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Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach Set To Open in Late 2019

Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach Set To Open in Late 2019

New Chic Boutique Hotel Located in the Heart of Miami’s South Beach with Rooftop Pool and Deck will be Kimpton’s Fifth Property in Florida


MIAMI, FL (September 12, 2019) – Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach is set to welcome its first guests in late 2019. The chic property will be located in the heart of South Beach, a popular international and local destination in Miami Beach. The property will be the boutique hotel company’s fifth in the Sunshine State, complementing its existing hotels in Miami Beach, Downtown Miami and Vero Beach. Altamarea Group, the renowned New York restaurant Hospitality Group, will run the hotel’s food and beverage program, and bring its highly popular Osteria Morini brand from Soho to the Kimpton Palomar.


“We’re thrilled to be opening our doors in South Beach this fall, and excited to partner with the Altamarea Group,” said Fernando Rivera, the property’s newly appointed General Manager. “At the Palomar, guests will not only be surrounded by world-class restaurants, shopping and other great amenities, but they will also enjoy state-of-the-art design, technology, luxury and the unparalleled service that embodies the Kimpton ethos.”


Located at the gateway of the locally loved Sunset Harbour neighborhood, Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach is a sophisticated retreat just steps away from the city’s newest and most exciting restaurants, shops, wellness experiences and nightlife. Those who wish to book their stay at Hotel Palomar are now able to do so for dates of stay beginning April 1, 2020. As the property approaches its opening day, earlier dates of stay will be made available.


Featuring striking design by legendary Miami architect and designer Kobi Karp, Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach is set to become an iconic addition to the South Beach scene. Karp’s design takes its cues from the waterfront. The hotel spans five stories with 96 rooms surrounding a spacious central atrium. Meant to resemble the hull of a private luxury yacht lilted on its side, the lobby excites the senses with its custom-built light installations and is peppered with art displays, including light panels, abstracted shapes, and large format fabrics meant to resemble the ripples of the Atlantic Ocean. Guest rooms feature private balconies available for nearly every guest and design that is inspired by the oceanic environs.


Up top on the sixth floor, guests can take in the views of the beautiful bay from the private rooftop pool and two-tier roof deck with stylish décor and lounge area seating, all while enjoying bites from the Osteria Morini team and imbibing in a craft cocktail.


Service at Hotel Palomar is designed to evoke a sense of calm and elegance. Guests will enjoy mini-bar offerings from the shops located in Sunset Harbour, turn-down services paired with local bites, in-room yoga mats, a 24-hour onsite fitness center and a daily wine hour. Additionally, Hotel Palomar makes it easy to explore South Beach, thanks to its fleet of complimentary PUBLIC bikes.


Osteria Morini, from Chef Michael White, will debut shortly following the opening of the hotel. Right off the lobby of the hotel, the restaurant will feature rustic Northern Italian fare in a light and breezy space, drawing inspiration from the area in which it is located off the canal, with both indoor and outdoor seating. It will be open all day, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.


“In addition to what the Altamarea Group will bring in terms of an elevated culinary experience, we are excited to assemble a stellar on-property team for this project,” said Ronny Finvarb, Principal of Finvarb Group,  the property’s developer and owner. “We’re confident that through Kimpton’s collaboration with the Osteria Morini team and our collective expertise in the South Florida market, we’ll be able to create an amazing experience for our hotel guests and Miami locals alike.”


For additional information or to book a stay, please visit: Follow along with the progress and catch an inside look on social media at @palomarsobe on Instagram.






Opening late 2019, Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach is perfectly situated at the desirable junction of Miami’s Lincoln Road, serving as a refined gateway to this neighborhood and just steps away from Biscayne Bay. The hotel’s 96 rooms feature private patios available for nearly every guest. The property’s design takes its cue from Miami’s oceanic environs, with a luxury yacht-inspired lobby that incorporates art displays meant to resemble the ripples of the Atlantic ocean. Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach’s private rooftop pool and two-tier roof deck features stylish décor, lounge area seating and panoramic views of the Collins Canal. Learn more




San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the original boutique hotel company, which pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, Kimpton now operates more than 60 hotels and 80 restaurants, bars and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations and up-and-coming markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, Caribbean and Greater China. Kimpton spaces and experiences center on its guests, offering inspiring design that evokes curiosity to forward-thinking flavors that feed the soul. Every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered, so that guest experiences remain meaningful, unscripted and ridiculously personal.


Kimpton’s employees, empowered to provide heartfelt service and experiences, have built a highly regarded workplace culture that appears consistently on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. As a result, Kimpton has been awarded, “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains” by J.D. Power three times.


In January 2015, Kimpton became part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands. For more information, visit




Osteria Morini brings together the soulful cuisine and convivial spirit of Northern Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. The ingredients that come out of this region are often the most commonly associated with Italian cuisine – prosciutto, mortadella, parmigiano and balsamic vinegar. Chef Michael White’s menu of cured meats, Italian cheeses, fresh pastas, and grilled meats and fish is ideal for sharing and groups. Executive Chef Bill Dorrler oversees the kitchen operations for the Osteria Morini brand, and the wine list & beverage program is curated by AMG Beverage Director Hristo Zisovski to include wines native to this part of Italy. Osteria Morini currently operates in 4 locations on the east coast.  The flagship property in Soho, NYC (2010), Bernardsville NJ (2012), Washington DC (2013), and the newest location in Garden City NY, coming October 2019.




Altamarea Group ( is a world-renowned hospitality company with a global presence. Founded in 2009 by Ahmass Fakahany, CEO & owner and chef/partner Michael White, the group currently owns and operates 17 restaurants worldwide in New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania and internationally in Hong Kong, Istanbul and, now in 2019, in Dubai and Riyadh. Its restaurants and brands include Marea NYC, Ai Fiori, Vaucluse (including Omar at Vaucluse,) Morini Brands (Ristorante and Osteria), and Nicoletta Brands (Counter and Italian Kitchen). Altamarea Group also operates three delivery operations in New York City: Nicoletta Pizzeria, the Italian steakhouse Costata Delivered and Pasta on Demand by Chef Michael White.




The Finvarb Group is a real estate development and investment company specializing in developing quality hotels in premium urban locations and in emerging and underserved markets.  Based in Miami, Florida, the Finvarb Group was founded over 40 years ago and has developed a diverse array of real estate projects including hotels, high-rise condominiums, multifamily apartment buildings, single-family developments, office buildings and retail.  The principals of Finvarb Group are Richard Finvarb and Ronny Finvarb.  For more information, please visit and follow us @FinvarbGroup on Instagram.