Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today it has hit the 50 percent completion mark on construction of its soon-to-open hotel, The Brice, located in the heart of Savannah’s historic district. An adaptive reuse of one of the city’s most iconic structures originally built in the 1860s, The Brice is slated to open in May 2014 and will pay homage to the building’s rich history while putting Kimpton’s playful and contemporary twist on the more traditional style of lodging commonly found throughout Savannah.
As the site of the first Coca-Cola bottling plant in Savannah, as well as a variety of other businesses including a wholesale grocer, tin shop and machine shop, The Brice aims to celebrate the building’s storied past with features that fold in its history. Guests will find a giant factory window above the entrance and a concierge desk constructed from an old Coca-Cola sign – both nods to a bygone era.
“Savannah is a playful and charming city that aligns perfectly with the warm hearted and somewhat irreverent Kimpton brand,” said Mitch Linder, general manager of The Brice. “As Kimpton’s first hotel in the Hostess City of the South, The Brice will offer guests the perfect retreat away from the city, but with a gateway to the rich history, art, music, dining, shopping, and entertainment options that make Savannah the true southern gem it is.”
The 145-room hotel, situated on Washington Square at 601 East Bay St., will include 5,700 square feet of indoor meeting and event space, as well as 2,300 square feet of outdoor space, perfect for weddings, corporate meetings and social events and celebrations. A Secret Garden will provide a lush, private, open-air sanctuary for guests to enjoy food and drinks from Kimpton’s adjacent restaurant, music, culture, and community. A chef-driven Kimpton restaurant and craft cocktail bar will be located on the main floor.
ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the leading collection of boutique hotels and restaurants in the United States and the acknowledged industry pioneer that first introduced the boutique hotel concept to America. In 1981, Bill Kimpton founded the company that today is renowned for making travelers feel genuinely cared for while away from home through thoughtful perks and amenities, distinctive design that tells a story and inspires a sense of fun at each hotel and a sincerely personal style of guest service. Out to help people live full, balanced lives, Kimpton aims to inspire with touches like yoga mats in every room, complimentary coffee and tea to start the day, hosted evening Wine Hour, in-room fitness programming and complimentary bike rentals. The award-winning restaurants and bars are led by talented chefs and bartenders that offer guests a chance to dine like a local. Kimpton also leads the hospitality industry in eco-friendly practices that span all hotels and restaurants, and is consistently ranked as one of the top companies in the Market Metrix Hospitality Index, Upper Upscale Segment, for Customer Satisfaction. The company is highly-regarded for its innovative employee culture and benefits and has been named a Fortune magazine “Best Place to Work” four times since 2009. Kimpton is continuously growing and currently operates 60 hotels and nearly 70 restaurants, bars and lounges in 26 cities. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com