The highly anticipated Kimpton Harper will debut on June 2, 2021. Situated near Sundance Square, a renowned neighborhood in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, Texas, The Harper Hotel takes over an architectural landmark built in 1921, ringing in the building’s 100th anniversary with rich history and modern style. Managed by Pivot, the lifestyle operating vertical of Davidson Hospitality Group, The Harper Hotel’s central location and extensive neighborhood offer a destination for travelers and locals alike with the historic Sundance Square as well as shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and a lively bar scene. Development Services Group oversaw the adaptive reuse of the landmark Farmers and Mechanics National Bank building and tapped Davidson Hospitality Group to manage the hotel.
The Harper Hotel will offer 226 guest rooms and suites for guests to enjoy, suitable for business and leisure travelers alike. Relaxed yet sophisticated, every room includes handcrafted furniture, thoughtful details, such as wooden joinery, brass pendant lights, woven baskets and lively local art. Additionally, guests can find nods to Fort Worth’s history such as The Closet Smile: a panther figurine referencing the ‘Panther City’ nickname greeting guests upon opening the room closet. Guest rooms and suites offer luxurious Frette bedding, Atelier Bloem bath amenities, Bluetooth speaker systems and plush bathrobes for ultimate relaxation. For guests who want a little extra space to spread out, one-bedroom suites offer these signature amenities and more, such as dreamy soaking tubs, wet bars, and gorgeous views of downtown Fort Worth and surrounding plains.
For a morning or afternoon pick-me-up, The Harper Hotel will offer complimentary coffee and tea service for guests, and will also host a daily social hour from 5-6 p.m. in the Lobby Living Room, the ideal common space for gathering, located next to check-in on the 24th floor. Guests can also take advantage of the state-of-the-art Fitness Center with high-end equipment, such as Peloton bikes.
For a first-class culinary experience, look no further than The Harper Hotel. Bringing contemporary Italian cuisine to downtown Fort Worth, Il Modo, helmed by Chef Matt Williams, keeps seasonality and sustainability in mind with offerings including house-made pasta, wood-fired pizzas, and rustic-refined Italian dishes –—all prepared with ingredients sourced locally. Restaurant and bar guests can also enjoy a thoughtful wine list created to harmonize with the cuisine and cocktails built around Italian classics. Il Modo is located on the ground floor, easily accessible for both travelers and locals, and the restaurant offers a view of the pasta-making room for a behind-the-scenes look. For special occasions, private dining is available, as well as pasta-making classes.
Craft cocktails and libations pair best with sweeping views at Refinery 714, The Harper Hotel’s penthouse whiskey bar and cocktail lounge. Nestled on the 24th floor, adjacent to the Lobby Living Room and check-in, Refinery 714 offers a buzzing social scene as well as a space to unwind with robust whiskey offerings, classic cocktails, curated beers and wines, and a select menu for elevated bar bites. With unbeatable views perched high above downtown, it will easily feel like the neighborhood’s best-kept secret. Refinery 714 also offers a private space flanked by two floor-to-ceiling glass doors for a more intimate setting.
With more than 7,300 square feet of meeting space, including the Sanquinet Boardroom on the 24th floor and the Centurion Ballroom on the second floor, along with meeting rooms and spaces for gatherings of all kinds, The Harper Hotel crafts event experiences spanning from classrooms and conferences to weddings with interiors and finishings that stay true to The Harper Hotel experience. Additionally, meeting rooms have built-in buffets, and personalized catering is available.