The opening of Kimpton's Hotel Monaco, in the historic Lafayette Building at Fifth and Chestnut Streets across from Independence Mall, is about a month away. (Tentative opening is Oct. 4.)
In addition to 268 rooms, the hotel will house a street-level, bilevel restaurant right on the corner called Red Owl Tavern (modern American fare and craft cocktails) and a rooftop lounge (10 stories up) called Stratus.
Guillermo Tellez, now executive chef at Square 1682 at the Kimpton-owned Hotel Palomar at 17th and Sansom Streets, will also serve as chef for Red Owl Tavern and Stratus. (Incidentally, Tellez is now billing himself as Guillermo Tellez Cruz because there's a chef in Minneapolis who goes by Guillermo Tellez.)
Here are the particulars: