San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants confirmed to The Miami Herald Wednesday that it will take over management of the Surfcomber Hotel on South Beach next month. The company expects to launch the renovated Surfcomber in time for Art Basel Miami Beach in December.
The boutique hotel company, with more than 50 hotels around the country, wasn't well known in Florida before the Kimpton-managed Epic Hotel opened in Miami in 2008. Kimpton also manages the Vero Beach Hotel & Club and has an eye on more growth in Florida.
Built in 1948, the Surfcomber has been managed by Doubletree for the last 10 years. The current operator didn't say much about the change, other than assuring customers that Hilton Worldwide would honor reservations through April 15. The statement also extended "best wishes for continued success in the future."
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