It was a great year to bring in the new. Kimpton welcomed seven hotels in 2012 in all parts of the country. Each one has something different to offer, from rich history to rooftop lounges. Here’s how each stands out.
Place where nature takes your breath away: Hotel La Jolla, where most guestrooms have far-reaching views of the Pacific Ocean, and the beach and Torrey Pines State Park is just minutes away.
Where history comes alive: Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, housed in the iconic Lafayette Building in the Center City historic district, where you can walk to Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall.
Design lovers’ dream: Washington D.C.’s Donovan House, a stylish, edgy enclave decked out with futuristic-looking swing chairs in the lobby and cocoon showers in the guestrooms.
Shopping, dining and entertainment central: Hotel Palomar Phoenix CityScape, located in the middle of city attractions, from a stand-up comedy club to nightclubs to major sports arenas.
Spot with a sizzling rooftop scene: Santa Barbara’s Canary Hotel, where guests flock to The Perch on the sixth floor for juicy wines and views of the Santa Ynez mountains and pretty red-tiled roofs.
Destination for active lifestyles: Portland’s RiverPlace Hotel on the banks of the Willamette River, where you can set off on a kayak or jet boat, or take advantage of the bicycling and running paths.
Dreamy penthouse: The Hotel Wilshire in Los Angeles, where a 1,100-square-foot penthouse has a dining area for ten people and views of the Hollywood Hills from a private rooftop terrace.
Happy 2013, everyone!