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Kimpton Announces Parks for People Campaign

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SAN FRANCISCO—As part of its ongoing EarthCare environmental program, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants announced the 2006 Parks for People campaign, a partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL).

Dedicated to nurturing both its guests and the environment, Kimpton is partnering with the well respected and recognized TPL, the only national nonprofit dedicated to conserving land for public recreation and enjoyment. The 2006 campaign will include events and outreach in all hotel locations during the months of June and July.

“Kimpton has always held a strong, eco-friendly outlook at all levels of the organization, which includes a sense of responsibility, appreciation and care for the planet,” says Niki Leondakis, chief operating officer of Kimpton Hotels. “Our Trust for Public Land partnership—and Kimpton’s EarthCare initiative as a whole—demonstrates our unyielding commitment to make a difference for the environment on a local, national and global level.”

In just one year, Kimpton’’s EarthCare recycling and water-preservation programs have saved approximately 347 trees and enough water to fill 681 747 aircrafts. In addition to Kimpton’s efforts to recycle and maintain low-flow water systems, the company has, in a single year, spared the Earth from the estimated equivalent of more than 14 Olympic-sized pools of toxic waste by using only nontoxic cleaning solutions and air fresheners.

Community Service Events

As part of the TPL partnership, Kimpton employees and guests will work together on a variety of environmental community service events including organic wine hours with local TPL staff, eco-friendly fund-raising events, percentage-of-sale donations for green KimptonStyle products and cross-promotional regional charity events. Kimpton’s New York hotels and restaurants, 70 park avenue hotel, The Muse, silverleaf tavern, and District restaurant, are banding together to host “Party in the Park.” On the June 21, summer solstice, guests were invited to celebrate the great outdoors inside with a specially created indoor park at silverleaf tavern. Guests sipped on “Cocktails for Conservation” and grazed on complimentary appetizers from silverleaf tavern at this green-themed Summer soiree.

Over the two years that Kimpton has partnered with TPL, over $90,000 has been raised for the organization and Kimpton has attracted business to Kimpton Hotels nationwide from eco-conscious companies and organizations.

“Parks are vital to livable, lovable cities,” says Will Rogers, TPL president. “Kimpton Hotel’s commitment to Parks for People is about just that—quality of life close to home. And they certainly know about quality of life on the road.”

For more information, go to www.kimptonhotels.com.

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