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April 9, 2014 Hotel News No Comments Email Email



San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the leading collection of boutique hotels and restaurants in the United States and the acknowledged industry pioneer that first introduced the boutique hotel concept to America. In 1981, Bill Kimpton founded the company that today is renowned for making travelers feel genuinely cared for while away from home through thoughtful perks and amenities, award-winning restaurants and bars, distinctive design that tells a story and inspires a sense of fun at each hotel and a sincerely personal style of guest service.


Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants currently span across 26 cities in the United States, and counting. In 2013 alone, Kimpton announced ten new projects including a new presence in more desirable leisure markets such as Sedona, AZ and Palm Springs, CA; expanding its footprint in existing Kimpton locales like South Beach, FL and Seattle, WA, while also hitting secondary markets like Savannah, GA and Milwaukee, WI. These highly sought after destinations meet and reflect the travel needs of Kimpton’s guests and contribute to the company’s overall growth story.


  • Sedona,      Arizona (Opened June 2013)
  • Acquired in 2013, The Amara Resort & Spa is a 100-room boutique resort located in the heart of Uptown Sedona. As a luxurious boutique hotel immersed in Sedona’s iconic red rocks, the hotel combines the tranquility of Sedona with Kimpton’s hallmark customer care and stylish ambiance. Further renovations are planned for the hotel. Excellence250X250px
  • Miami,      Florida (Opened November 2013)
    • The Angler’s boutique       hotel is a distinctively relaxed, yet a sophisticated retreat featuring       48 rooms, a restaurant, board room, pool and seven spa suites. Beginning       in 2014, the property will commence development on a new tower that will       add 83 rooms, bringing the total number of suites and rooms to 131, as       well as a new living room style lobby and rooftop pool. 


  • Savannah,      Georgia (Q2 2014)
    • The Brice hotel offers an inventive       twist on the traditional lodging found throughout Savannah, with a style       that is metropolitan, upscale and eclectic – a dynamic reflection of the       city’s social renaissance. The hotel will feature 145 guest rooms,       including 25 suites, 9,700 square feet of meeting space and an adjacent       restaurant. 
  • Pittsburgh,      Pennsylvania (Q4 2014)
    • Kimpton’11thHotel Monaco will feature 237       rooms, nearly 9,000 square feet of meeting and event space along with a       chef-driven, 120-seat restaurant. Slated for a 2014 opening and located       at the intersection of 6th avenue and William Penn Way, in the       heart of the city’s bustling Golden Triangle area, the hotel will be       adaptive reuse conversion of a nine story historic, Beaux-Arts style       building. 
  • San      Antonio, Texas (Q4 2014)
  • Paced to open in late 2014, the 146-room hotel will be located on the site of the original Pearl Brewery in downtown San Antonio, originally established in 1881. The hotel will be an important cornerstone of the mixed use development, providing a cultural and culinary destination that pulls in the history and influence of San Antonio, while driving a new contemporary space for the future of the historic location. 
  • Seattle,      Washington (Q4 2014)
    • The landmark       Palladian Building, originally built in 1910 as the Calhoun Hotel, will       open in late 2014 and embody the gritty elegance of the city. The hotel       will showcase 97 rooms, 1,100 square feet of swank meeting and event       space, a trendsetting restaurant and a lounge with an edgy urban vibe. It       is located in downtown Seattle, just steps away from Pike Place Market       and the famed Seattle waterfront. 
  • Austin,      Texas (Q2 2015)
  • Slated for an early 2015 opening in Austin’s historic Rainey Street District, the new construction for the Hotel Van Zandt will be 16 stories, feature 322 guest rooms, more than 12,000 square feet of event and meeting space, along with a chef-driven restaurant, lobby café and expansive pool deck and bar. 
  • Palm      Springs, California (2015)
  • Located in the epicenter of the city’s newly revitalized downtown on North Palm Canyon Drive, this new construction will feature 190 rooms and a lively rooftop pool and bar, a chef-driven restaurant and more than 24,000 square feet of event and meeting space. 
  • Milwaukee,      Wisconsin (Q2 2015)
  • Located in the city’s Third Ward district, the new 158-room hotel will feature an eight-story building, chef-driven restaurant, rooftop bar and expansive meeting space. 
  • Denver,      Colorado (Q4 2015)
    • Slated for a late 2015 opening, this new       200-room hotel will be part of a larger mixed use redevelopment project       in Denver’s Lower Downtown (LoDo) neighborhood. Adjacent to Denver’s       iconic Union Station, the hotel will feature 8,300 square feet of meeting       spaces, including an outdoor and rooftop patio, a 2,000 square-foot       fitness center and two local-inspired, chef-driven restaurants and bars. 
  • Grand      Cayman, Cayman Islands (2016)
  • Set to open in late 2016, the construction is on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. The hotel will include 263 guestrooms, five restaurants and lounges, a cascading oceanfront pool, destination spa and expansive indoor and outdoor meeting spaces. 


Each Kimpton hotel expresses a spirit and style that is custom fit for its location so guests feel a sense of discovery, comfort and fun with each hotel they choose. From the classic elegance of the Hotel Palomar San Francisco or the colorful and eclectic look of the Hotel Monaco Philadelphia that pays homage to the city’s great historical figures, each hotel is designed at the intersection of style and substance. Senior Vice President of Design and Creative Director, Ave Bradley, spearheads the innovative design vision for the brand working alongside the country’s leading design teams. Design elements draw inspiration from each city, its history and its pulse, bringing comfort, individuality and a sense of place to guests. These distinctive and thoughtful design touches make for a welcoming experience from the living room style lobby to the guestroom.


