Hotel Palomar Opens, Boosts Downtown Convention Market

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The two-block CityScape development has been completed with the grand opening of the $90 million Hotel Palomar Phoenix. Developed by RED Development and operated by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the 242-key boutique hotel is part of the retail and office development at Central Avenue and Jefferson Street. Hotel capacity in [...]

The two-block CityScape development has been completed with the grand opening of the $90 million Hotel Palomar Phoenix. Developed by RED Development and operated by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the 242-key boutique hotel is part of the retail and office development at Central Avenue and Jefferson Street.

Hotel capacity in the city may finally be on its way to catching up with the $600 million expansion of the Phoenix Convention Center to 2 million square feet, a project that was completed in 2008. Downtown Phoenix’s hospitality market has now amassed nearly 3,000 rooms, the Arizona Republic reported.

City officials estimate that a critical mass of 4000 hotel rooms Downtown would enable Phoenix to start attracting large conventions. With the 2015 Super Bowl on the horizon, the city is looking to beef up entertainment venues and hotel options.

Hotel Palomar Phoenix offers 10,000 square feet of meeting space, part of which is a chandeliered ballroom. Amenities include 24-hour in-room dining, ADA-compliant accessibility, a daily hosted evening wine hour, pool and open- air lounge, airport car service, 24-hour business center, concierge service, and valet parking.

Image courtesy of hotelpalomar-phoenix.com