October 21st 2021
Every Kimpton hotel around the world is one of a kind with each having its own unique identity and visual representation. The soon-to-be-open Kimpton Sydney now officially has a name of its own; Kimpton Margot Sydney.
Magnificent art deco architecture meets modern Australian style with Kimpton Margot Sydney, a name that gives a nod to the many artistic women of influence that shaped the art scene in Australia during the 1930s. The hotel will carry on this spirit of creativity through its styling direction and guest experience touchpoints, notably through the immersive art program the hotel intends to create, which will feature an eclectic line-up of local artists.
Ridiculously personal experiences are a hallmark of every Kimpton hotel, and Kimpton Margot Sydney will hang its hat on a commitment to creating genuine human connections through encouraging authenticity, heartfelt service (for people and pets, thanks to its pet friendly policy) and thoughtful perks and amenities. Additionally, bringing guests together through features such as nightly Social Hour is going to be one of the most exciting elements to Kimpton Margot Sydney and the countdown is well and truly on to opening.
A heritage-listed 1930s Art Deco revival of inter-war period architecture with a modern touch, Kimpton Margot Sydney will open in January 2022 with 172 spacious, contemporary rooms and suites featuring whimsical wall art from local and international artists and Art Deco touches that will add a warmth akin to home. The hotel will also feature a rooftop swimming pool, conference and event spaces that are bathed in natural daylight, as well as public spaces and restaurants that reflect the hallmarks of a city both cosmopolitan and future-forward. The range of innovative culinary experiences, helmed by Luke Mangan, which include a lobby bar, historic cellar, rooftop restaurant and bar, café, and Luke’s Kitchen are all an invitation to linger and are built on Kimpton’s legacy of locally loved restaurants.
Located in the heart of Sydney’s “south-side”, on the fringe of Surry Hills and Darlinghurst, Kimpton Margot Sydney sits between spectacular Sydney Harbour and buzzy Chinatown, and is mere moments from Sydney’s best shopping as well as trendy inner-city neighbourhoods. Its grand patterns, plush soft furnishings and botanical displays create a harmoniously eclectic hideaway amid the hustle-bustle.
In addition to introducing the name of the hotel, the team is pleased to announce a leading line-up of appointments, poised to usher the brand’s renowned heartfelt hospitality into Sydney. Kenza Sebti has been appointed Director of Rooms, returning to Kimpton after earlier spending five years with Kimpton hotels in New York. Tammy McGregor has been appointed Restaurant & Bars Manager and comes from Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa in the Caribbean, which was the first international property for the Kimpton brand. Tammy has spent the last five years at Kimpton Seafire and will lead the restaurant and bar team at Kimpton Margot Sydney. Adam Leonard has joined the hotel as Director of Sales and Marketing, bringing with him tremendous experience, most recently from InterContinental Hayman Island Resort where he was responsible for opening and then reopening the iconic private island. The team will be responsible for delivering the ridiculously personal experiences that Kimpton hotels are renowned for.
Shantha de Silva, Head of Operations at Pro-invest Hotels said, “The appointment of Adam to Director of Sales and Marketing is a key milestone for Kimpton Margot Sydney as we gear up for opening in January. Adam’s experience in luxury hotels and resorts will be of great value to Kimpton, as personalised service combined with highly curated guest experiences is paramount to delivering on the Kimpton brand promise. We know Adam is going to be a key driver of Kimpton’s lifestyle programming which includes experiences such as yoga lessons, art and wine appreciation events and of course Kimpton’s iconic Social Hour, and we are excited to see the programs come to life.”
“In addition to Adam’s appointment, we are also excited to have a leading lineup of Kimpton colleagues from around the world join Kimpton Margot Sydney. Their enthusiasm to launch this landmark hotel is a testament to the brand and the excitement that is building around the property and we can’t wait to see them put their stamp on Kimpton Margot Sydney.”
Other new hires at Kimpton Margot Sydney include
Jane Thai, Director of People & Culture
Jorge Tayag, Director of Engineering
Simon McAllister, Senior Sous Chef
Christopher Shannon, Director of Restaurants & Bars
The Kimpton brand has been growing rapidly around the world over recent years, with 73 Kimpton Hotels now open globally and 32 in the pipeline. Australia is the newest market for the brand, continuing the recent growth trajectory with hotels opening around the world.
About Pro-invest Group
Pro-invest Group is a global asset manager and investment firm specialising in private equity real estate and real estate asset management. Established in 2010 Pro-invest has grown to become one of the largest hotel investment platforms in Asia Pacific, in addition to executing successful commercial real estate transactions.
Pro-invest’s unique integrated platform structure ensures full control of the entire value chain, allowing for effective sustainability management, risk mitigation and return optimisation – all underpinned by a commitment to protecting and generating value and delivering long-term success for all stakeholders.
With a commitment to sustainability, transparency and responsibility, Pro-invest is a global business with local experts across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe.
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, Asia and Greater China. Kimpton spaces and experiences center on its guests, offering inspiring design that evokes curiosity 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.
Kimpton’s employees, empowered to provide heartfelt service and experiences, have built a highly regarded workplace culture that appears consistently on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. As a result, Kimpton has been awarded, “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains” by J.D. Power three times. In January 2015, Kimpton became part of the IHG Hotels & Resorts family of hotel brands. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.
About Kimpton® Restaurants: Kimpton manages over 80 distinctive restaurants, bars and lounges across major metropolitan cities, resort destinations and up-and-coming markets in the United States, Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Greater China. Helmed by renowned chefs and skilled bartenders, each Kimpton restaurant and bar is an original, from the cuisine, to the craft cocktails, to the décor and ambiance — creating a truly immersive experience for guests. Set in warm and welcoming spaces, Kimpton’s restaurants and bars are a gathering place in the communities and reflect the local flavors of each location. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com/dine.