Finance & DevelopmentWhite Lodging Tops Out Kimpton San Antonio

White Lodging Tops Out Kimpton San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—White Lodging and its partners are announced they officially topped out the Kimpton San Antonio. The construction milestone on the 10-story building keeps the project on schedule after breaking ground in October of last year. Kimpton San Antonio is set to open in the fourth quarter of 2024.

As a part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury and lifestyle portfolio, Kimpton San Antonio offers a lifestyle hotel experience. On the border of the Southtown neighborhood, the hotel merges an 18th-century historic German-English schoolhouse with modern rooms and amenities.

The 347-room property has a restored and adapted German-English school from the 1800s. The original brick, stone, and wood architecture is being restored and repurposed.

“This is a pivotal moment not only for Kimpton San Antonio, but the surrounding community,” said Jean-Luc Barone, White Lodging’s CEO. “Together with other surrounding developments, we are creating a new destination district by solidifying the connection from downtown to Southtown.”

Kimpton and White Lodging, in partnership with HKS Architects, Harvey Cleary Builders, and Blum Consulting Engineers, are creating the hotel’s structure supported by the interior design expertise of KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group.

The main historic building will be repurposed to become the property’s steakhouse. The additional historic structures are being reimagined into eight guest suites and a courtyard cocktail bar, all surrounded by outdoor space and trees. A whiskey bar and rooftop bar round out the Kimpton San Antonio’s food and beverage offerings.

The hotel is positioned between downtown San Antonio and the Southtown neighborhood with access to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Walk, Alamo Plaza Historic District, King William District, La Villita, Hemisfair, and more.

“We’re thrilled to partner with White Lodging to open our first Kimpton hotel in San Antonio,” said Mike DeFrino, managing director, Luxury & Lifestyle Americas at IHG Hotels & Resorts. “It’s exciting to see how close we’re coming to welcoming in folks to our hotel and its restaurants and bars. When the time comes, we know they’ll be blown away with the stunning design, thoughtful programming, and genuine hospitality the Kimpton brand is known for.”

In addition to 16 luxury guest suites and food and beverage options, the Kimpton San Antonio will have a rooftop pool and more than 11,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space.