Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants continues its USA boutique hotel expansion during 2009 with three distinctive new properties in the cities of Baltimore, New York City and Philadelphia, all due to open by the end of October 2009.
The Hotel Monaco Baltimore was the first of the three new properties to open its doors to guests in August 2009, while the hotly anticipated Ink48 in New York City is due to open for a soft opening on September 15 2009. The third new property, the Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, is scheduled to open on October 15 2009. Reservations for all three properties can now be made online at www.kimptonhotels.com.
Each hotel boasts its own unique character combined with Kimpton’s renowned and beloved signature initiatives including complimentary evening wine hours, honour bars with organic food and drink options, eco-friendly EarthCare programmes and Women InTouch, Kimpton’s dedicated programme that ensures seamless and easy travel for women.
Hotel Monaco Baltimore:
Situated in the former headquarters of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, guests to the newly opened Hotel Monaco Baltimore will experience the grand ambiance and architecture of one of Baltimore’s most historic buildings, coupled with the plush, warm and vibrant designs of a Kimpton Boutique Hotel. Located close to the Inner Harbor with its many cultural, entertainment and dining options, the Hotel Monaco Baltimore features 202 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites, which are designed to provide a relaxing sanctuary for savvy travellers.
Quality of service is of utmost importance at the Hotel Monaco and a range of initiatives are in place to provide just that, including the Hotel’s signature anticipatory service. This unique service goes beyond guests’ expectations with surprising and delightful offerings, such as a companion goldfish to keep travellers company during their stay. While for vertically gifted guests, the Hotel Monaco features “Tall Rooms” with high ceilings, extra long king-sized beds, raised showerheads and long complimentary dressing gowns.
Located within a former printing house on the far west corner of Times Square, Ink48 will make its mark as the first upscale hotel in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen district, when it opens for a soft opening on September 15 2009.
Work will continue on the hotel’s two destination restaurants, a three-story rooftop addition and presidential suite until the early part of 2010. However, all guests visiting until that time will benefit from promotional “Rough Draft Rates” of 48 percent off the standard rack rates. Rough Draft Rates start from $224 (approx £137) per night on B&B basis, excluding taxes. In addition, the complimentary wine hour will be extended for guests to enjoy between 5-7pm.
Upon completion, the 17-story hotel will feature 222 stylish rooms and suites, state-of the-art fitness centre, luxurious day spa and unobstructed panoramic views of Times Square and the Hudson River. The hotel was designed by award winning architects, David Rockwell and Carlos Zapata, to incorporate three quintessential New York spaces– the pocket park, the loft and rooftop terrace. Along with The Muse and 70 Park Avenue Hotel, Ink48 is the third New York City property in the Kimpton collection.
Hotel Palomar Philadelphia:
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is pleased to announce reservations are now being accepted for the Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, which officially opens October 15 2009.
Located in the heart of the city’s Rittenhouse Square neighbourhood, Hotel Palomar Philadelphia is Kimpton’s debut hotel in Philadelphia and the city’s first trendy, upscale boutique hotel. Featuring 230-stylish and sustainable guestrooms and suites, including 19 spa suites, the Hotel Palomar Philadelphia is also Kimpton’s first hotel to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Work began in February 2008 to transform the 1929 landmark building, the Architects Building, into Kimpton’s 48th US property, the Hotel Palomar Philadelphia. The 24-storey structure, one of the city’s most striking examples of the Art Deco period, is the former headquarters of the American Institute of Architects and cost US $92.5 million to renovate.
Ideal for business travellers, the hotel features 6,000 square feet of meeting space, including the 2,750 square foot penthouse ballroom on the 25th floor, three adaptable meeting rooms on the 24th floor and a 12-person high-tech boardroom on the second floor.