From: The Trust for Public Land
Published October 20, 2004 09:53 PM

Kimpton Hotels Partners With TPL, Benefits Conservation Work

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 10/20/04 - A night's rest at a Kimpton Hotel will not only refresh you, it will help save land and create new parks. A leader in renovating unique buildings into innovative and eco-friendly hotels, Kimpton Hotels (www.kimptonhotels.com) announced today a new nationwide partnership with the leading national conservation nonprofit working to conserve land for people, the Trust for Public Land (TPL, www.tpl.org). The partnership includes the "TPL Rate" at all Kimpton Hotels. When a guest asks for the TPL Rate, he or she receives the best available rate and Kimpton makes a donation of $10 to benefit TPL's conservation mission in cities and communities across America.


"It's not just about conserving energy with sheet and towel programs-we must make a commitment to saving the earth," said Steve Pinetti, Kimpton Senior Vice President for Sales & Marketing. "This partnership is a very important element of our overall eco-program. Knowing that we are part of a planet - not just part of an industry, Kimpton recognizes the need to protect our natural resources. We are proud to be affiliated with TPL and the amazing work they do to protect the environment. We hope to raise significant funds for their mission."


Kimpton Hotels has a global, eco-friendly outlook that includes a sense of responsibility, appreciation and care for the planet. Kimpton is committed to offering travelers the option of eco-friendly accommodations. Kimpton begins conserving at the top, using recyclable paper and soy ink on all collateral and correspondence in the San Francisco-based home office. Other eco-friendly activities at Kimpton Hotel include water saving and recycle programs, the company also has plans to develop eco-floors at its 38 hotels nationwide.


Kimpton's Hotel Triton, now a completely "green" and eco-friendly hotel, was the first to introduce an eco-friendly floor. In 2004, Hotel Triton stepped up its efforts with the creation of environmentally conscious celebrity suites and rooms. The Hotel Triton has been selected by the California Integrated Waste Management Board as the model for it Green Hotels Program.


Additionally, Kimpton Hotels has developed significant partnerships to further its environmentally friendly philosophy. Danny Seo, leading eco-stylist, environmental advocate and contributor to Organic Style magazine serves as an eco-consultant for Kimpton Hotels.


"Hiking America's great trails, visiting parks in America's cities, biking America's river paths and greenways-can all be tiring recreation," said Will Rogers, TPL president. "We work hard to help communities provide places where people can play and enjoy nature, and Kimpton will give those on the go a delightful and eco-friendly place to rest. We're thrilled to be associated with a company dedicated to renovation and environmentally sound hotel management. And their commitment to TPL's mission is wonderful."


TPL will supply each Kimpton Hotel room with a copy of its four-color national magazine, Land&People.


The Trust for Public Land is a national land conservation nonprofit organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. Since its founding in 1972, TPL has helped protect more than 1.9 million acres in 46 states. TPL depends on the support of individuals, foundations and corporations. Visit TPL on the Web at www.tpl.org


Kimpton is a San Francisco-based company known for its collection of stylish independent lifestyle hotels that are coupled with fine chef-driven restaurants. Founded in 1981, the company currently operates 38 hotels and restaurants across the United States and Canada. Kimpton's combination of unique design, outstanding service and an adjacent destination restaurant has proven a great success. Kimpton's signature elements are care, comfort, style, flavor and fun. The company recently opened the Onyx Hotel in Boston, and 70 Park Avenue Hotel in New York City. Kimpton will re-launch the Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove, Florida in early 2005 and the Hotel Solamar will open in San Diego in April of 2005. Kimpton will also be expanding to South Beach, Florida in 2005 and additional projects are also underway in Chicago and the Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.kimptonhotels.com or call 1-800-Kimpton.


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