Posted December 31, 2012

A Look Back at 2012

Kimpton Buzz

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.

Hotel La Jolla

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.

Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

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.

Hotel Palomar Phoenix CityScape

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.

Canary Hotel

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.

RiverPlace Hotel

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.

The Hotel Wilshire

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!



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  1. Gwen Coburn-Brown says:

    I am in love with your style, specifically the Hotel Monoco in Philadelphia! I want to go there just to stay in this beautiful hotel. I’m very interested in the black and white neoclassical wall treatments. Would you share the information about the?
    Thank you for your kind response.

    • Mark Hiss Mark Hiss says:

      Hi, Gwen — Sorry for the delayed response, but we do have some info for you. Our design team says the figurative wallcovering is a custom design based on antique French line art, so unfortunately it’s not available commercially. The floral pattern, though, is from Wolf-Gordon ( It’s a style called Bloomsbury Damask — but the version you see in the hotel has been custom colored.