First Nebraska Kimpton property to open in 2020

The Kimpton Omaha is slated to open in spring 2020. Photo credit: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will introduce its first location in Nebraska in spring 2020. Located at the site of the historic Blackstone Hotel in Omaha, the property will include 205 guestrooms, a steakhouse, a bar, a swimming pool and nearly 11,000 square feet of meeting space.

“We’re thrilled to expand our portfolio in the Midwest with this iconic property,” Mike DeFrino, CEO at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, said in a statement. “Adding Omaha alongside other Kimpton cities like Chicago and Milwaukee strengthens our presence across this part of the country and is key to our continued growth.”

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Kimpton will collaborate with two Omaha developers, Clarity Development Company and GreenSlate Development, to renovate the former hotel and office building. Leo A Daly and DLR Group will lead the architecture and interior design process in partnership with Kimpton’s design team. The principals of Clarity and GreenSlate and their local investment partners own the Kimpton Omaha property. Pivot Hotels & Resorts, the lifestyle and luxury operating division of Davidson Hotels & Resorts, will manage it.

“We’re very excited to join forces with Kimpton in bringing one of the most important buildings in the state back to life,” Tom McLeay, president of Clarity Development, said. “We feel privileged to have this opportunity to renew a treasured Omaha landmark that has meant so much to our community, and at the same time offer a unique experience and product to the Kimpton traveler that showcases the best of Omaha.”