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Kimpton Hotels to Debut Design-Led Hotels in Mexico City

The boutique hospitality brand will open in Polanco in 2020

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will unveil their first properties in Mexico in 2020 with the opening of two high-end boutique hotels in the upscale neighborhood of Polanco in Mexico City.

The two projects will showcase a core focus for the brand of transforming historic or non-hotel buildings into highly stylized and unique boutique spaces that honor the building’s original character.

True to Polanco’s residential neighborhood, the hotels will feature limited room counts: one with 32 guestrooms and the other with 48 guestrooms. Both hotels will offer a signature restaurant and rooftop bar. Additional amenities will include Kimpton signatures such as complimentary bikes, yoga mats in every guestroom, morning coffee and tea, and a nightly hosted social hour.

Polanco will be home to Kimpton’s first two boutique hotels in the country and illustrates the brand’s continued growth in the Americas,” said Mike DeFrino, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants~ CEO. “We look forward to bringing Kimpton’s irreverent spirit and heartfelt hospitality to life with ZKC and VineTower.”

The dynamic Polanco neighborhood is home to numerous high-end boutiques, restaurants and art galleries, as well as 20 foreign embassies. Culturally diverse and always evolving, Mexico City is an epicenter for historic and modern architecture and world-renowned culinary offerings. It’s a top visitor destination with a plethora of world-class museums, including the popular Museo Nacional de Antropologia.

“We were looking for a boutique partner who had a track record of operational excellence and a true understanding of modern guest needs,” said Mauricio Khalifa, partner for ZKC. “These two projects will complement but be distinct from one another in a highly sought location. We’re excited to marry Kimpton’s expertise with our deep knowledge of the region.”

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels is the original boutique hotel company, which pioneered the concept of distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States in 1981. Kimpton now operates more than 60 hotels and 80 restaurants, bars and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations and up-and-coming markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, Caribbean and Greater China.