The 226-room Kimpton Harper Hotel will open in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, on June 2. Near the city's iconic Sundance Square, the original building, constructed in 1921, was the headquarters for Farmers and Mechanics Bank; the reimagining of the structure coincides with its 100th anniversary.
Designer Cynthia Forchielli of Forchielli Glynn brought in handcrafted furniture, brass pendant lights, woven baskets and lively local art to give the property its style. Guest rooms and suites feature Frette bedding, Atelier Bloem bath amenities, Bluetooth speaker systems and plush bathrobes.
The hotel invites guests for complimentary coffee and tea service in the morning, and hosts a daily social hour from 5-6 p.m. in the living room lobby. The state-of-the-art fitness center features such high-end equipment as Peloton bikes.
Contemporary Italian cuisine will be served at the signature restaurant, Il Modo, helmed by chef Matt Williams, who keeps seasonality and sustainability in mind when creating his house-made pasta, wood-fired pizzas and rustic-refined Italian dishes. The wine list has been curated to harmonize with the cuisine, and specialty cocktails are built around Italian classics. Private dining is available, as are pasta-making classes.
Refinery 714, a penthouse whiskey bar and cocktail lounge serving "elevated" bar bites, offers views from the 24th floor. The bar's private dining room is closed in by floor-to-ceiling glass doors to create its intimate setting.
For groups, the property's 10,000 square feet of event space includes the Sanquinet Boardroom on the 24th floor and the Centurion Ballroom on the second floor, along with a host of other meeting rooms and spaces.