Kimpton’s Hotel Vintage Park has transformed into the Hotel Vintage, with a multi-million dollar renovation and top-to-bottom redesign. Each of the 125 newly re-imagined guest rooms are named after a Washington winery, highlighting a strong partnership with local vintners.
Guests will feel this dramatic change when stepping into the lobby, now reminiscent of a tasting room, emphasising Washington as one of the top wine-producing states in the country, including two wall-to-wall wine racks housing bottles of the best Washington wines.
“We couldn’t be more proud to raise a glass to this transformation,” said Tom Waithe, regional director of operations for Kimpton Hotels of the Pacific Northwest. “The new look and feel really embraces our position as the gateway to Washington wine. Our guests will have the true wine experience from the moment they walk through our doors.”
Seattle-based Dawson Design Associates transformed the hotel, using the European history of wine as inspiration, and blending it with a casual, Northwest look and feel. Quotes about wine from notable people decorate the walls of the hotel and guestrooms embody the spirit of wine with rich colours and textures.
More than 88,000 recycled wine corks in a variety of colours make up one-of-a-kind cork board art behind each guestroom bed. To satisfy the most technically advanced guests, each room also houses an Obsess system, allowing movies, music and more to go from a smartphone right to the room’s LCD TV.
The Hotel Vintage has partnered with 12 of the leading wineries in the state, highlighting their prominence by featuring their wines in each respective dedicated guest room and on the in-room dining menu. Each of the 12 partners, known as the ‘Grand Cru’ collection, will visit at least twice a year, to serve at the nightly wine hour.
The wineries include Alexandria Nicole Cellars, Chateau Ste. Michelle, DeLille Cellars, Dunham Cellars, Kestrel, L’Ecole, Long Shadows, Pepper Bridge, Sparkman Cellars, VaPiano, Waters Winery, and Woodhouse Wine Estates.