A downtown Fort Worth landmark will reopen as luxury hotel with penthouse whiskey bar

April 27,2021


See full Fort Worth Star-Telegram article by Luke Ranker here.

A downtown Fort Worth architectural landmark will reopen in June as a hotel featuring a penthouse whiskey bar and cocktail lounge.

The Kimpton Harper Hotel will open June 2 in the 100-year-old 24-story building at 714 Main Street in the heart of downtown. The building had previously been XTO Energy offices, but it started its life as the headquarters for the Farmers and Mechanics Bank in 1921.

The 226-room luxury hotel is about two blocks from the Fort Worth Convention Center and three blocks from Sundance Square plaza. Reservations are now open for stays beginning on June 6, according an opening announcement.

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Cynthia Forchielli of Forchielli Glynn designed the rooms, which the announcement touted as “the perfect blend of relaxed yet sophisticated.” They feature handcrafted furniture, brass pendant lights, woven baskets, and lively local art. Subtle nods to Fort Worth are built in, such as a panther figurine in the room closet. Guests who want more space can book one of the 31 one-bedroom suites which offer soaking tubs, wet bars, and views of downtown Fort Worth.

The Harper Hotel will be managed by Pivot, of Davidson Hospitality Group.