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  Allan Perales Named Assistant General Manager
at Kimpton's Hotel Burnham in Chicago

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CHICAGO, August 9, 2005 – Allan Perales has been promoted to assistant general manager of the award-winning Hotel Burnham in Chicago. This boutique-style hotel, managed by San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels, is located in the Reliance Building, a significant architectural landmark celebrating its 110th anniversary this year. In this position, he is responsible for assisting with all daily operations, personnel, training and business development for the property.  

Perales joined Kimpton in 2001 as room service manager at the Hotel Monaco New Orleans. Since then he has held a series of positions including front office manager and convention services manager at the Hotel Monaco New Orleans and most recently front office manager at the Hotel Burnham. He has also assisted with the openings of numerous Kimpton hotels, including the Hotel Monaco and Hotel Helix in Washington, DC; Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge, Mass. and Hotel Solamar in San Diego.
 
Perales is a graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans. He currently resides in Chicago and is an ambassador for the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau. 

The award-winning Hotel Burnham is located in one of Chicago’s great architectural jewels. This beautiful 122-room, European-style hotel resides in an historic, living landmark developed in 1895 that is the first direct predecessor to Chicago’s modern skyscrapers.  Located across from Marshall Field’s famous flagship store on State Street, the Hotel Burnham combines a passionate architectural style with a flair for contemporary luxury.  For reservations or more information, please call (312) 782-1111 locally and (877) 294-9712 in the U.S. or visit www.burnhamhotel.com. 

Founded by Bill Kimpton in 1981, San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a unique collection of boutique hotels coupled with chef-driven, destination restaurants. While all Kimpton Hotels are thoughtfully appointed and managed to help guests maintain and enrich their lifestyles on the road, each is individually designed to reflect the energy, personality, and pulse of its distinct location, history, and architectural style. Featuring highly personalized guest services, comforting in-room amenities, and one-of-a-kind specialty rooms and suites, Kimpton Hotels provide travelers with welcoming atmospheres that embrace its signature elements of care, comfort, style, flavor, and fun. Kimpton takes pride in its social responsibility, supporting select like-minded partners and is a leader in ecological practices. Kimpton currently operates 39 boutique hotels with restaurants throughout the United States and Canada. This includes the recently opened Onyx Hotel in Boston, 70 Park Avenue in New York City, and the Hotel Solamar in San Diego. Kimpton will re-launch the Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove, Miami in late summer of 2005 and additional projects are underway in South Beach, Dallas, Virginia and the Washington D.C. area.  

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Contact:

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
www.kimptonhotels.com

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Also See: Chicago Architects Name the Hotel Burnham/Reliance Building the Best Preservation of an Existing Building in Chicago in the last 10 years / July 2004
Marco Scherer Named Assistant General Manager for the Hotel Monaco, Chicago / May 2005


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