SOURCE: Alexis Hotel

December 21, 2006 09:00 ET

The Alexis Hotel Named One of the Best Hotels in the World

Seattle's Own "Work of Art" Makes Travel + Leisure's "Top 500 Hotels in the World" List for 2007

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 21, 2006 -- Seattle's art-themed luxury boutique hotel, Alexis, has been voted one of the top 500 hotels in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine. The January 2007 issue highlights the best hotels, resorts, lodges, inns and safari camps across the globe as voted on by T + L's travel editors. Exquisite service, top-notch guest rooms and luxurious amenities are just some of the deciding factors that helped the Alexis Hotel secure the prestigious distinction. The hotel also received the recognition in 2004 and 2005.

"We are honored to be included in Travel + Leisure's 'Best Hotels in the World List' for a third time," said Andrew Wright, General Manager of the Alexis Hotel. "As a Kimpton Hotel, we strive to provide the highest level of hospitality and premier amenities for our guests, so we are extremely proud to be recognized as one of the world's top luxury hotels by such a highly regarded group of travel experts."

Throughout the year, T + L's travel editors search high and low for hotels that stand out among their competitors. Everything from exclusive in-room services to the comfort factor is evaluated when deciding on the final list. The Alexis received an impressive score of 81.38 out of 100, giving a nod to some of the hotel's innovative amenities including a permanent, rotating exhibition of Northwest art, themed luxury suites and decadent Etherea Salon and Spa.

The Alexis Hotel will embark on a $5 million refresh in early 2007, updating the hotel's décor and amenities to create an unparalleled guest experience. The Alexis will offer uninterrupted service during the carefully phased remodel, slated for completion in June 2007.

Known as "A Work of Art," the historic Alexis Hotel is an AAA Four-Diamond hotel that showcases the distinctive diversity and culture of the Pacific Northwest through displays of original artwork and seasonal art exhibits throughout the hotel. Located on 1007 First Avenue at Madison Street, the Alexis Hotel is one block east of the ferry terminal and Seattle's waterfront and within walking distance of Pike Place Market and historic Pioneer Square. For more information, visit


Celebrating its 25th anniversary, San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the first and leading collection of boutique hotels throughout the United States and Canada. Founded by Bill Kimpton in 1981, Kimpton Hotels offers services and design elements focused on care, comfort, style, flavor and fun. Every Kimpton hotel reflects the energy, personality and pulse of its location, history and architectural style. Each property features personalized guest services, comforting in-room amenities, specialty rooms and suites and provides a range of exciting culinary experiences through affiliated top-rated restaurants. Kimpton takes pride in its commitment to social responsibility and leads the hospitality industry in ecological practices through its innovative EarthCare programs. In addition, Kimpton demonstrates a unique dedication to its female guests with the Women InTouch program, offering comfortable and safe environments, in-room fitness and wellness options as well as the company's unique "Forgot It, We've Got It" honor bar, providing essentials that women travelers may have forgotten at home. Among the company's newest properties are the recently acquired Muse Hotel in New York, Nine Zero Hotel in Boston and Caleo Resort and Spa in Scottsdale. Kimpton debuted the Hotel Palomar in Washington D.C. in July 2006, and the Hotel Palomar Dallas in August 2006. Additional projects are underway in Southern California, Texas, Florida and Virginia. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-KIMPTON.

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    Carilyn Platt
    Director of Marketing & Public Relations
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