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Kimpton celebrates 30 years

Kimpton celebrates 30 years

On April 1, 2011, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will blow out the candles on a brightly-lit birthday cake to celebrate its big 3-0, marking a milestone anniversary for the boutique hotel concept in the U.S.

When founder Bill Kimpton opened the first hotel in San Francisco in 1981, a new standard of hospitality was introduced to travellers, defined by highly personalised service and distinctive design.

Over the course of 30 years, Kimpton has created millions of memorable moments, from offering wine hour wii tournaments to challenging guests to hula hoop at check-in, and pioneered new principals for hospitality, from welcoming and pampering pets of all shapes and sizes to becoming the first hotel company to bring sustainability to a company-wide focus.

In 2011, Kimpton celebrates three decades of flavor and fun at 51 hotels and 52 chef-driven restaurants in 24 cities across the country and continues to achieve top customer satisfaction rankings from the Market Metrix Hospitality Index, outscoring luxury competitors.

To celebrate 30 years of hospitality with personality, Kimpton is offering special birthday-themed events, perks and promotions, including:


•Birthday Cheers!: On April 1, Kimpton will extend its signature wine hour for a two hour celebration in which guests can enjoy complimentary cupcakes and special wine selections such as Kimpton Cuvee or a Bill Kimpton favorite - Chianti.
•“WRITE Here, RIGHT Now” Birthday Contest: Beginning April 1, Kimpton invites fans to tell their favorite birthday story by submitting a poem, haiku, sonnet, or funny rhyme, along with a picture to illustrate the birthday memory for a chance to win a one-night getaway at any Kimpton hotel.  The 30 winning submissions, as selected by Facebook fan votes and a panel of judges, will win a night on Kimpton. To find out more about the contest and how to enter visit: 
•Birthday Spa Bonus: Kimpton wants to pamper patrons for its birthday by adding 30 free minutes to a 50 minute in-room massage booked throughout the month of April. Guests must mention the code “30th Birthday” when booking.
•KimptonStyle Savings: To encourage travelers to enjoy life with KimptonStyle, from April 1 – 14, 2011 all purchases made on will include a 30 percent discount.  No promotional code is required.

“Kimpton’s distinct blend of fun and style is as alive today as it was when Bill Kimpton was welcoming guests into our hotels in the 1980s,” said Niki Leondakis, president and chief operating officer at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.  “With our first Kimpton hotel, Bill’s vision has paved the way for what has become the industry’s most dynamic segment.”
To see complete contest details, terms and conditions for Kimpton’s “WRITE Here, RIGHT Now” 30th birthday contest visit: