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by Lisa A. Grimaldi | June 06, 2016
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will open a 150-room property in Tampa, Fla., in early 2018.  The new-build hotel will be in the city's Westshore neighborhood and designed by architect Albert Alfonso. The property will have a rooftop bar, a separate rooftop event space for events, more than 4,000 square feet of indoor meeting and event space, a lobby bar, a pool and a fitness center. Chef Silvia Baracchi, who gained international acclaim at Il Falconiere, a Michelin-starred restaurant and retreat in Cortona, Tuscany in Italy, will open the property's fine-dining restaurant, which will feature produce from the local Red Barn Farm.

"We are thrilled at the opportunity to bring this caliber of heartfelt hospitality and dining to Tampa, especially since it allows us to continue growing along Florida's Gulf Coast," said Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants CEO Mike DeFrino. "The combination of stunning architecture, a Michelin-starred chef, a fantastic rooftop and Kimpton's authentic, unscripted guest service make this a special project for us."