Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Announces Completion of Multimillion-Dollar Redesign to Hotel Monaco Washington DC, Closure of Poste Moderne Brasserie

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Iconic Washington DC hotel completes dramatic redesign inspired by city's classical architecture, makes way for new restaurant in DC

Downtown Washington DC Hotel Kimpton Monaco Washington DC

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC

Kimpton Hotel Monaco DC has been richly renewed with elegant design to all spaces including the Washington, D.C. hotel’s grand living room style lobby, corridors, all 183 guest rooms with 16 luxe suites and three impressive meeting and event spaces.

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today the completion of a multimillion-dollar redesign to Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC. The building, a National Historic Landmark and the original General Post Office in the District, has been richly renewed with elegant design to all spaces including the Washington, D.C. hotel’s grand living room style lobby, hallway corridors, all 183 guest rooms and 16 luxe suites as well as its three impressive meeting and event spaces. Hotel Monaco’s new bold design, reimagined by San Francisco-based Paletteur, pays homage to the building and city’s classical architecture along with deep roots in American politics and history while honoring the hotel’s unique fusion of traditional and contemporary.

In addition, longtime Penn Quarter gathering place Poste Moderne Brasserie will permanently close its doors on May 31 to make room for a new restaurant in DC from Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in fall 2016. While details for the forthcoming restaurant are still being finalized, Executive Chef Kyoo Eom will remain in place to direct the culinary program. Poste’s iconic patio will close on April 25 to begin construction on an improved outdoor space featuring an expanded glass atrium to accommodate more guests during all seasons. Since opening in 2002, Poste has been a favorite dining destination in the local restaurant community, developing some of DC’s most talented chefs and regularly earning spots on Washingtonian’s “100 Best Restaurants List.”

Hotel Monaco’s 7,000 square feet of meeting and event space features new décor that reflects the same regal and classical aesthetic throughout the three rooms. The Washington DC hotel's premier event space, the Paris Ballroom is a former library created for the Postmaster General on the fourth floor of the building that features a dramatic dome skylight and classical columns and can host up to 300 guests for receptions, while the Athens Room can accommodate up to 200 guests reception style and the Tokyo Boardroom is ideal for small meetings of up to 16 people.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC is located at 700 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. For more information, visit http://www.monaco-dc.com or call 202-628-7177. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC and Poste Moderne Brasserie are both owned by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) .

ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a leading collection of boutique hotels and restaurants and the acknowledged industry pioneer that first introduced the boutique hotel concept to the United States. In 1981, Bill Kimpton founded the company that today is renowned for making travelers feel genuinely cared for through thoughtful perks and amenities, bold, playful design, and a sincerely personal style of guest service. Out to help people live full, balanced lives, Kimpton aims to inspire with touches like yoga mats in every room, complimentary coffee and tea to start the day, hosted evening Wine Hour, in-room fitness programming, and complimentary bike rentals. The award-winning restaurants and bars are led by talented chefs and bartenders that offer guests a chance to dine like a local.

Kimpton is consistently ranked as one of the top companies in the Market Metrix Hospitality Index, Upper Upscale Segment, for Customer Satisfaction. The company is highly regarded for its innovative employee culture and benefits and has been named a FORTUNE magazine “Best Place to Work” six times annually since 2009. Kimpton is continuously growing and currently operates over 60 hotels and 70 plus restaurants, bars, and lounges in 30 U.S. cities. In January 2015, Kimpton was welcomed into the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands, bringing together two special cultures and sets of values to create the world's largest boutique hotel business. For more information, visit http://www.KimptonHotels.com.

ABOUT PEBBLEBROOK HOTEL TRUST
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) organized to opportunistically acquire and invest primarily in upper upscale, full-service hotels located in urban markets in major gateway cities. The Company owns 37 hotels, including 31 wholly owned hotels with a total of 7,440 guest rooms and a 49% joint venture interest in six hotels with a total of 1,787 guest rooms. The Company owns, or has an ownership interest in, hotels located in 11 states and the District of Columbia, including: San Francisco, California; Los Angeles, California (Hollywood, Santa Monica, West Hollywood and Westwood); New York, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; San Diego, California; Portland, Oregon; Buckhead, Georgia; Seattle, Washington; Washington, DC; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Miami, Florida; Columbia River Gorge, Washington; Nashville, Tennessee; Bethesda, Maryland and Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information, please visit us at http://www.pebblebrookhotels.com and follow us on Twitter at @PebblebrookPEB.

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