Kimpton ‘breaks ground’ on new hotel in North California

The new hotel, Kimpton Pacific Grove Hotel, which is expected to ’embrace the coastal city’s bespoke neighbourhood vibe’, will open in 2025. Here’s what else we know…

guestroom with ceiling fan and art in kimpton mallorca

Exuding ‘elevated, laid-back vibes’, Kimpton Pacific Grove Hotel has hit a milestone this month, breaking ground, with plans to open in 2025. The property, which will be operated by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, will be located in the Northern California coastal community of Pacific Grove, on the storied Monterey Peninsula. Marking the boutique hotel brand’s first property in the market, Kimpton Pacific Grove Hotel will serve as a premier destination featuring locally inspired restaurant and bar concepts.

Owned and developed by Cypress 16, LLC in conjunction with Interport Capital, LLC, and L&B Realty Advisors, Kimpton Pacific Grove Hotel will be a newly built, Mission-style boutique hotel featuring 101 elegant guestrooms, including six suites and a hospitality parlour equipped with its own private outdoor terrace.

RRM Design Group will serve as the property architect and Narrative Design Studio will outfit the entirety of the hotel’s interiors. Huff Construction Company will serve as the general contractor for the construction of the project while Johnson Controls Capital will provide financing.

restaurant in kimpton mallorca with plants, wooden surfaces and leaf design on the ceiling

Image caption: Kimpton Mallorca. | Image credit: IHG

Rooms situated on the third and fourth floors will provide guests with sweeping views of the Monterey Bay, a breathtaking sight that is sure to promote a feeling of blissful relaxation. The hotel’s expansive 340-square-metre courtyard and breathtaking fireplace, all set against a bounty of native trees, will provide travellers a perfect California setting to host meetings and events or a beautiful celebration.

Aptly inspired by the dreaminess of the California coastline, the four-storey hotel is set to become a culinary go-to for guests and locals alike thanks to its restaurant and bar venue’s focus on local cuisine, fresh seafood and locally grown produce.

“California has always been home to the Kimpton brand, and we’re thrilled to continue to thoughtfully grow our footprint in this important market,” said Mike DeFrino, Managing Director, Luxury & Lifestyles Americas at IHG Hotels & Resorts. “Not only is Pacific Grove located on the beautiful Monterey Bay, offering visitors spectacular views of the coastline, but it’s also home to many historic and charming homes and businesses, making it a truly one-of-a-kind destination.”

Situated between the city of Monterey and legendary Pebble Beach, this picturesque Victorian town – often called the ‘Butterfly Town U.S.;’ ‘The Most Romantic City in the U.S.,’ and ‘A Dreamy California Destination’ – has become a sought-after location for those seeking pure California relaxation. In addition to the city’s spectacular views and quaint neighbourhoods, guests can also enjoy unique boutiques, local art galleries and specialty shops all found within Pacific Grove’s four shopping districts. The new hotel sits within this quadrant and is close to the Pacific Grove Museum, Pacific Grove Library and within walking distance to the beloved Lover’s Point Beach.

Image credit: Phillip Vile. Hotel – Kimpton Fitzroy, London, designed by Tara Bernerd & Partners

Image caption: Kimpton Fitzroy London. | Image credit: Phillip Vile.

“Partnering with IHG Hotels & Resorts to create such a beautifully distinct hotel in the Pacific Grove neighbourhood is an exciting venture,” said Gary Roffe, Managing Partner, Cypress 16, LLC. “There’s nothing like this hotel in the area, and we’re looking forward to building a place that honors this idyllic beachfront city and can become a great contributor to the fabric of the local community.”

When it opens in 2025, Kimpton Pacific Grove will become the 10th Kimpton hotel in California. The brand currently has 75 open hotels globally and 50 projects in the pipeline.

> Since you’re here, why not read more about IHG’s hotel development pipeline?

Main image caption: Kimpton Mallorca. | Image credit: IHG