Kimpton welcomes first of five new properties in Florida’s Key West

by | 08 Apr 2020 | Chains

Kimpton plans on reinventing five historic inns in Key West, Florida. (Picture: Kimpton)

IHG’s Kimpton Hotels is making a splash in Florida’s island city with five new planned openings.

Winslow’s Bungalows in Key West is the first of five properties under the Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants brand to open in the Florida city.

We take a look at this hotel and the project it is part of.

Kimpton’s collection in Key West

IHG is quickly expanding its Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants brand, starting with a fun new project in the Florida island city of Key West. The group is opening five new Kimpton properties in the city, each of which is part of a project to reimagine Key West’s Historic Inns.

The first of these reimagined Inns is Winslow’s Bungalows, an 85-key boutique hotel near the city’s popular Duval Street. This hotel unites a variety of disparate properties under one stylish umbrella. Some aspects of the hotel date all the way back to the 19th century but have been brought into the 21st century by chic, contemporary design and a modern offering.

Winslow’s Bungalows will be joined in late spring by a further two boutique properties, Ella’s Cottages and Ridley’s Lodge, and then further down the line by the Lighthouse Hotel and the Fitch Lodge. Together, these five properties will add 219 rooms to Kimpton’s total key count.

Kimpton’s signature style

Guests of one of the five Key West properties by Kimpton can expect all of the signature service offerings the brand is known for and more. Furry friends are welcome, as goes the pro-pet policy at these hotels, as well as a glass of complimentary, locally brewed beer on arrival, this time by the local brewers from the Waterfront Brewery.

Fitness and activity will also be a priority, and guests get access to complimentary yoga mats and bicycles, as well as an array of poolside hammocks for some serious RnR.

The hotels’ designers, LA firm Powerstrip Studio, says their concept was to create a laid-back Caribbean vibe informed by the Victorian and colonial architecture found in the city.

“It is so exciting to welcome the first guests to the collection and begin this exciting new era in Key West,” said Cheryl Martin, GM of Kimpton Key West.

“These hotels embody the inclusive spirit and culture of Key West, and we look forward to showing our guests Kimpton’s signature heartfelt hospitality as they experience our unique destination.”



San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a collection of boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants, is an acknowledged industry pioneer and was the first to bring the boutique hotel concept to America.


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