Kimpton to operate hotel element at San Jose mixed-use project

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US: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has announced its first property in San Jose, California.

US: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has announced its first property in San Jose, California.

It will operate a 173-room hotel at Museum Place, a mixed-use development by Insight Realty Company that will also expand the Tech Museum of Innovation, scheduled to open in 2021.

Museum Place will also include 300 residential units, retail, restaurants and will increase the size of the Tech Museum by 54,000 square feet. The development will also feature 250,000 square feet of office space "designed to foster an open and collaborative environment among workers".

The new Kimpton hotel, designed by architects Sternberg, will include 8,000 square feet of meeting space, a full service restaurant, a café, a sixth-floor bar and an outdoor pool and fitness centre.

Owned and developed by Insight Realty Company and its partner China New Era Group Corporation, this project will be in the heart of downtown San Jose, just one block from the Convention Center, near SAP Center and close to major companies with nearby offices including Adobe, Cisco Systems, IBM and PayPal.

"Not only is San Jose the epicenter of the technology industry, it's also a world class city and the ideal place for a Kimpton hotel and restaurant," said Mike DeFrino, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants CEO. "With professional sports, a state-of-the-art entertainment and a burgeoning downtown, the Museum Place project is the perfect venue for us to introduce our brand of heartfelt hospitality to the Silicon Valley. We're delighted to partner with Insight Realty on this one-of-a-kind urban retreat."

"Kimpton is a leader in creating world class hotels," said Dennis Randall, managing director of Insight Realty Company. "We know this partnership will help create a new vibrant neighbourhood in the centre of downtown San Jose. Kimpton's expertise will add a true sense of place to this project and we are very excited to have Kimpton as part of the team."

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