Posted March 9, 2015

Kimpton Nightcap Program Promotes Sweet Dreams

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Kimpton Nightcap Program

Photo: Neal Santos

The National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Awareness Week just ended yesterday and daylight-saving time just began (that’s one less hour of z’s, folks), so forgive us if we have bedtime on the brain. But we have some news that should make for some pretty sweet dreams: We’ve started a Nightcap Program.

Patterned after our evening wine hour, we’re offering nightcap nips like port, brandy or cognac — paired with cookies, cheese or other treats — when you swing by the front desk at 17 (and counting) hotels. The pairings will be seasonally and regionally driven — perhaps some chilled limoncello accompanied by frozen berries at a coastal spot, while up in the mountains you might find sherry and chocolate, après ski-style. The only things that could make your evening cozier would be footie pajamas and lullabies.

Kimpton Nightcap Program

Photo: Neal Santos

Most Nightcaps will take place from 9 to 10:30pm on various nights throughout the week, making it a perfect way to unwind from a busy day. Or for you night owls, it’s the perfect aperitif to kick off your evening festivities. Either way, if you miss out on it, don’t worry … we know where you can find some great bars and lounges.

Here are the hotels where the Kimpton Nightcap Program is currently up and running … look for more to be added in the months to come.

Updated July 1, 2015

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25 Comments

  1. Deborah Amos says:

    You really need to bring one to Texas.

    • Mark Hiss Mark Hiss says:

      Ask and you shall receive, Deborah: Austin and San Antonio are coming soon! Plus we already have Hotel Lumen in Dallas, near the SMU campus.

  2. gary king says:

    Sounds great

  3. Kristin Tribou says:

    What a great idea, it would be wonderful if you could bring it to the Argonaut before we visit in April!

  4. john lancaster says:

    Have reserved in the Brice Apl 7-9. Pls advise if it will particitate bybthen. Tks

  5. Just Me says:

    What about a non drink hotel member perk?

    Hi there,
    This sound great…BUT why is every hotel perk discriminating against healthy people.
    Even the source you just mentioned, National Sleep Foundation, says “Alcohol, cigarettes and caffeine can disrupt sleep.” Adding fat (e.g. cheese) and sugar (cookies) to that is not helping… other than to slow effect of alcohol on an empty stomach.
    Acc to Denver.org:
    “Alcoholic drinks pack more of a wallop than at sea level. It is recommended that you go easy on the alcohol in the mountains (e.g. Denver), as its effects will feel stronger here.”
    Acc to drinkaware.co.uk:
    “”As the alcohol starts to wear off, your body can come out of deep sleep and back into REM sleep, which is much easier to wake from. That’s why you often wake up after just a few hours sleep when you’ve been drinking.”

    How about an alternate perk for people who choose not to drink (health, medical, religion, etc)?
    What about having a lunge so someone could skype to their family back home to say goodnight?
    Ideally away from the loud hotel bar. In the Kimpton membership a person could select the type of perk, alcoholic or non. You even offer “Wine rates” sometimes… so you are favoring with perks & lower rates people who drink, and purposely alienate long-time InTouch members who pay higher rates for the same room type (or just give up “perks” with nothing in exchange).
    So much for “the (paying) customer being right.”
    Why is it the hotel defines what “all people” consider a benefit? Other industries are much more personalized….where a guest can choose their own experience.
    Thanks for reading, but wonder if the industry is too big to listen to regular paying customers.

    • Mark Hiss Mark Hiss says:

      We’re glad you brought that up. Sometimes our passion for fine wines and craft cocktails can appear to take over our program, but we strongly believe in balance so we try to focus just as much on healthy lifestyle choices.

      All our guests have access to in-room yoga mats, bicycles, the hotel gyms, and running maps. Some of our hotels also have complimentary “Run with the GM” programs, as well as morning yoga classes.

      As for the Karma Rewards program, we truly hope we offer something for all of our wonderful members. Our Raid the Bar card, for example, is good for both alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. Just ask any of our bartenders and they’ll be happy to whip up a delicious and healthy “mocktail” for you at any time.

      And while some of our packages do include “Wine Rates,” the majority of our special offers are not alcohol-related. Romantic getaways, bed and breakfast stays, ski specials, cherry blossom experiences, pet-friendly packages — those are just a sample of the special offers we make available to everyone. Right now, the Chicago Palomar is even offering a Health and Wellness package that includes swimming, kid’s yoga classes, and lots of healthy snacks for the entire family.

      Don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any further concerns that we can address. We want all of our guests — and especially our Karma Rewards members — to know how important they are to us whenever they’re in our care.

  6. Just Me says:

    Sorry there was a typo. It should have read “Lounge” for nite cap skype – to say goodnight or read a bedtime story to family you are far away from.

  7. Debra Martin says:

    Sounds like a great idea! What about the Allegro in Chicago? And room service, too! We’re hosting a destination, 4 day Memorial Day wedding weekend there & would LOVE to offer room service to our guests!

    • Mark Hiss Mark Hiss says:

      Yup … nightcaps and room service, Debra. Sounds like you’re going to have quite the celebration!

    • Mark Hiss Mark Hiss says:

      Hi, Debra — We made a little oopsie here … Hotel Allegro has not rolled out its nightcap program (yet!). Hopefully by the time you’re staying there it will be up and running. And unfortunately, there isn’t room service. Sorry for the confusion.

  8. Cindy says:

    I am at the Alexandria Monaco but there’s no nightcap in sight at the front desk today.

  9. Howard says:

    What about The Marlowe in Cambridge MA?

  10. Lois Williams says:

    Can’t wait to give it a try! Can you bring the program to The George?

  11. Tom Madsen says:

    NYC, the city that never sleeps, can use the Nightcap program. Hope to see it at one of your 4 great hotels there. Will check it out at the Lumen later this month.

  12. Mike says:

    LOVE this idea! Very classy. We’ll be at the Surfcomber tonight. You guys are the best.

  13. Gerard Stillwagon says:

    Be nice if you put Firesky in Scottsdale, AZ on the list too. Such a relaxing atmosphere there, would be nice to have a night cap too….will be there in August, hope you get them on the list by then….thanks much…

  14. Rose says:

    How about the Palomar in DC? I’m heading there in April!

  15. Mark Little says:

    Let’s get this started at Tomo before I arrive at the end of the month! Sounds like a great program.

  16. Marcie Molek says:

    Any chance that Seattle will join this list soon? Like, by next week for our stay at the Alexis?

  17. Wendy G says:

    Will the Palomar in Washington DC have this in June?????

    • Mark Hiss Mark Hiss says:

      We’re not sure yet, Wendy, but we’ll keep this post updated with a list of the hotels that have the program.

  18. John Raker says:

    1st stay at Vero & Palm Beaches this week. Nightcap Program sounds great! Is it available at both locations.

    Thank You & love IC Kimpton Karma