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Kimpton’s 242-room Hotel Palomar Phoenix at CityScape
in Arizona to Open in June 2012

PHOENIX, AZ-- May 1, 2012
- Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix at CityScape will open its doors on June 5, 2012 in the heart of downtown Phoenix, marking the completion of the highly-anticipated development project, CityScape Phoenix. The hotel, just steps from major sports arenas, entertainment venues and cultural attractions, will add 242 spacious and contemporary guest rooms and suites and more than 10,000 square feet of stylish, flexible meeting space to the city's lineup and will bring even more energy to the downtown Phoenix area.

Situated at the heart of CityScape, a $500 million mixed-used development of shops, restaurants, bars, entertainment venues and offices, the completion of Hotel Palomar Phoenix will be the final step in the six-year process undertaken by Phoenix-based RED Development in partnership with the City of Phoenix.

"We're excited to introduce Kimpton's signature hospitality to this new and vibrant downtown Phoenix," said Jim Hollister, general manager of Hotel Palomar Phoenix. "We think it's a perfect complement to the energy of the area and we know our guests will enjoy the warm welcome, modern amenities, and a sleek and artful aesthetic of the hotel, not to mention the easy access to incredible entertainment venues, restaurants and bars and shops."

Inspired by the contemporary vibe of the surrounding urban landscape, Hotel Palomar Phoenix is the second hotel in the Greater Phoenix area for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, which entered the market in 2005 with the FireSky Resort & Spa in Scottsdale. Located in the mixed-use development of CityScape, the newly built Hotel Palomar Phoenix enjoys a prime location across from Chase Field (home of the Arizona Diamondbacks) and US Airways Center (event hub and home of the Phoenix Suns), proximity to the light rail and much more.

Entering from the ground-floor entrance, Hotel Palomar Phoenix guests will leave the world behind as they ascend to the second-floor living room lobby. There, they can relax in the casual, conversational seating beside the fireplace -- an ideal atmosphere for working, lounging and enjoying Kimpton's signature daily hosted wine hour.

The destination's interior design scheme -- from the public and event spaces to the guest rooms and suites -- embodies a relaxed sophistication that is modern while reflecting Arizona's casual approach. Design and décor elements that use bright spots of color, lines that create a sense of movement and light-hearted artistic touches also help to bring the hotel's 'Art in Motion' theme to life.

Adjacent to the hotel lobby, The Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails features contemporary American gastro lounge cuisine for lunch, dinner and late-night bites, and a blazing cocktail program that raises the bar for drink culture in the city's urban core. Additionally, guests will be drawn to the hotel's third-floor terrace with its open-air swimming pool and al fresco Lustre Bar, which provides a spectacular perch above the bustle of the city, perfect for admiring views of the downtown.

Hotel Palomar Phoenix's third floor also includes a stretch of more than 10,000 square feet of art-infused meeting space across 10 event rooms, each offering picture windows that usher light in and capture city and mountain views. Event rooms range from the 3,100-square-foot Dreamcatcher Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 250 guests, to the 600-square-foot Rangoli Board Room, designed for up to 10 guests. State-of-the-art connectivity provided through wireless Internet access and comprehensive multi-media and audio-visual support make meetings and events hassle-free.

On the higher floors, 242 well-appointed guest rooms, including 16 suites, are washed in warm, earthy shades of Arizona and accented by small, thoughtful bursts of color. Whimsy finds its place with signature artwork such as Phoenix artist John Randall Nelson's acrylic on canvas featuring a vibrant blue face of a long-horned steer or the green felt bird sculpture perched on the bedroom wall. All rooms offer a wide range of modern amenities including 37-inch flat-screen TVs, complimentary wireless Internet access, an honor bar with locally inspired and organic items, custom Etro designer bath products, in-room yoga and On Demand fitness classes, and Kimpton's signature animal print robes.

Jeff Moloznik, general manager of CityScape, has seen the city's excitement grow as Hotel Palomar Phoenix nears completion.

