Kimpton, SCG America Group to develop new Orange County, Calif., hotel

A rendering of the Kimpton Anaheim. Photo credit: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced its first property in the Grove District Anaheim Resort area in the city of Garden Grove, expanding the brand in Southern California. The mixed-use development, headed by SCG America Group, is slated to open in 2021.

The hotel will join the 10 Kimpton properties across the region, including Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Huntington Beach and Palm Springs.

The five-acre Garden Grove development complex is located along Harbor Boulevard within the Grove District Anaheim Resort area. The project will include a four-star, 200-room Kimpton hotel, along with retail stores and restaurants. The project will open blocks from Disneyland, as well as the Anaheim Convention Center, Angel Stadium and Honda Center.


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The new Kimpton will showcase approximately 10,000 square feet of meeting space, two restaurants, a rooftop pool and a lounge. Guests will have access to unobstructed views of the Disneyland fireworks show from several suites as well as the rooftop bar. Ave Bradley, global SVP of design at Kimpton, will represent Kimpton in the design and architecture for the hotel, in partnership with SCG America’s selected team; the Friedmutter Group and Archilier Architecture.

“This is an exciting time for Kimpton as we strengthen our presence in Southern California,” Mike DeFrino, CEO at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, said in a statement. “With this property, we will be able to introduce our unique approach to hospitality and extraordinary restaurant and bar experience to a growing audience. We’re thrilled to partner with SCG America on this cornerstone development.”

"Clearly, Kimpton is a leader in creating world-class lifestyle hotels and award-winning destination restaurants,” Garden Grove Mayor Steve Jones said in a statement. “We are excited to welcome Kimpton’s extraordinary team of hospitality experts to our great city, and to this very exciting development, that will contribute greatly to the overall transformation and modernization of our vibrant business and tourism corridor.”

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The planned acquisition comes on the heels of two other significant investments the hospitality group recently made in Hawaii.

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