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Kimpton to Manage Downtown Seattle Hotel

Kimpton to Manage Downtown Seattle Hotel

SAN FRANCISCO—Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants announced it will expand in the Pacific Northwest market with the management of a new four-star hotel in Seattle, Wash.

An adaptive reuse of the landmark Palladian Building, originally built in 1910 as the Calhoun Hotel, this new project will include 97 rooms, 1,100 square feet of meeting and event space, and a restaurant and lounge.

Slated for a late 2014 opening, the historic building is located in the West Edge neighborhood in downtown Seattle, just steps away from Pike Place Market and the famed Seattle waterfront. Designer Nicole Hollis will oversee the project.

The new Seattle property strengthens Kimpton’s presence in the Pacific Northwest, joining existing hotels in Seattle (Hotel Monaco, Vintage Park, and the Alexis), and Portland (Hotel Monaco, Vintage Plaza, and the RiverPlace). The hotel also emphasizes continued momentum for Kimpton’s development team, marking the eighth addition to the portfolio revealed this year, following announcements for new hotels in Austin, Grand Cayman, Milwaukee, Palm Springs, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, Savannah, and Sedona.

“The Pacific Northwest has been an integral part of Kimpton’s growth story for more than two decades and we look forward to continuing our success in Seattle,” said Kimpton CEO and President Mike Depatie. “It’s also very exciting to be part of the impressive expansion and development in the center of downtown and we’re thrilled to have an even bigger presence in a true destination city.”

Kimpton was selected for the management contract by local development company Shemiran Trade. A 35 year veteran of the Seattle business sector, Shemiran Trade is a real-estate development and management company.

“Kimpton’s reputation in the hospitality world made it an easy choice for us,” said Shemiran Trade Development Director David Cohanim. “The fact the existing hotels and restaurants are so beloved in this city shows us we’re working with the best people for this project.”

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