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Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Announces Plans for New Hotel in Downtown Raleigh, NC to Open in Late 2025

SAN FRANCISCO (May 24, 2022) – Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Luxury & Lifestyle Collection, announced today it will open a boutique hotel in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. The hotel will open in late 2025 as part of a new-build 20-story mixed-use development also featuring high-end residences in North Carolina’s capital city.

Owned by Tidal Real Estate Partners, the new Kimpton in Raleigh will span the first six floors of the building and feature 179 guest rooms, including approximately 20 suites. Architects at Earl Swensson Associates, Inc., ESa, will build an entirely new mixed-use structure at the intersection of Hillsborough and S Dawson Streets and feature interiors by INC Architecture and Design. Accompanying the stay experience will be three unique restaurant and bar concepts, including a rooftop bar and lounge, and more than 6,500 square feet of meetings and events space. As is true with all Kimptons, the hotel will feature beloved perks such as morning coffee and tea service, evening social hour, “Forgot It? We’ve Got it!” amenity program, 24-hour fitness center, in-room yoga mats, complimentary bicycle rentals and a no-fee pet policy.

“We’re thrilled to be opening up a new boutique hotel in downtown Raleigh,” said Mike DeFrino, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ CEO. “We’ve had great success with our Kimptons in North Carolina, and we look forward to offering Raleigh as a new destination in our portfolio. We think our design-led brand and welcoming, innovative restaurants and bars will really resonate with the city’s locals and visitors alike.”

The famed Research Triangle, which includes Raleigh and its sister cities Durham and Chapel Hill, is home to esteemed academic and healthcare institutions such as University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and Duke University Health System. In recent years, the city has undergone rapid growth and become renowned for its cultural and dining scenes as well. Its notable museums and restaurants paired with its robust outdoor activities and parks make the City of Oaks a destination for those from near and far. Guests at the new Kimpton in Raleigh will have all of that and more at their fingertips with a quick vicinity to the North Carolina State Capital, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and many popular breweries and food halls.

"Downtown Raleigh has long awaited a luxury hotel experience like Kimpton delivers. The amenities, restaurants and event spaces will raise the bar for hotel properties in downtown and establish the Kimpton as a sought-after destination for visitors and local residents alike,” said Mick Walsdorf, CEO of Tidal Real Estate Partners. “Our continued investments in downtown Raleigh reflect our confidence and commitment to this market."

When it opens in late 2025, Kimpton in Raleigh will mark the brand’s fourth property in North Carolina, joining its sister properties Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem, Kimpton Arras Hotel in Asheville and Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel in Charlotte. Click here to view renderings of the property and click here to learn more.


San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Luxury & Lifestyle Collection, is the original boutique hotel company, which pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, Kimpton now operates more than 60 hotels and 75 restaurants, bars and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations and up-and-coming markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, Caribbean and Greater China. Kimpton spaces and experiences center on its guests, offering inspiring design to forward-thinking flavors that feed the soul. Every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered, so that guest experiences remain meaningful, unscripted and ridiculously personal. For more information, visit   

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