Kimpton Harper Hotel Opens in Downtown Fort Worth

June 3,2021

See full Fort Worth Magazine article by Malcolm Mayhew here.

A lavish new hotel opened in downtown Fort Worth on Wednesday, an event marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Called the Kimpton Harper Hotel, the 226-room property occupies the former XTO Energy building. Memphis-based Development Services Group, Inc., acquired and renovated the landmark building, originally built in 1921 as the headquarters for Farmer's and Mechanics Bank.

Among those taking part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony was Bob Jameson, president and CEO of Visit Fort Worth. “We are thrilled to welcome the Kimpton Harper to our family,” he said. “This is one of many great announcements that are ahead of us in downtown Fort Worth.”

Located at 714 Main St., the hotel has dueling centerpieces: a chef-driven Italian restaurant, il Modo, and a penthouse bar and cocktail lounge called Refinery 714. Named after the hotel’s street address, the latter is located on the 24th floor and offers classic cocktails, wine, whiskeys, and elevated bar bites, served against a backdrop of picturesque downtown views.

Led by executive chef and Chicago native Matt Williams, il Modo, which also opened Wednesday, is a contemporary Italian concept whose menu revolves around housemade pastas such as orecchiette cacio e pepe and linguini with Manilla clams. Pastas are prepared by chefs inside of a room enclosed in floor-to-ceiling glass, giving guests a ringside seat to their pastas being made.

Location Mentioned: The Kimpton Harper Hotel