLC, and L&B Realty Advisors, will be a newly constructed Mission-style boutique hotel. It will offer 101 elegant guestrooms, including six suites and a hospitality parlor with a private outdoor terrace. Guests staying on the third and fourth floors will be treated to sweeping views of Monterey Bay, providing a sense of tranquil relaxation. The hotel’s spacious 3,650-square-foot courtyard, complete with a stunning fireplace and surrounded by native trees, will offer a perfect California backdrop for meetings, events, or celebrations. RRM Design Group will serve as the property’s architect, and Narrative Design Studio will handle the interior design. Huff Construction Company will oversee the project’s construction, with financing provided by Johnson Controls Capital.
Inspired by the dreamy California coastline, the four-story hotel aims to become a culinary hotspot for both guests and locals. Its restaurant and bar will focus on local cuisine, fresh seafood, and locally sourced produce. The hotel will also offer Kimpton’s signature amenities and services, including morning coffee and tea service, an evening social hour, a “Forgot It? We’ve Got It!” program, in-room yoga mats, an on-site fitness center, complimentary bicycles, and pet-friendly policies to enhance the guest experience.
“California has always been home to the Kimpton brand, and we’re thrilled to continue to thoughtfully grow our footprint in this important market,” said Mike DeFrino, Managing Director, Luxury & Lifestyles Americas at IHG Hotels & Resorts. “Not only is Pacific Grove located on the beautiful Monterey Bay, offering visitors spectacular views of the coastline, but it’s also home to many historic and charming homes and businesses, making it a truly one-of-a-kind destination.”
Pacific Grove, often known as the “Butterfly Town U.S.,” “The Most Romantic City in the U.S.,” and “A Dreamy California Destination,” is nestled between the city of Monterey and the renowned Pebble Beach. This picturesque Victorian town has become a sought-after location for weddings, honeymoons, or anyone seeking relaxation in California. Guests can enjoy breathtaking views, quaint neighborhoods, unique boutiques, local art galleries, and specialty shops in the city’s four shopping districts. The new hotel is conveniently located near the Pacific Grove Museum, Pacific Grove Library, and within walking distance of the beloved Lover’s Point Beach.
“Partnering with IHG Hotels & Resorts to create such a beautifully distinct hotel in the Pacific Grove neighborhood is an exciting venture,” said Gary Roffe, Managing Partner, Cypress 16, LLC. “There’s nothing like this hotel in the area, and we’re looking forward to building a place that honors this idyllic beachfront city and can become a great contributor to the fabric of the local community.”
When it opens in 2025, Kimpton Pacific Grove will become the tenth Kimpton hotel in California. The brand currently boasts 75 open hotels worldwide and has 50 projects in the pipeline.