"I can't overemphasize the profound impact this hotel will have on CityScape, our retailers and the downtown traffic generators like US Airways, Chase Field and the Convention Center," Moloznik said. "Palomar will ignite a 24-hour energy into CityScape and offer hotel guests a never-before-experienced proximity to the area's sporting, cultural and music venues along with dining, nightlife, shopping and entertainment -- all within steps of their hotel room door."

Hotel Palomar Phoenix at CityScape was designed by global architecture and design firm Callison. Interiors have been created by Los Angeles-based KNA Design and the project is being built by Hunt Construction Group. Hotel Palomar Phoenix is located at 2 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Ariz. 85004. To learn more, visit www.hotelpalomar-phoenix.com.

ABOUT HOTEL PALOMAR PHOENIX
Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix will open June 5, 2012 in the heart of vibrant downtown Phoenix at CityScape, a dynamic new mixed-use development featuring shopping, entertainment and dining. Hotel Palomar Phoenix is an urban retreat that strikes the balance between the energy of its city setting and Arizona's laid-back lifestyle. The boutique hotel offers 242 spacious guest rooms and suites, all with modern interior touches and views of the surrounding city and mountains. In step with the signature style of Kimpton's Hotel Palomar, this Phoenix destination combines contemporary design with an "Art in Motion" theme embracing the undercurrent of artistic energy throughout. Amenities include approximately 10,000 square feet of multi-use space across 10 meeting rooms, which can be customized for social and business events. The adjacent Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails showcases a menu of new American cuisine for lunch, dinner, late-night and weekend brunch and a blazing cocktail program that raises the bar for drink culture in the city's urban core, while the hotel's third-floor outdoor pool terrace and adjacent Lustre bar provide a scenic venue for gathering. Hotel Palomar Phoenix at CityScape is located at 2 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Ariz. 85004. To learn more, visit www.hotelpalomar-phoenix.com

ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a collection of boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants in the US, is an acknowledged industry pioneer and was the first to bring the boutique hotel concept to America. In 1981, Bill Kimpton founded the company that today is well-known for making travelers feel welcomed and comfortable while away from home through authentic and unscripted customer care, stylish ambience and embodying a certain playfulness in its approach to programs and amenities. Adjacent to the hotels are locally-loved, top-rated, Kimpton restaurants. Kimpton leads the hospitality industry in ecological practices through its innovative EarthCare program that spans all hotels and restaurants. Market Metrix, a recognized authority and leader in feedback solutions, consistently ranks Kimpton above other hotel companies in luxury and upper upscale segments for customer satisfaction. Privately held Kimpton was recognized by Fortune Magazine as a Best Company to Work for in 2012.  The company operates more than 50 hotels and more than 50 restaurants in 23 cities. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com or call 1-800-KIMPTON.

ABOUT CITYSCAPE PHOENIX
Located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, CityScape Phoenix is a place where people come together for dining, nightlife, shopping, entertainment, business, community events and celebrations of all kinds. The perfect spot for a spontaneous night out on the town, CityScape Phoenix is a $500 million mixed-use, high-rise destination that is home to more than 20 retailers including Urban Outfitters, Lucky Strike, Chloe’s Corner, Stand Up Live, Charming Charlie, The Arrogant Butcher and soon-to-open Palomar Phoenix hotel by Kimpton. Surrounded by light rail stops and adjacent to the Valley’s premier professional sports and entertainment venues, CityScape Phoenix is steps away from US Airways Center, Chase Field, the Phoenix Convention Center, Arizona State University's downtown campus and state and government offices. In an area that once lacked a central core, CityScape Phoenix has become an authentic urban space that connects people and generates energy, creativity, enterprise and excitement all day, every day in one central location. It all starts here. For more information, a tenant directory or to see what’s happening, visit www.cityscapephoenix.com.

Contact:

Olson Communications, Inc.
Jennifer Franklin
jennifer@olsoncomm.com
480.368.7999
Katie Zinn
katie@olsoncomm.com
480.368.7999

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Stephanie Moustirats
stephanie.moustirats@kimptonhotels.com
415.955.5487 
Stacey Ellis
stacey.ellis@kimptongroup.com
415-955-5492



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