Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will continue its Southern expansion for the brand with the addition of two new hotels in the Charlotte, NC area – one in the city’s downtown and the other in the historic neighborhood of Dilworth. Both are slated to open in 2017.
The downtown Charlotte Kimpton will be part of a mixed-use project with a 25-story office tower being developed by Spectrum Properties and Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors that broke ground in 2014. The 216-room hotel will have 9,175 square feet of meeting space complete with a ceremonial staircase, a restaurant, a fitness center and an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar overlooking Romare Bearden Park that can accommodate private events, including weddings. The hotel is scheduled for a fall 2017 opening.
Also slated for a 2017 opening, the Dilworth/South End Charlotte Kimpton will be a six-story lifestyle boutique developed by Charlotte-based Catellus Group. The hotel will have 128 rooms, 4,500 square feet of meeting and event space, a neighborhood restaurant, fitness center, outdoor pool and bar and a rooftop lounge venue with private event space and views of downtown. The hotel is a block away from a light rail station with access to downtown Charlotte.
The two new Charlotte hotels will join The Brice in Savannah and The Kimpton Cardinal in Winston-Salem (opening later this spring), along with a Nashville hotel (scheduled for a 2017 opening), as part of the brand’s recent expansion through the South.