SAN JOSE, Calif.

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced its first property in San Jose, Calif., at Museum Place, a mixed-use development by Insight Realty Company that will also expand the Tech Museum of Innovation.

Museum Place will include a four-star, 173-room Kimpton hotel, 300 residential units, retail, restaurants and will increase the size of the Tech Museum by 54,000 square feet. The development will also include 250,000 square feet of Class A creative office space. The Kimpton Hotel is expected to launch in 2021.

The new Kimpton hotel will include approximately 8,000 square feet of meeting space, a full service restaurant, a fast-casual Café, a sixth-floor bar and an outdoor pool and fitness center. The international design firm Steinberg was selected as the architect. The project will also improve an existing pedestrian promenade that connects Park Avenue to the San Jose Convention Center and VTA Light Rail station.

Owned and developed by Insight Realty Company and its partner China New Era Group Corporation, this project will be in the heart of downtown San Jose, just one block from the Convention Center, near SAP Center and close to major companies with nearby offices including Adobe, Cisco Systems and IBM.

"Not only is San Jose the epicenter of the technology industry, it's also a world class city and the ideal place for a Kimpton hotel and restaurant," said Mike DeFrino, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants' CEO. "With professional sports, a state-of-the-art entertainment and a burgeoning downtown, the Museum Place project is the perfect venue for us to introduce our brand of heartfelt hospitality to the Silicon Valley.”

This project will join Kimpton's nine properties in California cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Diego; hotels in Palm Springs, Sacramento and Hollywood are incoming this year.