ATLANTA (Nov. 12, 2020)– Leading hospitality management company Davidson Hotels & Resorts has been tapped by Development Services Group (DSG, Inc.) to manage the Kimpton Harper Hotel, a new hotel slated for opening in spring 2021. Located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, Texas, in close proximity to the Fort Worth Convention Center and Sundance Square, the 226-room Kimpton Harper is operated by Davidson’s lifestyle and luxury division, Pivot Hotels & Resorts, and housed within the historic Farmers and Mechanics National Bank landmark building, soaring 24 stories into the skyline. Upon completion, the centrally located hotel will feature Refinery 714, a penthouse bar and lounge with sweeping views of the plains; Il Modo, a vibrant, bustling restaurant and bar serving Italian fare with a modern sensibility; 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space; a rooftop observation deck with a 360-degree view of Fort Worth; and Kimpton’s signature amenities that include evening social hour, morning coffee service and complimentary PUBLIC bicycles.
“We are excited to launch this vibrant new hotel in collaboration with our esteemed partners at DSG, Inc.,” said Thom Geshay, president, Davidson Hotels & Resorts. “Leveraging the Pivot team’s ability to be agile and nimble to adapt to modern business needs, we understand that great service and profitability go hand-in-hand, and we look forward to developing unique and creative programming that will truly differentiate the Kimpton Harper.”
“Building upon our foundational relationship, we were compelled to engage Pivot for this highly anticipated opening based on the team’s extensive lifestyle pedigree through and through,”said Gary Prosterman, president and CEO of DSG, Inc. “Pivot understands how to serve guests who desire a personalized social travel experience. We know that under the team’s leadership and guidance, the Kimpton Harper will seamlessly encapsulate the dynamic, laid-back sophistication ofFort Worth in a meaningful way.”
Fort Worth’s history was shaped by cattle and oil, growing from a military garrison to a major trading post along the Chisholm trail to a booming oil town. Built in 1921, The Farmers andMechanics National Bank building most recently served as the headquarters forXTO Energy. DSG acquired the iconic historic building in November 2018 with a plan to complete an adaptive reuse of the office building into the Kimpton Harper, which stands as a shining example of the evolving city of Fort Worth.Once standing as the tallest building in Fort Worth for several decades, its design is a hallmark example of the Commercial or Chicago style of architecture that was popular during this boom era, symbolizing commerce, optimism and prosperity. Updated seamlessly for the 21st century, the renovation blends modern elements with the existing architecture, infusing the urban icon with laid-back south rough luxury materials and subtle details. For more information, please visit www.theharperfortworth.com.
About Pivot Hotels & Resorts
Pivot Hotels & Resorts is the lifestyle and luxury operating division of award-winning hospitality management company DavidsonHotels & Resorts. With a deep-rooted passion for continuous innovation, Pivot offers exceptional service delivery, revenue generation, integrated marketing and financial responsibility. Constituted by some of the most accomplished leaders in lifestyle hospitality and backed by Davidson's institutional proficiency in the industry, Pivot caters to today's experience-, adventure-minded traveler through approachable design, locally-inspired food and beverage, heartfelt service and one-of-a-kind experiences at each of its properties. Follow us onInstagram: @davidsonhotelsresorts and Twitter: @Davidson_Hotels. Like us on Facebook: Davidson Hotel sand Resorts. Connect with us on LinkedIn: @Davidson_Hotels_and_Resorts.
About Davidson Hotels & Resorts
Davidson Hotels& Resorts is an award-winning, full-service hospitality management company comprised of 61 existing hotels and resorts; more than 120 restaurants, bars and lounges; and nearly 1.5 million square feet of meeting space across theUnited States. Amassing one of the purest full-service hotel portfolios in the industry, Davidson, along with its lifestyle and luxury operating vertical,Pivot Hotels & Resorts, specializes in independent and branded assets in the upper-upscale to luxury segments. A trusted partner and preferred operator for Hilton, Hyatt, Kimpton, Marriott, and Margaritaville, Davidson offers a unique entrepreneurial management style and owners’ mentality that provides the individualized personal service of a small company, enhanced by the breadth and depth of skill and experience of a larger company. For more information, visit www.davidsonhotels.com. Follow us onInstagram: @davidsonhotelsresorts and Twitter: @Davidson_Hotels. Like us onFacebook: @DavidsonHotelsandResorts. Connect with us on LinkedIn: @Davidson_Hotels_and_Resorts.
About Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
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 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. In January 2015, Kimpton became part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.
About Development Services Group, Inc.
Development Services Group is an established developer and operator of commercial real estate assets across the United States with a focus on adaptive reuse of historic buildings. An advocate and visionary for community stakeholders, DSG leads efforts that enhance communities, bring people together and provide outstanding returns on investments. With a multi-disciplined team of seasoned experts, DSG offers comprehensive and integrated support services for all aspects of real estate development and management through each phase from start to finish. For more information, visit www.dsginc.net.