The world was righted a bit today… at least in our book. With the Supreme Court ruling the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and reinstating same-sex marriage in California, we are another important step closer to marriage equality. It was a vote for inclusion, fairness and respect — things we stand behind as a company, and we look forward to the day when all of our employees and guests in every state can marry the person they love.
We were proud to lift our voices in support of marriage equality by joining a broad-based coalition of American businesses that signed on to briefs filed with the Supreme Court, urging it to strike down both Prop 8 and DOMA. Doing this only felt natural; since Kimpton’s inception more than 30 years ago, we’ve stood beside our LGBT employees and the community. We’ll continue to stand up for equality for all and the right for everyone in the U.S. to marry whom they love.
Until the law in all states agrees with us, we look forward to assisting all couples with their marriage plans at our hotels and restaurants in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Washington and the District of Columbia; and we are honored to assist same-sex couples with their commitment ceremony at any of our hotels. Because we’re all for equality. And we’re all for love.
thank you so much for sending this!! I already loved kimpton but now I love you even more!! you are the best.
What can I say…I love my wife (married in California in 2008) and I love Kimpton!
Time for celebration! Thanks to Kimpton Hotels for all the support provided to the community. It is one of the main reasons I look for and stay with Kimpton Hotels.
Thanks Kimpton for always standing up for what is right.
Thank you Kimpton, one of the many reasons why my husband and I and our kids love to stay at your hotels!
Kimpton is a breath of fresh air!!! You are all so wonderful 🙂
Thank you Kimpton for your support! As others have said, I’ve always been impressed by the Kimpton family, and this just reinforces that sentiment.
Thank you Kimpton!!!! I cannot think of a better way to celebrate this news than the stay my husband (and partner of 23 years), who can now get a green card, and I have planned for this weekend to celebrate his birthday at the Surfcomber.
Yay! We will be so happy to welcome you to the Surfcomber. In fact, we’d like to arrange a special little something for you. Would you please email me the name your reservation is under. You can email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheers – Kelly
Thank you Kimpton for making this statement and stand. It is a ground breaking moment for human rights for everyone and it will prove that discrimination in any form is un-American. It will also send a message to any nation who believes that homophobia is acceptable and the persecution of LGBT is permissible.
My partner of over 30 years, now my husband, our guests and I stayed at Hotel Monaco DC for our wedding only a little over two weeks ago. Thank you Kimpton for being on the right side of this issue!
For years Kimpton has been my hotel of choice when I travel, and that relationship grows even stronger with your words and actions of support for the LGBT community. Thanks!
great corporate stance, all thank you for your courageous support
Thank you Kimpton – my loyalty remains and is stronger after this posting! thank you for standing by everyone and treating us fair and equal from day one. You are our first choice and may there be a Kimpton in the city we Honeymoon…!
Reminds me why I love Kimpton and loyalty matters.
Thank you Kimpton for being such strong supporters of the LGBT cause. Doing the right thing is something that you should be very proud of today.
Support. Integrity. Style. And … fun! Just a few of the many reasons Kimpton hotels are my favorite place to stay when traveling. Many thanks, Kimpton, for the many layers of your your care.
What an amazing company! I have had great experiences staying at your hotels and working with your staff at Epic in Miami to host an event. Whenever I plan a trip, I look to Kimpton.
This morning I have received tons of e-newsletters, as I do every morning. This was the first, and so far only, email from a company celebrating today’s decision. I am so impressed and proud to support Kimpton. Thank you and well done!
I was planning to come back. Now I will go out of my way to come back.
This is an historic day! The LGBT situation in America is forever changed!
Thanks Kimpton – one of the reasons why I’m an InTouch member 😉
…does Kimpton have a presence in Pride parades?
Business trip to San Francisco and Los Angeles next week, hotels changed from Hilton to Kimpton today.
Michael, that honestly made our day, thank you for such a high compliment. If there’s anything we can do to help you with your reservations, just give us a shout at 1-800-546-7866
Thanks for your support. In August 2008, my husband and I stayed at the San Diego Solamar after our wedding. It’s just one of many Kimptons that has welcomed us for both business and pleasure travel. We’ll be back!
Kimpton team –
Great note and timing leading up to Seattle pride this weekend!
Thanks for posting and looking forward to my next stay!
It seems this message goes way beyond marketing!!! I felt the “heart” in it and it warmed me. Loyal to Kimpton!
Thanks to Kimpton for now just stating your support but for actually taking action on it. You’ve been a great supporter of LGBT rights initiatives in my city (Washington) on projects for which I’ve volunteered and been employed. Our community recognizes it and appreciates it.
Much love back to you!
Thank you for having the courage to make such a “risky” statement publicly, as so few businesses would. I am very much looking forward to my first stay at The Muse in August!
What fantastic news! I am now even more delighted that my partner and I have already made our booking to stay at Ink 48 when we visit New York in October! Can’t wait!
You guys are wonderful! I remember when my partner and I stayed at Ink48 for our anniversary a couple of years ago, and we were treated wonderfully by the staff. While it’s not always financially feasible for us to stay at Kimpton hotels, we do try when we can.
Congrats to your hotel for being so progressive! Looking forward to staying at your hotel soon.
Kimpton Hotels are the very best…Love, Love, Love you !
Wow! What an amazing and heartfelt message. It demonstrates to me how companies CAN care and take a stand on important issues. Though I don’t identify as LGBT, I still consider myself a strong ally and part of this community. I hope, in the near future, all our friends in the States will have the equality and respect that we enjoy in Canada. Thank you for reminding me why I love Kimpton Hotels!
Thanks to you for all your good wishes and support. There is a reason we love your hotels. We will be celebrating the 4th of July with you at Amara. Such an exciting day. When we get our “real wedding” as soon as possible we will be staying at the Monaco in SF on that night. Yeah!!!
I truly admire you for posting the news!! Even though I am not gay I believe one should be able to chose who to marry. Happiness to all!!!
Thank you Kimpton for doing what has been right all along. Let us celebrate together a more inclusive America, even though we have more work to do. We always stay at your properties if one is available where we’re going. Peace and good fortune!
Thanks for your company’s support of our gay sons. Hopefully NM will follow the lead of enlighten states and give my sons the right to marry.
Stays4Gays.com is so proud of Kimpton Hotels. We sell their properties, and always will! Love for Kimpton!!!!
Thank you for your support. I found you by accident, but will stay with you for life.
Y’all are terrific. Thank you for this.
This just made my day! What a wonderful bunch these “Kimptons” are. 🙂 Congrats and hello from Canada! And heck – big hugs to ya all!! 😉
Been a Kimpton fan for years and have appreciated the hotels’ signature inclusiveness and welcoming atmosphere. Thanks for your continuing support. The fact that this kind of policy just makes good business sense will (I believe) move the hold out states to rethink their position.
Love me some Kimpton! You all rock!
Thank you – we love your hotels & remain loyal customers – thanks for your long term support
thanks love Kimpton
Thank you!!! Kimptonites, you have always been there for us. I appreciate you caring and support. I have been staying when able in Kimptons for several years now and LOVE your staff, space, caring and support.
We were married last weekend after a 16 year wait . We are in Sedona at Amara. They celebrated us with champagne and and fruit and cheese tray. We love your hotels. Thank you.