Kimpton Hotels to expand its footprint in Texas


Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants has revealed plans to open a boutique hotel in downtown Fort Worth, Texas in the spring of 2021.

The new Kimpton Hotel will be an adaptive reuse of the historic XTO Energy Headquarters building and mark the third property for the brand in Texas, joining Kimpton hotels in Austin and a Dallas project slated to open this summer.

“Texas is a natural place to expand our brand,” said Mike DeFrino, chief executive officer of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. “Adding Fort Worth to our portfolio, alongside Austin and Dallas is vital to our growth in the Southwest. Development Services Group is the ideal partner to help bring Kimpton to this part of the state and to the historically rich, energetic and exciting community of Fort Worth.”

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The new Kimpton hotel in Fort Worth will house 232 bedrooms, a signature Italian restaurant, 10,000 square feet of meeting space, a two-storey grand ballroom and a Penthouse Sky Bar with expansive city views.

The building was originally built as the Farmers and Mechanics National Bank building in 1921 and once held the distinction as the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.

XTO Energy carefully restored the building to its original architectural design in 2010.

Fort Worth’s Bennet Benner Partners Architects and Los Angeles based Forcheilli Glynn interior designers will oversee the project, alongside Kimpton’s Global Senior Vice President of Design Ave Bradley.

The hotel will join the Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt in Austin and the Kimpton Pittman Hotel in Dallas scheduled to open this summer.

A Kimpton in Houston will open in 2022.

The Kimpton Fort Worth property is owned by the principals of Development Services Group Inc.

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