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 Wavestone Properties Selects Kimpton to Operate the
250 room Solé On the Ocean in Sunny Isles, Florida
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SAN FRANCISCO  – JULY 18, 2006 –  Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Group, LLC, the leader in the boutique/lifestyle hotel segment, is pleased to announce Solé On the Ocean Resort & Spa, the newest addition to its portfolio of luxury boutique hotels. The  condo hotel is located at 17315 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles, Florida.

Located in burgeoning Sunny Isles, just north of Miami Beach, the 250 room Solé On the Ocean will captivate guests with its soaring design and lush architectural elements, such as the dramatic two-story lobby facing the ocean, magnificent balconies, and sculpted water fountains. The 23-story high-rise resort will feature rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows that also capture sweeping views of the ocean. Tastefully decorated interiors by Nuhouse Design, Inc. are lavishly furnished in plush contemporary design.  

French interior designer, Stephane Dupoux also lends his adventuresome expertise to the design of Solé On the Ocean.  Having received worldwide acclaim for designing such notables as Miami’s Nikki Beach Club, New York’s Buddah Bar and London’s Cocoon, Dupoux uses his admired skill to create an inviting and sleek environment at Solé by blending elements of luxury with comfortable design appeal.  

Solé’s services and amenities mirror the “pamper the senses” lifestyle of South Florida. Guests will enjoy the tranquility of an infinity-edge pool overlooking the ocean, enjoy a massage in the luxe spa, or shop for casually chic apparel at the Calypso boutique. Alba, Solé’s Italian Mediterranean restaurant, dishes up the freshest in local seafood and seasonal ingredients. Guests can also indulge in cocktails while viewing a magical Florida sunset right from the hotel’s beachfront snack bar.    
  
“Solé On the Ocean reflects Kimpton’s brand promise to guests who seek resort-style luxury in a relaxed ambience, and refuse to compromise one for the other,” said Kimpton’s Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Development Troy Furbay.  “The hotel’s design and amenities depict a growing trend in boutique resort lodging.” 

Wavestone Properties, the owner and developer of Solé On the Ocean, selected Kimpton to infuse the hotel with Kimpton’s signature elements of personalized care and genuine comfort. “We’re delighted that Kimpton, with such a reputable brand, will be managing and operating this one-of-a-kind hotel. It’s a perfect fit,” said Wavestone Properties Founder and President Thomas Feeley.

Furbay continued, “Working in tandem with Wavestone we have created a definitive luxury boutique experience in a resort environment.”
 
ABOUT WAVESTONE
Wavestone specializes in high-end properties located in hip urban markets, and is noted for award-winning projects throughout the East Coast.   Solé on the Ocean is located at 17315 Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach, moments away from the renowned Bal Harbor shops. The hotel has an ideal central location between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale International Airports.  It is Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ fifth project under development in the Miami area. 
 
ABOUT KIMPTON
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the first and leading collection of boutique hotels throughout the United States and Canada.  Founded by Bill Kimpton in 1981, Kimpton Hotels offers services and design elements focused on care, comfort, style, flavor and fun.  Every Kimpton hotel reflects the energy, personality and pulse of its location, history and architectural style.  Each property features personalized guest services, comforting in-room amenities, specialty rooms and suites and provides a range of exciting culinary experiences through affiliated top-rated restaurants.  Kimpton takes pride in its commitment to social responsibility and leads the hospitality industry in ecological practices through its innovative EarthCare programs. In addition, Kimpton demonstrates a unique dedication to its female guests with the Women InTouch program, offering comfortable and safe environments, in-room fitness and wellness options as well as the company's unique "Forgot It, We've Got It" honor bar, providing essentials that women travelers may have forgotten at home.  Among the company's newest properties are the recently acquired Muse Hotel in New York, Nine Zero Hotel in Boston, and the Caleo Resort & Spa in Scottsdale. In Summer 2006, Kimpton will debut the Hotel Palomar Dallas and the Hotel Palomar in Washington D.C. Additional projects are underway in Southern California, Texas, Florida and Virginia.  For more information, please visit www.Kimptonhotels.com or call 1-800-KIMPTON.

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Contact:

Jamie Law
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
222 Kearny Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 955-5495
jamie.law@kimptongroup.com

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Also See: Cornerstone Awards Kimpton Hotels the Management Contract of The MUSE, New York City / February 2006


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