HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will open a 204-room boutique hotel in the Laneways development in Midtown in the Inner Loop of Houston.
The hotel will be part of a three-block development bounded by Main, Fannin, Tuam and McGowen streets, which is being developed by Caydon, an Australian development firm.
“Houston is the ideal place to expand our Texas footprint,” said Mike DeFrino, CEIO at Kimpton, a San Francisco-based firm. “Midtown is quickly solidifying its place as the heart of the city, and its diverse cosmopolitan vibe fits perfectly with Kimpton’s brand of hospitality. Partnering with Caydon on their first U.S. development project is an incredible opportunity.”
Scheduled to open at the end of 2022, the hotel will house a signature restaurant, a café, an expansive rooftop pool and bar with spectacular views of the city and more than 14,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor meeting space incorporated in a high rise residential tower.
Breaking ground early 2020 and spanning three city blocks, Laneways will be a striking 2.5 million square feet mixed use development and feature multi-family residences, Drewery Place – Midtown’s first high-rise residential tower, ground floor retail, public outdoor spaces and walkable laneways lined with shops, bars, coffee houses and art galleries. Setting itself apart with Australian fair and modern designs, Laneways’ conceptual design will be curated by Caydon Architecture and Design, the developer’s in-house team based in Melbourne, Australia.
“We are working with Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants to bring the first boutique hotel to Midtown, as we want to create a lively mixed-use development that captures the essence of the location,” said Joe Russo, principal of Caydon. “With Laneways located between two major employment hubs, Texas Medical Center and Downtown, we want to provide savvy travelers a new opportunity to stay in an upscale hotel with a ‘homelike’ experience and community feel in one of Houston’s rapidly growing neighborhoods, Midtown.”
Kimpton’s Global Senior Vice President of Design Ave Bradley will lead the hotel and restaurant design, alongside the architect group The Preston Partners.
The hotel will join two other Kimpton hotels in Texas; the Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt in Austin and the Kimpton Pittman Hotel in Dallas slated to open in the summer of 2020.