Kimpton Hotels launches Plant Pals program ahead of Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day next month, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will launch its new Plant Pals program, a new first-of-its-kind global guest experience that provides guests with local plants to enjoy in their home. numbers.

Research shows that having plants in the environment can both improve people’s mood and increase their productivity. Based on such research, a hypothesis has recently emerged that “suggests an innate biological and genetic connection between humans and nature, including the emotional aspect of this connection.”


So this April, the hospitality brand will begin offering guests an in-room mood enhancer during their stay, courtesy of Mother Nature herself. The Plant Pals program was born out of Kimpton ESG’s (Environmental, Social and Governance) commitment to finding local offerings and working with like-minded people. As part of this initiative, the company partnered with a Brooklyn-based black, non-binary, queer influencer. Plant Quinn.

With experience in many types of vegetation, Plant Kween has helped Kimpton select unique plant varieties native to the global region in which each property is located and procure them in a sustainable manner. Taking into account her advice and recommendations, each hotel worked with local suppliers to find suitable plant species.

Upon request, guests can select a botanical buddy from their Kimpton Hotel’s local plant menu, available depending on each property’s location, to enjoy in their room. Each comes with care tips with a unique nameplate, such as Morgan Treeman, Snake Gyllenhaal and Nagini (snake plant).

To take advantage of the free program, guests can simply call the front desk anytime before or after check-in and request that their room have a Plant Pal of their choice to make their stay red.

Kimpton Hotels, Plant Pals Program
Kimpton Hotels launches new Plant Pals program. (photo courtesy of Kimpton Hotels)

Here are some examples of indoor greenery available at Kimpton hotels around the world:

-Guests staying at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Salt Lake City can admire the foliage, such as the midwest maidenhair fern.

– Guests at hotels in California, including the Kimpton Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara or the Kimpton Alton Hotel in San Francisco, can request a range of native plants, including white sage and prickly pear cactus.

– The Kimpton Palomar Philadelphia will feature ostrich ferns, and guests staying at the Kimpton Monaco Washington DC will find Plant Pal options such as New York ferns.

– Guests staying at southern Kimpton hotels such as Miami’s Kimpton EPIC Hotel and Grand Cayman’s Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa can choose from a variety of tropical plants including Coral Bells, Nevius Stonecrop, Southern Shield Fern and Saw Palmetto.

– Traveling the world, guests can enjoy views such as English ivy and baby tears in European destinations such as the Kimpton Vividora Hotel in Barcelona; or Pothos, Ficus Audrey and Chinese evergreens at Asia Pacific sites such as Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo.

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