Kimpton to open 2nd hotel in Atlanta

The 216-room Kimpton Buckhead is slated to open in late 2020. Photo credit: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants revealed plans to open a 216-room adaptive-reuse hotel in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood. Slated to open in late 2020, the Kimpton Buckhead will join the Kimpton Overland Atlanta Airport as the brand’s second location in the city.

The hotel is not the first time its owner and developer Portman Holdings has worked with IHG. These past collaborations include multiple other brands and properties in Atlanta, as well as locations in San Diego and Denver.

“We’re thrilled to expand our presence with a second Kimpton hotel in the Atlanta market,” Mike DeFrino, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ CEO, said in a statement. “The partnership with Portman Holdings allows us the perfect opportunity to bring Kimpton to the stylish Buckhead neighborhood and to continue consolidating our presence in the Southeast at-large.”


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The luxury boutique hotel will be a transformation of a 1950s residential building. It will feature a ground-floor Kimpton restaurant and bar, courtyard dining and drinking venue, and private pool, a rooftop lounge and approximately 3,000 square feet of meetings and events space.

Kimpton currently operates nearly 70 hotels and 80 restaurants, bars and lounges. During the next three to five years, it expects to open 25 new hotels across 20 new destinations.

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