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Kimpton to Debut its First Florida Keys Hotel

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants sets its sights on a new hotel collection in historic Key West, Florida, slated to open its doors in early 2020. Kimpton Key West will be the sixth property for the boutique hotel company in the Sunshine State and its first in the Florida Keys. The collection will be comprised of five separate hotels located in the historic district, each offering its own distinct story and stay experience, blending timeless architecture with an eclectic, bohemian style that could only be found in Key West.  

Owned and developed by KHP Capital Partners, the new Kimpton Key West will honor the unique history of each individual property in the collection, some of which date back to the middle of the 19th Century. While all properties in the collection offer the design-forward, friendly vibe for which Kimpton is renowned, no two rooms in the collection’s total 219 keys are the same. The collection spans everything from estate-like guesthouses to charming bungalows and original conch houses. With design masterminds Powerstrip Studio at the helm, thoughtful design details will present a stylish oasis with offerings for every kind of traveler.

“Key West is such a natural fit as a Kimpton destination, with its distinctive island style and vibrant local scene,” said Mike DeFrino, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ CEO. “Key West is rich with the kind of history and welcoming culture that our guests value in their stay experiences. We look forward to bringing our signature heartfelt hospitality to this unique market.”

The southernmost location in the continental US, Key West boasts a laid-back Caribbean vibe, set against the backdrop of azure waters. Home to artistic icons like Ernest Hemingway and Winslow Homer, the destination has long attracted travelers with its carefree spirit. Known as a hub of creativity and acceptance, visitors to Key West have been inspired by its natural beauty as much as they have its rich cultural heritage. Centrally located in historic Old Town Key West, Kimpton Key West will offer a gateway to the island’s varied experiences, from live music to shopping, sailing, sport-fishing and beyond.

“We are excited to once again be partnering with Kimpton in South Florida,” said Ben Rowe, Managing Partner of KHP Capital Partners. “Kimpton Key West will soon be one of Key West’s most popular properties, offering an enriching and exciting experience for visitors from near and far.”

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 and Shanghai, scheduled to open in the next three to five years.

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