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The Sacramento Kings and JMA Ventures, LLC announced today (April 13) a new partnership with San Francisco-based chain Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants for lodging adjacent to the Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC). This will be the first Kimpton-branded hotel in Sacramento, which aims to bring "premium service, style and comfort together with civic, sports and entrainment options," according to the press release.
"This center will be a dynamic destination for NBA fans and travelers from across the country," said Todd Chapman, President and CEO of JMA Ventures, LLC. "Kimpton is known for creating distinctive hotels that treat guests to a memorable experience – exactly what we want for the City of Sacramento and the entire region."
Taking the region into consideration, plans for the hotel will reportedly take local landscape and culture into consideration with a goal to develop a one-of-a-kind architectural design that will appeal to business and leisure travelers alike. If all goes as planned, the hotel will offer 250 rooms in its 16-story, mixed-use high-rise tower.
"Securing a world-renowned brand like Kimpton builds momentum for the project and the entire Sacramento region," said Kings Chairman and Owner Vivek Ranadivé. "One of our top priorities has been to ensure the arena and its supported businesses reflect Sacramento's dynamic culture. Many hotel brands submitted proposals, but we ultimately felt that Kimpton was best-suited to help us deliver stellar hospitality anchored in inspiring design, unique style of branding and thoughtful amenities."
The new Kimpton hotel is set to open in fall 2016.
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