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Kimpton Hotels Proudly Introduces Gay and Lesbian Honeymoon Packages

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Kimpton Hotels continues their long-standing commitment to the gay and lesbian community by encouraging same-sex couples to celebrate their commitment to each other with honeymoon packages at select hotels in San Francisco, Seattle, Cambridge and Portland.

"For years, gays and lesbians have been some of Kimpton's most frequent and loyal guests," said Andrew Freeman, Vice President of Public Relations and Strategic Partnerships, Kimpton Hotels. "We are excited to see all of our guests affirming their commitment to each other across the country. Gay and lesbian couples have never had the freedom to ask for honeymoon packages. We're providing a service to people who need it, and have never enjoyed the freedom to ask for it."

"Kimpton Hotels recognizes our unique properties provide ideal settings for all couples celebrating their commitment to each other. All cities where honeymoon packages are being offered are beautiful and romantic destinations, with populations known to be gay-friendly. We've designed these packages to help newlyweds, regardless of sexual orientation, celebrate their relationships. These unique packages reaffirm our commitment to serving the needs of all our guests, including recently married gay and lesbian couples."

Honeymoon packages are available to all couples throughout 2004. To learn more, call the individual property offering the promotion or visit www.kimptongroup.com, and locate the property of interest for more details.

The following honeymoon packages, at select Kimpton Hotels, will turn special moments into lasting memories:

SAN FRANCISCO

Galleria Park Hotel, Harbor Court Hotel, Hotel Triton and Juliana Hotel Freedom to Honeymoon

Package includes: Deluxe guestroom accommodations, a bottle of champagne upon arrival and a set of souvenir toasting glasses to toast your nuptials, a Gay/Lesbian Pocket Guide to explore the city and a disposable camera to capture memories of your magical moments. Participating hotels will also add their own surprise touches throughout your stay. Optional services include: wedding receptions in one of our partner restaurants, limousine services, theater tickets and excursions to the wine country.

Details: The "Freedom to Honeymoon" package is subject to availability on weekends only, based on double occupancy and does not include 14% hotel tax.

- Galleria Park Hotel - $149 for a deluxe guestroom. The Galleria Park Hotel is located at 191 Sutter Street, San Francisco, Calif., 94104. Call (415) 781-3060 locally or (866) 756-3036 toll free and ask for the "Freedom to Honeymoon" package. www.galleriapark.com

- Harbor Court Hotel - $199 for a deluxe guestroom. The Harbor Court Hotel is located at 165 Stuart Street, San Francisco, Calif., 94105. Call (415) 882-1300 locally or (800) 346-0555 toll free and ask for the "Freedom to Honeymoon" package. www.harborcourthotel.com

- Hotel Triton - $179 for a deluxe guestroom. The Hotel Triton is located at 342 Grant Street, San Francisco, Calif., 94108. Call (415) 394-0500 locally or (800) 800-1299 toll-free and ask for the "Freedom to Honeymoon" package. www.hoteltriton.com

- Juliana Hotel - $159 for a deluxe guestroom or $179 for a suite. The Juliana Hotel is located at 590 Bush Street, San Francisco, Calif., 94108. Call (415) 392-2540 locally or (866) 325-9457 toll free and ask for the "Freedom to Honeymoon" package. www.julianahotel.com

Palomar Hotel
Love American Style

Package includes: Deluxe suite accommodations with separate dining/living room area and a private in-room three-course dinner for two prepared by Laurent Gras, executive chef of the acclaimed Fifth Floor, complete with personal server and sommelier Belinda Chang to pair the perfect wines with dinner. The package also includes a chilled bottle of champagne upon arrival, a bed of rose petals, a bottle of massage oil, a personalized menu with the romantic title of your choice and parking.

Details: The package is based on double occupancy, subject to availability, does not include beverage and additional courses, tax or 20% service charge.

Price and contact information: $600 per night, double occupancy. The Palomar Hotel is located at 12 Fourth Street, San Francisco, Calif., 94103. Call (415) 348-1111 locally or (877) 294-9711 toll free and ask for the "Love American Style" package. www.hotelpalomar.com

Tuscan Inn

To be or "knot" to be, "I do in San Francisco"
Package includes: Deluxe accommodations in king room, champagne reception upon arrival, rose petals on bed, basket with strawberries and whipped cream, Café Pescatore cash ($25 daily), toast and announcement during complimentary wine hour, free local calls to contact all your friends in San Francisco, wireless connection to email all your friends and family of your joyous event and late check out.

Details: The package is valid until April 30, 2004 and must be booked directly through hotel. The package is based on availability and does not include tax.

