Stylish New Hotel is Opening in a 100-Year-Old Fort Worth Landmark — The Harper is Here
A Fort Worth’s 100 year old landmark is getting new life. The Kimpton Harper Hotel opens on June 2nd in the historic Farmers and Mechanics National Bank building. This boutique hotel is a real eye-catcher and offers 226 stylish rooms and suites, a new modern Italian restaurant and even a penthouse bar.
But it’s the attitude that intrigues everyone the most. The historic building of the new hotel, once the tallest “skyscraper” in the city with 24 floors, reached the mark of the century this year and was built in 1921 by the famous local architecture firm Sanguinet & Staats. This company shaped the architecture of Fort Worth for decades.
The building was initially the headquarters of the Farmers and Mechanics Bank. It was later used by XTO Energy before it was acquired by the Memphis-based Development Services Group, Inc., which converted the former office building into the modern Kimpton Harper Hotel.
Check-in and living room and bar area in the new Kimpton Harper Hotel.
The Sanquinet Boardroom, named after its original designer, is now on the 24th floor. The hotel has over 10,000 square feet of event space, including the Centurion Ballroom on the second floor.
The designer Cynthia Forchielli from Forchielli Glynn Interior Design with her extensive hotel portfolio brought the interiors to life. This includes handcrafted furniture, brass pendant lights, woven baskets, and local artwork. Expect a fresh, modern feel with a nod to mod and mid-century style.
And this Kimpton doesn’t forget the city he calls home. A panther figure in every closet is a nod to Fort Worth’s nickname Panther City.
Fresh and modern rooms and suites.
Guest rooms and suites are chic and boutique with Frette linens, Atelier Bloem bath products, bluetooth speakers, and plush bathrobes. The 31 one-bedroom suites at the Kimpton Harper Hotel offer bathtubs, bars and some of the best views in the hotel. And that builds with a good view.
The Italian restaurant Il Modo opens with the hotel on June 2nd.
There is free coffee and tea service for guests and a social hour every day between 5pm and 6pm in the lobby, which is on the 24th floor and has its own view of the top floor. There’s also a high-end fitness center with top-notch equipment, including Peloton bikes.
Chef Matt Williams heads the kitchen at Il Modo – the hotel’s Italian restaurant. There are pasta, pizza and rustic Italian dishes with an emphasis on local ingredients.
Refinery 714 Bar in the new Harper Hotel.
Refinery 714 is the Harper Hotel’s penthouse whiskey bar and cocktail lounge – with craft cocktails and breathtaking views. It is also located on the top floor, which is really the center of the hotel, and takes advantage of the best features of this 100 year old building.
Reservations are available for stays from June 6th. Fort Worth’s newest boutique hotel is a notable addition to a historic setting. This is the type of building where history is made.