Within steps of every Kimpton hotel there is a restaurant and bar helmed by renowned chefs and bartenders that offer guests a chance to dine like a local. Common cornerstones of each restaurant and bar include seasonal menus that celebrate local farms and purveyors, striking interiors with vibrant style and design and a sincere and friendly approach to service. With concepts ranging from rustic Italian cuisine in the Pacific Northwest to oceanic fare on the Florida coast and alluring rooftop lounges and bars tucked away in the nation’s capital, each Kimpton restaurant is as distinct and expressive as its location. Kimpton bars are a source of pride; both in the quality spirit selection as well as the passion behind the bartenders, whose craft cocktails draw locals and visitors alike. Wines are chosen with a nod toward artisanal and biodynamic selections by Master Sommelier Emily Wines and signature cocktails are created by Lead Kimpton bartender Jacques Bezuidenhout and expert local bartenders.


From a sun salutation to kick start the day to a nice glass of wine to wind down, Kimpton is filled with fun and wellness-minded perks to make travel more enjoyable than ever. Guests can pick from complimentary 24-hour yoga and Pilates in-room programming, including the use of Kimpton’s in-room signature branded Gaiam yoga mats, complimentary PUBLIC Bikes on loan to explore the city, weighted work-out hula hoops and jump ropes in Kimpton fitness centers, employee-led runs through town, energizing group exercise classes and more. Kimpton’s approach to wellness extends beyond just getting physical, with restorative treats like a nightly hosted Wine Hour, healthy dining options, a fresh juicing program available at select adjacent restaurants and in-room spa services.

  • Yoga      Roll Out Service: Upon      guest request, Kimpton will roll out a custom-designed yoga mat (located      in all hotel room closets) and furnish extra towels, flavored water, an      assortment of fresh fruit or an energizing mix of dried fruit and nuts. As      a finishing touch, we will also tune the TV channel to Kimpton’s      complimentary on-demand yoga or Pilates channel for further inspiration.      Namaste. 
  • Two-Wheeled Travel: Kimpton partnered with San Francisco      based PUBLIC bikes to debut a fleet of custom-designed European-inspired      bikes available at our hotels nationwide for complimentary guest use.  Guests now have another fun way to explore      the nooks and crannies of the city they’re visiting – on two wheels. 
  • Fresh Pressed Juices: Introduced in January 2014, Kimpton has      created three delicious and healthy juice blends made from freshly picked local      fruits and vegetables. Juicing is the latest in Kimpton’s ever-expanding      list of wellness offerings for restaurant and hotel guests who are      committed to staying healthy while traveling. These fresh selections are currently      available at select Kimpton restaurants across the country. 
  • Energizing Group Classes: Kimpton also offers a variety of      group fitness classes that vary from hotel to hotel. The following      sampling of classes are available for all guests at each hotel:
    • Hotel La Jolla (La       Jolla, CA): “Meet Me       at the Barre” is a monthly Barre class offered poolside during warm       summer months and indoors with scenic views once the weather cools down.       Healthy granola, fruit-infused water and fresh smoothie tasters will be       available for all participants before and after classes. 
    • Hotel Monaco       Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA): “TKO with T” is a small group boxing and cardio workout offered       every Thursday at 6:30 am. The class is taught year-round by the hotel’s       doorman and certified fitness instructor, Thomas “T” Govens. 
    • Sky Hotel (Aspen, CO): “Thug Yoga” is an untraditional yoga       class held on the hotel’s pool deck set to funky hip hop beats and taught       by Courtney Smith, a yoga teacher and snowboarder. The classes are 11 am       on Saturdays from Memorial Day through the summer and include a beer from       Aspen Brewery. Complimentary for guests and $10 for the general public. 
    • Hotel Monaco Washington,       D.C. (Washington, D.C.):       “Bike with the GM” is lead by the hotel’s GM, Ed Virtue, an avid cyclist.       Virtue has designed 25 unique bike routes, all under 25 miles in which to       explore the city. There is also an option to “Race the GM,” where guests       vie to race Virtue’s best times for each ride. Those who beat him will       win freebies such as Camelbak water bottles and snacks. 


Earning guest loyalty through meaningful interactions is at the heart of the brand’s innovative Kimpton loyalty program. In the new era of hotel loyalty programs that are moving in the direction of taking perks away from guests, Kimpton continues to march to its own drum, constantly brainstorming new ways to reward loyal guests by making their stay more fun, enjoyable and personal. Launched in 2004 and free to join, Kimpton’s loyalty program offers perks and amenities like complimentary access to Wi-Fi in all hotels, a $10 to $15 Raid the Bar credit to put toward selections from the mini bar or restaurant bar, exclusive hotel and restaurant offers, in-room spa credits and complimentary nights. 


Authentic, heartfelt care for our guests, employees, community and the environment is at the core of Kimpton. The company make peoples’ day through personal exchanges and acts of care, both large and small. Kimpton cares about what guests want, how they feel on the road, their moods and cravings. On top of that, Kimpton is keyed into the personal preferences that makes guests smile, from knowing a guest’s particular passion for gummy bears to rolling out the red carpet for furry, four legged friends. This dedication to guest care has led to Kimpton’s consistent top ranking in the Market Metrix Hospitality Index, Upper Upscale Segment, for Customer Satisfaction. In addition, Kimpton has been honored on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for five years, demonstrating that employee satisfaction scores are at an all time high. Simply put, Kimpton’s point of view is that happy guests inspire return visits time and time again.

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