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Celebrate the Fun of Summer With Hula Hoop Upgrades, Popsicles and More

DENVER, June 26, 2009 – Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Denver is celebrating summer by serving as the city’s very own Summer Playground, with fun freebies and a special value-added package available now through Labor Day.  All guests will enjoy complimentary amenities including popsicles and sangria at wine hour and playful summer-themed offerings such as the chance to win an upgrade at check-in by hula hooping for 20 seconds.  Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco has also introduced Wii games to nightly wine hour in the hotel lobby, where guests can compete against friends and family.  Whether travelers are looking for a getaway close-to-home or an easy way to entertain out-of-town visitors, guests can escape economic doldrums with guilt-free summer splurges such as:

  • Gam! e for upgrades: Try your luck at receiving a free upgrade at check-in (based on availability) by hula hooping for 20 seconds or playing Rock, Paper, Scissors.
  • Sangria Happy Hour: Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Denver is spicing up wine hour with sangria.  Sip, sing and snack with complimentary sangria and bites, while listening to summer-themed tunes.
  • Play dirty or play nice: Pick your fun with “Play Dirty - Temptation” and “Play Nice – Honey Kiss” cocktails, available for purchase at Panzano restaurant, adjacent to the hotel.
  • Game on: Get competitive with summertime games at wine hour, such as a virtual Wii golf, baseball and tennis games.
  • Time to play: Pick up a copy of the concierge’s playlist at the front! desk, filled with local summertime activities.
  • Tag, you’re it!: Grab a Playground-themed luggage tag in the hotel lobby.

Travelers on the lookout for an affordable summer getaway can book the Summer Playground package at Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Denver, which starts at $229 and includes:

  • Deluxe overnight accommodations ∑ $25 dining credit at Panzano restaurant, adjacent to the hotel
  • In-room movie and popcorn delivered right to your door (upon request) 
  • Summer sangria at wine hour every evening 
  • A! fternoon ice cream pops in the hotel lobby

“With the stress and strain of the economy, we want to encourage travelers to have some fun and enjoy the many free activities our hotel and the city of Denver have to offer,” said Von de Luna, general manager at Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Denver.  “These playful amenities are just another way we are bringing Mile High Fun to the guest experience and creating memorable summer vacations.”

The complimentary Summer Playground amenities and hotel package are available at Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Denver for travel through September 7, 2009.  For more information or reservations, please visit and enter PLGD into the rate code box, or call 800-990-1303 and request the Summer Playground package.

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A sophisticated and stylish hotel in downtown Denver, the AAA Four-Diamond rated Hotel Monaco invites guests to indulge their senses while having some “Mile High Fun.”  A boutique hotel offering eclectic charm and worldly sophistication, the Hotel Monaco, a pet-friendly Kimpton Hotel, is within easy walking distance of all the urban adventures that today's downtown Denver offers. Combined with the hotel's refreshingly daring, rich and bold interiors, guests enjoy modern hotel accommodations, complimentary nightly wine hour, themed suites, and one of the best restaurants in Denver – Panzano.  Voted one of the "Top 500 Best Hotels in the World" by Travel & Leisure and one of Conde Nast’s “Gold List,” the Hotel Monaco has 189 rooms and 3,600 square feet of meeting space in the heart of dow! ntown Denver.  For more information, call 800-990-1303 or visit

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a collection of boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants in the US and Canada, is an acknowledged industry pioneer and was the first to bring the boutique hotel concept to America. Founded in 1981 by Bill Kimpton, the company is well-known for making travelers feel welcomed and comfortable while away from home through intuitive and unscripted customer care, stylish ambience and having a certain playfulness in its approach to programs and amenities. Each hotel provides a range of exciting culinary experiences through locally-loved, top-rated, destination, chef-driven restaurants.  Kimpton leads the hospitality industry in ecological practices through its innovative EarthCare programs that span all hotels and ! restaurants. Privately held Kimpton has consistently earned high customer satisfaction scores by the Market Metrix Hospitality Index, exceeding other hotel companies including those in luxury and upscale segments. Among the company’s newest properties are Hotel Palomar Atlanta and restaurants Pacci Ristorante by Chef Keira Moritz and AltoRex lounge in Atlanta, GA, which opened in May 2009. Currently, projects are underway in New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Chicago. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-KIMPTON.


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