Alberto Alfonso designs Kimpton’s seventh Florida property

Kimpton property in Tampa, Florida

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is scheduled to open a new hotel in Tampa, Fla., which will incorporate a restaurant from Michelin-starred Tuscan chef Silvia Baracchi. The property, which is slated to open in early 2018, will expand Kimpton footprint on the gulf coast of the Sunshine State and will be its seventh hotel in Florida.

The hotel, which will be located at the intersection of O’Brien and Laurel streets in Tampa’s Westshore neighborhood, will be designed by architect Albert Alfonso.

It will have 150 rooms and suites spanning five stories, along with a Tampa rooftop bar and separate rooftop event space for gatherings. The property will also have more than 4,000 square feet of indoor meeting and event space as well as dedicated venues for musical performances and a lobby bar, pool and fitness center.

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The new Tampa hotel will also house the first U.S. outpost for chef Silvia Baracchi. The fine-dining restaurant will be supplied by an off-site hydroponic farm named Red Barn Farm, which will devote nearly eight acres of growing capacity exclusively to the property.

The hotel will also have a second restaurant and a bakery.

Tampa-based developer Giunta Group owns the hotel.

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