Kimpton reveals two future Charlotte hotels

Kimpton Cornerstone downtown hotel

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will continue its Southern expansion for the brand with the addition of two new hotels in the Charlotte, N.C. 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.  
“Charlotte has long been a financial and cultural hub; it’s always been on our radar as a city that admirably balances both history and modern day appeal,” said Kimpton CEO Mike DeFrino. “Travelers to Charlotte have missed a true boutique experience and we’re excited to be in a position to offer two distinctive hotels that bring Kimpton’s heartfelt hospitality to this special city.”
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.