Hotel with rooftop concept coming to former Kimpton site in Dilworth

A Charlotte-based hospitality development group has plans to build hotels in two prominent locations in the Queen City.

OmShera Hotel Group acquired the roughly 1.2-acre site at East Worthington and Cleveland avenues in the fall and will develop a six-story, 135-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel there. The site, in the Dilworth neighborhood, was previously planned to be a 128-room Kimpton hotel but those plans fell through. OmShera purchased the site from Catellus Group for $3.9 million in October.

Kush Anandani, director at OmShera Group, said the Dilworth hotel will be a custom Courtyard as opposed to a more prototypical hotel. He said the hotel will be a very similar design as what was approved in Catellus' rezoning a few years ago, in which the hotel group worked closely with the Dilworth neighborhood.

Anandani said the hotel will have an "urban, local community" feel. It will include a roughly 5,000-square-foot rooftop restaurant/bar concept that Erin Zitelli-Davis at The Chambers Group is marketing on behalf of OmShera, Anandani said.

"We’re definitely looking for a local concept and something that brings out the flavors of Charlotte and Dilworth," he added.

The Courtyard is expected to break ground by the end of this year, with a projected opening in the spring of 2020, Anandani said.