Sunday, February 14, 2010

Kimpton's EPIC Hotel Selected as Design Inspiration for HGTV's Color Splash

Kimpton’s EPIC Hotel Selected as Design Inspiration for HGTV’s Color Splash

From L to R: Eric Jellson, Area Director of Sales and Marketing, Kimpton Hotels;
David Bromstad, Host, HGTV Color Splash; Wendy Zane, Sales Manager, EPIC Hotel

Kimpton’s EPIC Hotel – recently chosen as a Top 10 Luxury Hotel, a Top 10 Trendiest Hotel, and a Top 25 Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor® in its 2010 Travelers’ Choice® Awards – welcomed HGTV’s Color Splash to Miami for its five-series focus on design inspirations courtesy of the “Magic City”. The show arrived at the EPIC Hotel in downtown, Miami , on January 26 along with the young Miami couple who cited the hotel as the design inspiration for their South Beach home, which Bromstad is redesigning. The Color Splash Miami series featuring EPIC during one of its episodes will air this summer.

EPIC’s design concept exudes warmth, graceful simplicity and understated elegance which are brought forth by award-winning, Beverly Hills-based Cheryl Rowley Design through the adept use of texture and light throughout the space. Meanwhile, contrasting patterns and materials such as stone, glass, patinaed-metals, warm woods and refined textiles in a rich, neutral palette come together to create rhythm, movement and interest. From the welcoming living room-like lobby, to the 14th floor meeting spaces embellished with a sea of glass spheres suspended throughout, to the indulgent and relaxing guestrooms and suites, the EPIC provides an understated sense of cool for all guests. Named one of Travel + Leisure’s top eight favorite hotel rooftop bars across the country, EPIC’s pool deck is designed as a cosmopolitan oasis amidst the urban skyline.

Color Splash, a new series on HGTV, seeks out creative designs and shows viewers how to incorporate the designs into their own homes. Host David Bromstad – who is best know as the champion of the HGTV reality show Design Star­ – brings his belief that “color is the root of design” to transform tired rooms into unforgettable spaces.

Managed by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, EPIC is located, at the edge of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay . EPIC combines the timeless style of a cosmopolitan boutique hotel with the amenities of a resort to create a sophisticated recreation oasis for guests amidst the energy and pulse of Miami . EPIC is located within walking distance from the American Airlines Arena, and just a short distance from area beaches, local shopping districts, and a thriving arts and culture scene, with many museums, restaurants, shops and theaters within walking distance.

EPIC is located at 270 Biscayne Blvd Way. For more information or reservations, please call (866) 760-3742 or (305) 424-5226 or visit

A member of the award-winning San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, EPIC is located at the edge of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay, and combines the style of a cosmopolitan boutique hotel with the amenities of a resort to create a sophisticated oasis for guests amidst the energy and pulse of Miami . The hotel’s 411 rooms and suites are artfully designed by Cheryl Rowley, with furnishings that convey an understated sense of cool, and all feature private balconies that provide inspiring views of the city and bay. Hotel offerings include a 13,752-square-foot wrap-around pool deck with private cabanas; Area 31 restaurant, offering premium seafood with a Mediterranean influence; a spa and fitness center operated by Exhale; River Lounge, a new waterfront lounge; 11,000 square feet of indoor meeting and event space; a 32,500 square foot EPIC Lawn; and a private marina. 

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a collection of boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants in the US , 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 program that spans 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 the LEED registered Hotel Palomar and LEED registered Square 1682 restaurant by Chef Guillermo Tellez in Philadelphia , PA , which opened in October 2009. Currently, projects are underway in New York City and Chicago . For more information, please visit or call 1-800-KIMPTON.

-Courtesy of HGTV & Kimpton Hotels

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