Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants arrives in Mexico
The brand of boutique hotels will open its doors in Mexico City during 2020
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today that the company will present its first properties in Mexico in 2020 with the opening of two high-end boutique hotels in the exclusive Polanco neighborhood of Mexico City. Both projects are considered restoration and adaptive reuse, an area in which Kimpton has decades of experience. The company is known for transforming historical or non-hotel buildings into highly stylized and unique boutique spaces that honor the original character of the building.
The two hotels are owned by ZKC, a real estate investment fund specializing in real estate developments in Mexico City. ZKC is developing the hotels in partnership with VineTower Development, LLC (development manager), Ambrosi Etchegaray (architect) and Interior Architecture (interior designer). Faithful to the residential neighborhood of Polanco, the hotels will have a select number of rooms: one with 32 rooms and the other with 48 rooms. Both hotels will have an author's restaurant and a bar on the rooftop. Additional services will include complimentary bicycles, yoga mats in each room, coffee and tea in the morning and a social hour at night characteristic of Kimpton.
"Polanco will be home to the first two Kimpton boutique hotels in the country and will illustrate our continued growth in the Americas," said Mike DeFrino, CEO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. "We hope to bring to life the irreverent spirit and sincere hospitality of Kimpton with ZKC and VineTower."
The dynamic Polanco neighborhood is home to many luxury boutiques, restaurants and art galleries, as well as 20 foreign embassies. Culturally diverse and constantly evolving, Mexico City is an epicenter for historic and modern architecture and culinary offerings of world renown. It is also systematically classified as one of the two best cities in the world with the most museums, including the popular National Museum of Anthropology.
"We were looking for a boutique partner with a history of operational excellence and a true understanding of the needs of modern guests," said Mauricio Khalifa, ZKC partner. "These two projects will complement each other, but they will be different from each other, bringing an award-winning hospitality brand to a much sought after location. We are excited to marry Kimpton's experience with our deep knowledge of the region".