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Kimpton's Vero Beach Hotel & Spa Names 20-Year Hospitality Veteran
Duncan Clements as New General Manager



Vero Beach, Fla. – October 30, 2012
– Kimpton’s oceanfront Vero Beach Hotel & Spa is pleased to announce the addition of Kimpton veteran Duncan Clements as the hotel’s new general manager. With more than 20 years of experience in various segments of the hospitality industry, Clements will oversee the sales, marketing and day-to-day operations of the 113-room hotel located along Florida’s Treasure Coast. 
 
“We are pleased to have such a seasoned hospitality expert leading this unique gem within Kimpton’s portfolio of Florida hotels,” said Rick Colangelo, Vice President of Operations Northeast/Southeast, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. “His vast experience across three continents and personalized approach to customer service make him an ideal fit for Vero Beach Hotel & Spa as we look to make this the area’s must-stay resort hotel for local and international leisure and social guests, as well as groups seeking a distinctive ‘home away from home’ oceanfront getaway experience.”
 
At the helm for just a short time, Clements is already planning a variety of endeavors to further augment the overall guest experience at Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, including the addition of family-friendly offerings, an enhanced beach service program, interactive culinary experiences, and more.
 
No stranger to the Kimpton brand, Clements previously served as general manager of the Hotel Burnham Chicago and Hotel Lumen Dallas. He also served as the assistant general manager of Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Chicago.
 
Prior to joining Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Clements worked both internationally and domestically for InterContinental Hotels starting in London, England, then Abu Dhabi UAE and Budapest, Hungary before coming to the U.S.A. In addition to hotel management, Clements also has an extensive background in food and beverage.
 
A London native, Clements graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Hotel & Business Management from Manchester University in the United Kingdom. On a personal level, Clements is a family man and has a passion for travel and adventure. 
                                   
Vero Beach Hotel & Spa is an intimate luxury oceanfront hotel located on Central Florida’s Treasure Coast surrounded by unobstructed and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. This resort hotel offers the perfect combination of casual sophistication and tranquility, creating an inviting oasis where genuine hospitality and understated luxury leave guests feeling relaxed and pampered. This AAA four-diamond property mirrors the charming, seaside atmosphere the local area is known for and is a perfect setting for families and couples. The classic West-Indies-style décor of these 113 spaciously elegant rooms and suites are also among the hotel’s many distinctive features, which includes the finest amenities and unrivaled personalized service.
 
With rates starting at $199, guests of Vero Beach Hotel & Spa are able to enjoy exceptional amenities, including a hosted evening wine hour, concierge staff, a fully-equipped onsite fitness center, an oceanfront heated pool, beach and poolside cabanas, pet-friendly services and more. The stunning oceanfront spaces and superlative dining at Cobalt - a fine-dining favorite among locals, set the stage for celebrating life’s most memorable moments. The hotel is also ideal for training seminars, executive meetings, social events, spectacular beachfront weddings and more.
 
For more information on Vero Beach Hotel & Spa and/or reservations, please call 1-866-602-VERO (8376), visit www.verobeachhotelandspa.com or email FloridaSales@KimptonHotels.com. To stay up-to-date on the latest news and travel deals, become a fan of the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa Facebook page by visiting www.facebook.com/VeroBeachHotelandSpa or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @KimptonInFL
 
ABOUT KIMPTON’S VERO BEACH HOTEL & SPA
Located on one of the country’s most exclusive and pristine beaches in Vero Beach, Florida – less than two hours from Palm Beach and Orlando International Airports – the AAA four diamond oceanfront Vero Beach Hotel & Spa offers 113 West-Indies-style designer guest rooms appointed with dark mahogany woods, Jerusalem stone flooring, granite countertops, flat screen televisions, sumptuous bedding and spacious balconies overlooking the spectacular Atlantic Ocean.  Popular with guests are the adjacent oceanfront Cobalt restaurant and Heaton’s Reef Bar & Grill.  Favorite hotel amenities include a private beach, heated ocean view pool, complimentary evening wine hour for overnight guests, fitness center, golf privileges at private clubs, an executive boardroom and private event room, concierge, laundry, valet parking, business center services and a full-service onsite spa. For more information call 1-866-602-VERO or visit the www.verobeachhotelandspa.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 24 cities. For more information visit www.KimptonHotels.com or call 1-800-KIMPTON.


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