SAN FRANCISCO–Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today it will open a boutique hotel in the historic West End of Greenville, South Carolina. The new Kimpton hotel is set to open in early 2022 and will mark the fourth property for the boutique hotel company in the Carolinas, joining Kimpton hotels in Asheville, Charlotte and Winston-Salem.
“We are thrilled to be expanding in the Carolinas, and Greenville’s vibrant cultural scene feels like a perfect fit for us,” said Mike DeFrino, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ CEO. “With our partners at Sixty West Funds and Hostmark Hospitality, the new Kimpton hotel will deliver on stunning design and architecture with elevated and diverse food and beverage experiences.”
The new Kimpton hotel in Greenville will be operated by Hostmark Hospitality and will house 170 guest rooms, inclusive of 17 suites, over 6,800 square feet of flexible meetings and events space as well as extensive food and beverage programming with a basement brewery and tap room, ground level restaurant, lobby coffee shop and retail space and activated second-story pool deck. Atop the building’s six stories will be the cherry on top – the hotel’s indoor and outdoor rooftop bar and restaurant. The hotel will offer guests high-design with a strong local narrative along with all of Kimpton’s beloved amenities and offerings including morning coffee and tea service, hosted evening social hour, pet-friendly policies, “Forgot It? We’ve Got It!” program and bicycles for local exploration.
“We couldn’t be more honored to partner with Kimpton on this project,” said Jerome Cataldo, Hostmark’s CEO. “We feel the Kimpton brand, known for its unique and memorable hotel experiences, is the perfect execution for this special location in downtown Greenville.”
“We are excited to create a new destination for both Greenville locals and their out-of-town guests to eat, drink and frequent,” said Brad Weiser, Hostmark’s Principal and Managing Partner for the development. “We’re working on creating some exciting new food and beverage, retail and event space concepts that the people of Greenville will be proud to recommend to friends and family.”
With the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains as the backdrop, the city of Greenville is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country and home to several US and regional headquarters of national and international corporations. Situated close to Clemson University and about halfway between Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta, Greenville’s special brand of Southern hospitality is a draw for business and leisure travelers offering a healthy smattering of retail, cultural and outdoor activities for year-round enjoyment.
Stephen Holden Founder of Sixty West said, "This is the fourth hotel in Greenville we have been involved in developing and financing, and this will be our boldest effort. We have shifted our emphasis as a company on the experiential. Bringing this iconic lifestyle brand to our property in the historic West End of this great city, we are very confident it will bring a new level of casual luxury to town."
The Kimpton hotel in Greenville will be a new build hotel property nestled in the heart of Downtown’s revitalized West End neighborhood and located at the northeast corner of Markley Street and Rhett Street. Jennings Lyon, CEO of LyonJay Capital and owner of the property for the past six years, said, “We’re excited to remain a partner for this development and see the new Kimpton hotel come to life. It’s the perfect mix of partners to bring a special addition to our town.” Killian Construction is on board as the General Contractor, Nicolas Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates will lead the project as the architect while Johnson Nathan Strohe will take the helm in interior design.