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Kimpton Selected as Hotel Operator for Hotel Palomar, a 199 room
Hotel Being Built within Nashville's 70 story Signature Tower

ATLANTA and NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 23, 2007 - Atlanta based CMMI, a leading hospitality architecture and interior design firm, presented final interior design concepts for Nashville's Hotel Palomar. The luxury hotel will be operated by world class Kimpton Hotels.
The full-service boutique hotel will be a focal point of Signature Tower, a 70-story monolith that will soon become known as "Nashville's tallest building." In addition to Hotel Palomar, Signature Tower will include 400 luxury condominium residences and 20,000 square feet of Class A commercial and retail space. Signature Tower is a development of Giarratana Development, LLC, of Nashville and the architect is Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart and Associates.
The Hotel Palomar will occupy 12 floors within the building and include 199 guestrooms and suites, 5,100 square feet of conference and ballroom space, as well as a full-service spa, a chef-driven gourmet restaurant, and an outdoor pool deck with a lounge and cafe. The Hotel Palomar will also provide services and amenities for the residents of Signature Tower.
"One of the important considerations in selecting Kimpton as our hotel operator for Hotel Palomar was their ability to provide a rich collection of services for our sophisticated buyers" said Ted Kromer, Development Director for Signature Tower. "Kimpton is unique in placing the same emphasis on serving Signature Tower's homeowners as it does on serving its hotel guests and the public. We want our homeowners to be able to enjoy all of the services of a world-class boutique hotel, including maid service, a full service spa, valet parking, poolside dining and perhaps best of all, 24-hour room service and catering from a gourmet restaurant," Kromer added.
The Design of Hotel Palomar
"The interior of Hotel Palomar is being created to complement and highlight the striking architectural statement of Signature Tower," said James Culpepper, AIA, CMMI Principal. "As the tallest building in the southeast, Signature Tower is already commanding tremendous attention within Nashville and across the U.S. Our objective is to insure that the interior design of the hotel is as striking as the building itself, while providing guests and residents a welcome haven and a sense of gracious comfort. And of course, we are capitalizing on the dramatic views as the leading design element, allowing the outside in, and using the views to contribute to an overall sense of awe. The design accents the views and the views punctuate the design," added Culpepper.
The interior design of the Hotel Palomar is classic contemporary, marrying natural finishes and clean lines with elegant and luxurious styles and surfaces. The hotel will feature a warm neutral color palette accented with white finishes along with rich cherry and burled walnut wood millwork. In the public areas, guests will find conversational seating arrangements, including comfortable white leather cushions. Additionally, the lobby will include a marble fireplace with backlit bronze glass mesh draped around the hood, architectural lighting peering through the wood ceiling, glazing of the stone floors and white glass mosaic tiles to provide sparkle around the reception desk and lobby columns. Guestrooms are designed for sophisticated, frequent travelers to create an overall sense of calm. The oversized bathrooms shine with French gray glass tiles set inside a neutral linear ceramic tile framework. Breathtaking views and daylight fill the sleeping areas and highlight the soft tone-on-tone tree-scape upholstered wall that brings Nashville's landscape into the room and hints at the fact that this is one of the first green hotels (LEED certified) in the country.
The Hotel Palomar is scheduled to open with Signature Tower in 2010.
CMMI, Inc. is an Atlanta-based design firm that offers an integrated blend of architecture and interior design expertise. Since 1987, the firm has completed numerous high-end projects in the public and private sectors, including hotels, resorts, high-rise residences, conference centers, visitor centers and senior living facilities. CMMI provides programming, architecture, interior design, wayfinding, and sustainable "green" design services across the U.S. and abroad. For more information, please visit .

CMMI, Inc.

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