“And at 5pm we have our complimentary wine hour where you’re welcome to join us for free wine, snacks, and massages”, he said as he handed us two keys to yet another stunning Kimpton suite.
“I’m sorry, complimentary wine, snacks and…massages, you said?”, I enquired quizzically.
“Yes ma’am, Tuesday through Saturday we offer complimentary massages as part of our social wine hour. Will there be anything else?”
“Nope, ALL set”, I said as I beamed at him across the reception desk. While it was only 4pm, there was no way we were leaving to explore Salt Lake City until well after 6. After-all, when someone offers you a complimentary massage with wine included, only a complete fool would refuse!
Though when I arrived in the lobby at 5pm sharp, there were cosmopolitans on offer as well. I was in heaven. A very colourful, plush, elaborate version of hotel heaven!
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First impressions are lasting, and our first impressions on stepping into the lobby of Hotel Monaco, Salt Lake City, were that the hotel radiated with fun, sophistication and personality.
Plush lobby furniture was placed around a space which popped with colour, class and character. Complimentary bikes sat in front of a glistening concierge desk, waiting for guests wanting to explore the Salt Lake area. Chairs and couches in white leather stood out against carpet a vibrant blue, and glistening silver globes hung from high vaulted ceilings.
We had stepped into boutique luxury at it’s finest, and were ready to indulge in guilty pleasures in the heart of downtown Salt Lake.
Kimpton have a knack for creating unique boutique hotels with character and class, and the Hotel Monaco certainly was that. Pet friendly hotels with yoga mats in each room, seductive, lavish suites, and colourful, bold interior design, Kimpton’s playful atmosphere is the reason we are drawn back time and time again.
We were first seduced by Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco in Washington DC. We were then caught in a leopard print robe in downtown Denver. So it only stood to reason that we would once again indulge in guilty pleasures by booking at the Hotel Monaco in Salt Lake City. If there is a Hotel Monaco on offer, we won’t go anywhere else.
Spoiled by Kimpton Hotels, we have now come to expect a combination of style and fun from accommodation when we travel. And the Salt Lake property did not disappoint.
Though on entering our stunning suite, we realized our bed was already occupied…by a Moose! Why? I’m not sure. But it was a fun touch, and knowing Kimpton, it was probably “just because”!
Kimpton hotels really excel at combining boutique luxury with a sense of place.
Like every other property, we were located right in the heart of downtown, and within walking distance from Salt Lake’s many great attractions including Salt Palace Convention Center, City Creek shopping center, Temple Square, the Capitol Theatre, and downtown bars and restaurants.
Though none of the downtown bars & restaurants served a personal masseuse along with their cosmopolitans! Kimpton wins again.