Featuring design by Miami architect and designer Kobi Karp, the Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach is set to open later this year. The property will be the boutique hotel company’s fifth in Florida, complementing its existing hotels in Miami Beach, Downtown Miami and Vero Beach. Altamarea Group, a New York restaurant Hospitality Group, will run the hotel’s food and beverage program, and bring its highly popular Osteria Morini brand from Soho to the Kimpton Palomar.
Karp’s design takes its cues from the waterfront. The hotel spans five stories with 96 rooms surrounding a central atrium. Meant to resemble the hull of a private luxury yacht lilted on its side, the lobby showcases custom-built light installations and is peppered with art displays, including light panels, abstracted shapes, and large format fabrics meant to resemble the ripples of the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel also features a private rooftop pool and two-tier deck.
Osteria Morini, from chef Michael White, will debut shortly following the opening of the hotel. Right off the lobby of the hotel, the restaurant will feature rustic Northern Italian fare in a space that draws inspiration from the area in which it is located off the canal, with both indoor and outdoor seating.
Photo: Courtesy of Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach