Kimpton Key West, a collection of five boutique hotels located in and around Old Town and famed Duval Street, is set to open Ridley House on March 15, 2021, marking the official completion of the group’s unique collection that ranges from luxe to laid-back.
As the final addition to the Kimpton Key West collection, Ridley House joins Winslow’s Bungalows, Lighthouse Hotel, Ella’s Cottages and Fitch Lodge. Each of the five boutique hotels has undergone a renovation and redesign that celebrates the eclectic style and sensibility Key West is known for, while preserving the integrity of each hotel’s rich history, personality and original architecture.
Ridley House features 23 guestrooms spread across three historic homes – two Victorian and one Bahamian Eyebrow. The historic property sits on the grounds of what was once the estate of wealthy, 19th-century industrialist Richard Kemp, a merchant and furniture dealer who is also known for launching Key West’s sponging industry.
“We are delighted to announce the completion of Kimpton Key West as we now welcome guests to experience Ridley House,” said Kimpton Key West General Manager, Cheryl Martin. “In addition to the exceptional, heartfelt service guests have come to expect of the Kimpton brand, the five hotels that make up this truly unique collection offer something for everyone with an array of quaint accommodations, desirable amenities and an unmistakable vibe that inspires guests to kick-back like a true Key West local.”
Kimpton Key West represents a complete reimagining of what was once known as the Historic Inns of Key West. Spread across six blocks, no two rooms in the collection’s 219 total keys are the same. Kimpton Key West fdebuted its new look and feel with the completed renovations of Winslow’s Bungalows this past March 1, followed by Lighthouse Hotel on June 1, 2020.
Winslow’s Bungalows is the largest property in the Kimpton Key West collection at 85 rooms. It spans a lush, landscaped campus in the center of Key West just two blocks off Duval Street, and offers three private pools, an outdoor bar and gardens.
Lighthouse Hotel, a historic property located adjacent to the iconic Key West Lighthouse and the Ernest Hemingway House, features a collection of 45 guestrooms spread across several mid-19th-century buildings set amongst brick-paved gardens, a swimming pool and a pool-side bar.
With 44 guestrooms, Fitch Lodge, which completed its renovations on July 1, 2020, is the most value-driven of the collection, and in addition to its neighborhood setting, features easy access to the Key West Ferry, charter boats, sunset sails, snorkeling adventures, deep sea fishing and more, making it ideal for couples and adventurous travelers looking to explore the crystal clear water surrounding the Florida Keys.
A peaceful oasis located in the heart of Old Town’s art district, Ella’s Cottages was unveiled on March 12, 2020 following the renovation and redesign of its 22 guest rooms, which blend cottage charm with historic character, thanks to each unit’s cozy front-porch seating, a secluded pool and an intimate communal terrace.
Ridley House, opening in March 2021, is the collection’s most elegant and closest location to the Key West Historic Seaport, Mallory Square and just a crawl away from Duval Street.
Kimpton Key West is offering savings of up to 25 percent for guests who book three nights or more with the “Stay Longer and Save” promotion currently available for booking exclusively on the collection’s website.
Feature Photo: Ridley House (Kimpton Key West)