Participating Kimpton hotels include the Morrison House in Alexandria, VA and the Surfcomber in South Beach, Fla. Kimpton guests are invited to sample a tasting of a traditional nightcap spirit or liqueur, paired with an accompanying bite such as a shortbread cookie, nuts or chocolate.
Nightly samplings will vary from property to property and might include tawny port and blue cheese, scotch and shortbread, or cognac and crystalised ginger.
In keeping with Kimpton’s spirit of individuality, hotels participating in the Nightcap Programme are encouraged to interpret the offering in a way that makes sense for their unique travellers and location. For example, while most of the hotels will offer nightcaps during the evening hours from 9:00 - 10:30 most nights, at the Sky Hotel in Aspen, the tastings will likely be offered earlier to accommodate the après-ski crowd. While at locations such as the Hotel Monaco Denver and Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, guest service staff will pass out “speakeasy” cards, inviting guests to visit the front desk for a special pairing that evening.
Kimpton plans to roll-out the Nightcap Programme to additional hotels within its portfolio over the year ahead. Current participating hotels include:
• Surfcomber (South Beach, Fla.)
• Morrison House (Alexandria, VA)
• Topaz (Washington, DC)
• Hotel Madera (Washington, DC)
• Hotel Monaco Alexandria (Virginia)
• Hotel Monaco DC
• Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
• Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
• Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
• Hotel Allegro (Chicago)
• Hotel Monaco Denver
• Sky Hotel (Aspen, Colo.)
• Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City
• Hotel Monaco Portland
• RiverPlace Hotel (Portland, Ore.)
• Canary Hotel (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
• Hotel La Jolla
“At Kimpton, our nightly Wine Hour has always been a very popular feature and provides us with a wonderful opportunity to engage with our guests in a meaningful social way. The new Nightcap Programme takes this a step further, allowing us to honour a much loved tradition, showcase our fantastic selection of delicious spirits and innovate on how we interact with our guests,” said Master Sommelier and Kimpton’s Senior Director of National Beverage Programmes, Emily Wines. “It’ll be fun to see how different hotels bring this to life from location to location”.