California companies design new F&B outlets for Kimpton Hotel Palomar

The Kimpton Hotel Palomar in downtown San Diego has a new restaurant, bar and lounge area. Design firm Ware Malcomb as the architect of record for the project, in addition to providing brand-enhancing graphics for the interior and exterior design.

The project involved the two-story renovation of the restaurant and bar on the first floor of Kimpton Hotel Palomar, as well as an open space designed for a combination of private dining, a game room and a lounge area on the second floor mezzanine level.

The hotel’s new restaurant concept, named Curadero, serves Mexican street food. The second floor Arriba Room has a late-night taco window, vintage arcade games, foosball, shuffleboard and other activities. Mexican-themed artwork and design are woven throughout the space.


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Los Angeles-based Studio Unltd contributed to the project, and La Mesa-based RSM2 was the general contractor. JLL is the owner’s representative and project manager on behalf of Kimpton Hotel Palomar.

Additional Ware Malcomb hospitality projects in Southern California include Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach, Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove, and three in San Diego including Dolce Pane e Vino, Harley Gray and BeShock Noodle Bar.

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