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NEW YORK – (February 5, 2019) – Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Hurlburt as its new Area Director of Operations for New York and Pennsylvania and as General Manager of Kimpton Muse Hotel in Manhattan. In his new role, Matthew will oversee six Kimpton properties in both states: Kimpton Hotel Eventi, Kimpton Ink48 Hotel and Kimpton Muse Hotel in New York City; Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia and Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia and Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh.

As Area Director of Hotel Operations for New York and Pennsylvania, Matthew will work closely with the General Managers as well as with the leaders of various departments of each of the hotels to maximize potential. As General Manager of Kimpton Muse Hotel, where he will be based, Matthew will be responsible for all aspects of the hotel and its day-to-day operations, including the 181 guest rooms and 19 suites, and dining destination.  Matthew will be overseeing a multimillion-dollar renovation throughout 2019 including an innovative fitness center, refreshed public spaces, a new bar concept and an expansive new suite featuring a private gym.
“Matthew has been a member of the Kimpton family for over six years and has proven to be an invaluable leader,” said Ben Timashenka, Regional Vice President of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. “Coupled with his more than two decades of hospitality experience, we are confident that he will do a superb job overseeing six of our boutique hotels located in the key markets of New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.”

A nearly 25-year hospitality industry veteran, Matthew began his career in California, initially at Woolley’s Petite Suites in Santa Ana and then the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. He moved to Dallas, working at Hyatt Regency DFW Airport, before making his way to New York, where he worked at the Grand Hyatt New York. Matthew then headed to Washington, D.C. and from 1998 to 2012 held successive management positions at the Hyatt Fair Lakes in Fairfax, VA; Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA; Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill; and Grand Hyatt Washington. In 2012, Matthew joined Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants as General Manager of the Hotel Monaco Alexandria, and in 2013 was named Kimpton’s Area Director of Hotel Operations for the Mid-Atlantic Region, where he oversaw seven properties in Washington, D.C. totaling more than 1,100 keys and over 300 employees.

“I am delighted to take on both of these roles as Area Director of Operations and General Manager,” said Matthew. “I have been a member of the Kimpton family for many years, and I am excited to be able to work with the talented teams at each hotel to make the guest experience the best it can be.”

At Kimpton Muse Hotel, guests experience the property’s 200 rooms and suites featuring plush and playful decor, 24-hour fitness center and in-room spa services. The hotel is also walking distance from some of the city’s top attractions including Broadway shows, museums, and shopping. Kimpton Ink48 Hotel, located in Hell’s Kitchen, has 222 rooms and is known for its popular restaurant PRINT. and rooftop The Press Lounge. Kimpton Hotel Eventi, located in Chelsea, features 345 rooms and two Laurent Tourondel-helmed restaurants, L’Amico and The Vine. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia offers 268 rooms in the historic Lafayette Building along with the Red Owl Tavern serving seasonal American fare and Stratus Rooftop Lounge, while Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia features modern-meets-Art Deco décor in 230 rooms and Square 1682 restaurant. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh has 248 rooms, the popular Commoner tavern, and a rooftop biergarten.

About Kimpton Muse Hotel

Nestled in the heart of New York City, Kimpton Muse Hotel is just steps away from the world-famous shopping, sightseeing, museums, theaters, and nightlife of Broadway, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Fifth Avenue. The hotel’s 181 guestrooms and 19 suites offer modern, comfy and spacious accommodations. All guestrooms come equipped with Gaiam yoga mats, signature animal print robes, flat screen HD TVs, and luxury Atelier Bloem bath amenities exclusive to Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. In-room spa services, an on-site 24-hour fitness center, custom-designed PUBLIC bikes and a daily Wine Hour reception complete the Kimpton Muse experience. For more information, visit themusehotel.com and follow the hotel on social media: Facebook and Instagram.

About Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the original boutique hotel company, which pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, Kimpton now operates more than 60 hotels and 80 restaurants, bars and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations and up-and-coming markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, Caribbean and Greater China. Kimpton spaces and experiences center on its guests, offering inspiring design that evokes curiosity to forward-thinking flavors that feed the soul. Every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered, so that guest experiences remain meaningful, unscripted and ridiculously personal.

Kimpton’s employees, empowered to provide heartfelt service and experiences, have built a highly regarded workplace culture that appears consistently on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. As a result, Kimpton has been awarded, “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains” by J.D. Power three times.

In January 2015, Kimpton became part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.   

Contact: Kristin Huxta Bradley

kristin.bradley@kimptonhotels.com / (610) 247-6308

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