Price and contact information: $139.00 per night, double occupancy. The Best Western Tuscan Inn is located at 425 Northpoint Street, San Francisco, Calif. 94133. Call (415) 561-1100 locally, ask to speak with Tonya Mattox, reservations manager and ask for the "To be or 'knot' to be, 'I do in San Francisco" package. www.tuscaninn.com

Monticello Inn and Villa Florence Hotel

Celebrate Over the Rainbow
Package includes: Deluxe accommodations, bottle of La Tour wine and chocolates in room upon check-in
Details: Package is based upon availability and does not include tax

Prices and contact information:

- Monticello Inn
$109 for a deluxe guestroom. The Monticello Inn is located at 127 Ellis Street, San Francisco, Calif. 94102. Call (415) 392-8800 locally or (866) 778-6169 toll free and ask for the "Celebrate Over the Rainbow" package. www.monticelloinn.com

- Villa Florence Hotel
$119 double occupancy. The Villa Florence Hotel is located at 225 Powell Street, San Francisco, Calif. 94102. Call (415) 397-7700 locally or (866) 823-4669 toll free and ask for the "Celebrate Over the Rainbow" package. www.villaflorence.com

Argonaut Hotel
Chart Your Course for Romance

Package Includes: Deluxe king suite with view, a full bottle of champagne on arrival, full breakfast for two in Blue Mermaid Chowder House and Bar or through room service, a spa basket with lotion, massage oil, sea sponges and bubble bath, a Ghirardelli chocolate amenity and valet parking for one car per day
Details: The package is based on double occupancy, subject to availability and does not include tax

Price and contact information: $495 per night, double occupancy. The Argonaut Hotel is located at 495 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, Calif., 94109 or call (415) 563-0800 locally and (800) 790-1415 in the U.S., and ask for the Chart Your Course for Romance package. www.argonauthotel.com

PORTLAND

Hotel Vintage Plaza
Vintage Romance Package

Package includes: Rose petals, chilled champagne, a warm swirling bath filled with bath salts, a relaxing continental breakfast in bed and complimentary valet parking

Details: The package is based on double occupancy, subject to availability and does not include tax Price and contact information: Rates starting at $104.25/deluxe guestroom or $119.25/specialty room or suite when a recent marriage license (1 month or less) is presented. The Hotel Vintage Plaza is located at 422 SW Broadway, Portland, Ore. 97205. Call (503) 228-1212 locally or (800) 243-0555 in the U.S. and ask for the "Vintage Romance Package". www.vintageplaza.com

SEATTLE

Hotel Monaco Seattle
Rainbow Retreat

Package includes: Overnight accommodations for two, chilled champagne or sparkling cider upon arrival, a chocolate aphrodisiac treat at turn down, a gift box of bath and massage items, an evening wine reception in the hotel lobby, and late check-out of 2 p.m.

Details: The package is based on double occupancy, subject to availability and does not include tax Price and contact information: Rates for the package begin at $229 Contact information: The Hotel Monaco Seattle is located at 1101 4th Avenue, Seattle, Wash., 98101. Call (206) 621-1770 locally and ask for the "Rainbow Retreat." www.monaco-seattle.com

Hotel Vintage Park
Passion Palace

Package includes: Overnight accommodations for two in a king premier guestroom, champagne on ice and a fresh bouquet of roses in-room upon arrival. Fresh strawberries and whipped cream may be "summoned" from room service for a late-night sweet treat as well. Upon notifying the concierge, guests will receive special recognition during wine hour in the hotel lobby with a toast to the new couple, as well as late check-out at 3 p.m.
Details: The package is based on double occupancy, subject to availability and does not include tax Price and contact information: Rates for the package begin at $299. The Hotel Vintage Park is located at 1100 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, Wash., 98101. Call (206) 624-8000 locally and ask for the "Passion Palace" package. www.vintaagepark.com

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.

Hotel Marlowe: Love in the City Package includes: Deluxe guest room accommodations, champagne and a sweet treat delivered to room upon arrival, a $50 credit towards room service or Bambara restaurant, an extended checkout until 3 p.m. and complimentary valet parking.
Details: The package is available on Friday, Saturday or Sunday night, is based on double occupancy, subject to availability and does not include tax.
Price and contact information: Rates for the package begin at $219. The Hotel Marlowe is located at 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd. Cambridge, Mass., 02141. Call (617) 868-8000 locally or (800) 825-7140 toll free and ask for the "Love in the City" package. www.hotelmarlowe.com.

About Kimpton
Kimpton is a San Francisco-based company known for its collection of stylish boutique hotels that are coupled with fine chef-driven restaurants. Founded in 1981, the company currently operates 39 hotels and restaurants across the United States and Canada. Kimpton's combination of boutique-style, four-star 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 Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge, Mass. and the Argonaut Hotel located in the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park at Fisherman's Wharf. Upcoming openings include: Onyx Hotel in Boston in the spring of 2004, 70 Park Avenue Hotel in New York City in the summer of 2004 and the Hotel Solamar in San Diego in April of 2005. For more information, please visit www.kimptongroup.com or call 1-800-Kimpton.

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