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Developer David Gostfand Names Kimpton Hotels as Operator for
138 unit Condo Hotel in West Palm Beach, Florida - The Harrick
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SAN FRANCISCO (January 11, 2006) – Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Group, LLC, the leader in the boutique/lifestyle hotel segment, today announced plans to operate The Harrick, an all-suite luxury boutique hotel being developed in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida.  Owned by residential developer David Gostfand, the property marks Kimpton’s fourth project in South Florida.
 
The Harrick, West Palm Beach, will stand over 20 stories in the center of thriving West Palm Beach’s new urban landscape.  Located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach’s business district at the corner of Lakeview Avenue and Dixie Highway, the hotel will have close proximity to CityPlace, the Kravis Arts Center, and West Palm Beach’s convention center.  Additionally, the chic attractions of Palm Beach are also accessible to this premier locale.
 
“The Harrick’s distinctive architecture, style, services and amenities will be a prime offering to the area of West Palm Beach,” said Troy Furbay, senior vice president of acquisitions & development for Kimpton.  “Kimpton saw a strategic opportunity to partner on a project with strong appeal and tap into a market that is quickly becoming a key urban destination in the South Florida region.”
  
Featuring 138 spacious rooms, The Harrick will be an all-suite property, with 118 one-bedroom suites and 20 two-bedroom suites, ranging in size from 630 to approximately 1,200 square-feet.   Each elegantly-designed guest room will feature a fully-equipped Poggenpohl™ kitchen, with state-of-the art Sub-Zero™ appliances and the penthouse floors will offer breath-taking cityscape and ocean views.  The roof-top pool deck with plush lounge seating will become the center of action, where guests can enjoy specialty cocktails while viewing the sunset. The hotel will also feature a comfortably chic living-room lobby, fitness center and a chef-driven restaurant, in addition to Kimpton’s signature services, amenities and programs.
 
“Kimpton has reached new heights as a renowned operator of exclusive hotel properties with its distinct panache and style,” said David Gostfrand, The Harrick’s developer.  “Their familiarity with South Florida coupled with their stellar reputation made for an ideal fit for this project.”
 
New-build construction is slated to begin in early 2006, with the hotel scheduled to open in the Fall of 2007.  For further information on The Harrick, please dial 561.837.6600 or visit www.theharrick.com. 
  
ABOUT KIMPTON 
Founded by Bill Kimpton in 1981, San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a unique collection of boutique hotels coupled with chef-driven, destination restaurants. While all Kimpton Hotels are thoughtfully appointed and managed to help guests maintain and enrich their lifestyles on the road, each is individually designed to reflect the energy, personality, and pulse of its distinct location, history, and architectural style. Featuring highly personalized guest services, comforting in-room amenities, and one-of-a-kind specialty rooms and suites, Kimpton Hotels provide travelers with welcoming atmospheres that embrace its signature elements of care, comfort, style, flavor, and fun. Kimpton takes pride in its social responsibility, supporting select like-minded partners and is a leader in ecological practices. Kimpton currently operates 39 boutique hotels with restaurants throughout the United States and Canada. This includes 70 park avenue hotel, the first Kimpton in New York City, Hotel Solamar in San Diego, the renovation and relaunch of Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove, Miami and the newly acquired Caleo Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. Kimpton will debut the Hotel Palomar, Washington D.C. in mid-2006 and the Hotel Palomar, Dallas in June 2006. Several additional projects are currently underway in New York, Texas, Florida, and Virginia.  
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Contact:

Allison Goldstein
(415) 955-5407
allison.goldstein@kimptongroup.com
 

Also See: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Appointed to Manage the Mayfair House Hotel in Coconut Grove, Florida by Colony Capital, LLC and The Falor Companies / October 2004

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