Kimpton Loses Multiple Properties in Bay Area including Palomar and Monaco

By Paul Riegler on 29 July 2015
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Kimpton's trademark zebra and leopoard robes in a guest room

Kimpton’s trademark zebra and leopoard robes in a guest room

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, which was acquired by InterContinental Hotels Group last December, has lost multiple hotels in the Bay Area, including the Monaco, Harbor Court, Serrano, Triton, Cypress, and Prescott.

The latest casualty is the Palomar and its restaurant, Dirty Habit, effective Tuesday. The Palomar, which has been renamed the Hotel Zelos, will be managed by Benchmark Hospitality International. The news was announced in an e-mail to the hotel group’s loyalty program members from Kimpton CEO Mike DeFrino.

The Prescott in downtown San Francisco also changed management on Tuesday. It is now a Viceroy property.

Earlier this summer, the formerly Kimpton-run Hotel Monaco in San Francisco was renamed the Marker San Francisco and is being managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts. The change impacts the hotel’s American-style tavern, BDK Restaurant, which was named after Kimpton Hotels founder Bill Drennon Kimpton. The restaurant is also being managed by Destination Hotels, although the name has not been changed.

The Harbor Court in San Francisco, as well as the Triton, are no longer Kimpton properties. Both are now being managed by OLS Hotels and Resorts. The Serrano is now being managed by Access Hotels and Resorts. The Cypress in Cupertino near Apple headquarters is now Juniper Hotel Cupertino, part of Hilton’s Curio Collection.

UPDATE – July 29, 2015 at 10:45 a.m. EDT

This article has been updated to incorporate new information about the management change at the Palomar, which was announced after the article went to press

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