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Kimpton Hotels Coming To Midtown Houston At Caydon's Laneways

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Kimpton Hotels Coming To Midtown Houston At Caydon's Laneways
Rendering of Kimpton Hotel at Caydon's Laneways in Midtown Houston

One of Midtown’s most transformative projects, Australia-based Caydon’s Laneways, announced boutique hotel and dining operator Kimpton Hotels will be coming to the 2.5M SF project. Expanding Kimpton’s presence in Texas, the project will be the first boutique hotel in Midtown, according to Caydon, and is scheduled to open at the end of 2022. 

Caydon CEO Joe Russo was on hand in Houston to share the news himself at Bisnow's Houston Multifamily Annual Conference Thursday morning. 

“We are working with Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants to bring the first boutique hotel to Midtown, as we want to create a lively mixed-use development that captures the essence of the location,” Russo said. “With Laneways located between two major employment hubs, Texas Medical Center and Downtown, we want to provide savvy travelers a new opportunity to stay in an upscale hotel with a ‘homelike’ experience and community feel in one of Houston’s rapidly growing neighborhoods, Midtown.” 

Ryan Principal Gary Rucker, Caydon CEO & Principal Joe Russo
Ryan principal Gary Rucker and Caydon CEO Joe Russo at Bisnow's Houston Multifamily Annual Conference

Kimpton will be part of the 2.5M SF Laneways development set to break ground in 2020. Drewery Place, a 27-level multifamily tower, has already topped out. 

The hotel will feature 204 guest rooms, with a signature restaurant, a café, an expansive rooftop pool and bar, and more than 14K SF of indoor-outdoor meeting space, according to Caydon. 

“Houston is the ideal place to expand our Texas footprint,” Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants CEO Mike DeFrino said in a statement. “Midtown is quickly solidifying its place as the heart of the city, and its diverse cosmopolitan vibe fits perfectly with Kimpton’s brand of hospitality. Partnering with Caydon on their first U.S. development project is an incredible opportunity.”

The deal is Kimpton's third in the Lone Star State, joining the Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt in Austin that opened in 2016 and the Kimpton Pittman Hotel in Dallas slated to open in the summer of 2020.