Kimpton announces new downtown hotel

  • WEST FACADE - credit Insight Realty and Steinberg Architects.
  • San Jose - credit Insight Realty and Steinberg Architects

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants  announced March 8 that a new 173-room hotel would be part of Museum Place, a unique mixed-use development by Insight realty Co. on Park Avenue.

Museum Place plans also include 300 residential units, 250,000 square feet of office, retail, restaurants and 54,000-square-foot expansion for The Tech Museum of InnovationSteinberg, the project’s architect, will also will also improve an existing pedestrian promenade that connects Park Avenue to the San Jose Convention Center and VTA Light Rail station on San Carlos Street.

The new Kimpton hotel will include about 8,000 square feet of meeting space, a full service restaurant, a fast-casual café, a sixth-floor bar and an outdoor pool and fitness center.

“With professional sports, 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,” said Mike DeFrino, CEO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. Kimpton has hotels in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Diego and plans to open hotels in Palm Springs, Sacramento, Hollywood and West Hollywood later this year.

“Kimpton’s expertise will add a true sense of place to this project,” said Dennis Randall, managing director of Insight Realty Co.  China New Era Group Corporation is a development partner.