San Francisco & St. Pete Beach, March 01, 2016
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today it has been awarded the management contract for The Kimpton Hotel Zamora, an award-winning luxury boutique property in St. Pete Beach on Florida’s west coast.
Opened in 2014 as the first new construction hotel in St. Pete Beach in 20 years, The Kimpton Hotel Zamora has garnered rave reviews and was named one of Florida’s top hotels in Conde Nast Traveler’s annual “Readers’ Choice Awards” last year. Featuring white-washed, Mediterranean architecture and a striking Romanesque façade, the hotel has 72 guestrooms incorporating 22 two-bedroom suites with balconies overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and Gulf of Mexico. In addition to the upscale design, the property attracts crowds with a popular rooftop lounge and a bustling Mediterranean restaurant.
Located on the bay side of pristine St. Pete Beach – voted by TripAdvisor as the #1 US Beach in 2012 – The Kimpton Hotel Zamora caters primarily to a leisure travel market seeking an intimate, design-inspired experience. The property features 9,000 square feet of event space, including a ballroom and several additional private rooms. The adjacent restaurant, Castile, marries traditional Mediterranean cuisine with a dash of coastal inspiration from Florida Executive Chef Louis Scaramuzzi. For those seeking a quintessential St. Pete Beach sunset, 360 Rooftop offers cocktails, bar bites and music, along with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico, Intracoastal Waterway and downtown. The rooftop is also a popular venue for weddings and other special events.
“The Kimpton Hotel Zamora’s distinct design and prized location presented the perfect opportunity for us to enter Florida’s west coast and expand even further into the leisure and resort sector,” said Kimpton CEO Mike DeFrino. “The property’s striking sunset views and distinctive features also mesh well with Kimpton’s signature programs and personalized service. The Kimpton Hotel Zamora will delight guests with the brand’s trademark amenities – cruiser PUBLIC Bikes, in-room yoga mats, pet friendliness and a hosted evening wine hour.”
Owned by Zamora Hospitality Group LLC, The Kimpton Hotel Zamora will be Kimpton’s sixth hotel in the Sunshine State, joining properties in Vero Beach, Palm Beach, South Beach and Miami, and its first flag on the west coast. Overall, this is the seventh hotel added to the Kimpton portfolio in the past year; other new flags added since January 2015 include the Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh, the Palladian in Seattle, Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach, California, Washington, D.C.’s Carlyle-Dupont Circle, the Hotel Van Zandt in Austin and the Taconic Hotel in Manchester Village, Vermont.
“We are thrilled to have Kimpton assume the management of The Kimpton Hotel Zamora given the company’s proven track record operating profitable and popular hotels in Florida, ranging from the sleek downtown Epic in Miami, to the Surfcomber in South Beach and the great escape of the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa. This makes them a natural fit for our one-of-a-kind property,” said Henry Suarez, Managing Partner and Owner of Zamora Hospitality Group LLC.
“More importantly, the Kimpton brand is perfectly aligned with our design vision, our belief in providing locally authentic experiences for guests, and our culinary aspirations for the property,” said Dr. Devanand Mangar, Partner and Co-Owner of Zamora Hospitality Group LLC. “Together, these factors made for an ideal partnership."
To book The Kimpton Hotel Zamora, visit www.thehotelzamora.com or call 866.760.3742. It is located at 3701 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 33706.
ABOUT ZAMORA HOSPITALITY GROUP, LLC
Based in Tampa, Florida and established in 2013, Zamora Hospitality Group is an upscale boutique hotel investment and development company that prides itself in being able to identify and locate unique properties while developing memorable hotel and restaurant concepts. Zamora Hospitality Group's principals have a diverse background from Wall Street, finance, medicine, and health and wellness. They believe in co-investing in developments and providing financial support for the projects.
ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a leading brand of boutique hotels and restaurants and the acknowledged industry pioneer that first introduced the boutique hotel concept to the United States. In 1981, Bill Kimpton founded the company that today is renowned for making travellers feel genuinely cared for through thoughtful perks and amenities, bold, playful design and a sincerely personal style of guest service. Out to help people live full, balanced lives, Kimpton aims to inspire with touches like yoga mats in every room, complimentary coffee and tea to start the day, hosted evening Wine Hour, in-room fitness programming and complimentary bike rentals. The award-winning restaurants and bars are led by talented chefs and bartenders that offer guests a chance to dine like a local.
Kimpton is consistently ranked as one of the top companies in the Market Metrix Hospitality Index, Upper Upscale Segment, for Customer Satisfaction. The company is highly-regarded for its innovative employee culture and benefits and has been named a FORTUNE magazine “Best Place to Work” seven times since 2009. Kimpton is continuously growing and currently operates over 60 hotels and 70 plus restaurants, bars and lounges in 30 U.S. cities. In January 2015, Kimpton was welcomed into the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands, bringing together two special cultures and sets of values to create the world's largest boutique hotel business. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.
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