Kimpton opens his first property in Montana
Kimpton Hotels announced that it would develop its first property in Montana. The company has announced that it will be a re-use project of the new property.
The hotel is scheduled to open in the historic city of Bozeman. In the project, the National Guard Armory building will turn into a 122-room hotel and restaurant. The hotel will also have 8,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The project is expected to be completed in 2020.
The hotel will be located near the Yellowstone National Park as well as the Big Sky and Bridger Bowl ski resorts.
“We’ve had our eye on Montana for a long time,” Mike DeFrino, CEO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, said in a statement. “The backdrop of the mountains and its appeal to the adventure seeker is the ideal place to showcase our brand of hospitality. As a leader in adventure travel, we couldn’t ask for a better partner than Off the Beaten Path and hotel developer, Etxea Hospitality. It’s also exciting to add another adaptive reuse to our collection. We take pride in preserving the integrity of a historic building while transforming it into a new hotel and restaurant with Kimpton’s signature style.”
The hotel was built in 1941 to be converted into a hotel. When converting the hotel to be will be faithful to the historical values. Cory Lawrence is a partner of Etxea Hospitality, the development company responsible for the project.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to see this project come to fruition,” Lawrence said in a statement. “We’ve been uncompromising in our effort to deliver a property and an experience that authentically reflects the unique character and style of the region. The hotel will bring a new standard of service, experience and connection to Bozeman for visitors and locals alike.” Added LaTour, “Bozeman is an unbelievable city and deserves a Kimpton boutique hotel, delivering great guest experience in unique Rocky Mountain style.”
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