Starting on Monday this week, guests at select Kimpton hotels have been able to participate to a nightcap program.
Guests will most likely receive a small pour of brandy, cognac, or port that is paired with a small bite. This is offered usually between 9PM to 10:30PM, although hotels are free to set the hours.
You can access Kimpton’s press release about this announcement here.
Here are the participating hotels:
- 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
Here’s part of the press release:
Starting this week at participating Kimpton hotels such as the Morrison House in Alexandria, VA and the Surfcomber in South Beach, Kimpton guests will be invited to sample a tasting of a traditional nightcap spirit or liqueur such as brandy, cognac or port, 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 crystalized ginger.
In keeping with Kimpton’s spirit of individuality, hotels participating in the Nightcap Program are encouraged to interpret the offering in a way that makes sense for their unique travelers and location. For example, while most of the hotels will offer nightcaps during the evening hours from 9-10:30 most nights, at the Sky Hotel in Aspen, the tastings will likely be offered earlier to accommodate the après-ski crowd. 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.
“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 Program takes this a step further, allowing us to honor 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 Programs, Emily Wines. “It’ll be fun to see how different hotels bring this to life from location to location. For example, a beachfront hotel or resort might offer an ice cold limoncello with skewers of frozen berries, while a mountainside hotel might sample sherry or port and chocolate — the creative combinations are endless.”
Wines added that Kimpton guests who miss the hotel’s evening Nightcap, “are still welcome to join us at the bar.”
Any LoyaltyLobby readers out there that took part of this Nightcap program at any of the Kimpton hotels mentioned above?