Morrison House named one of "World's Best Hotels" by Travel + Leisure July 9, 2012

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. - July 9, 2012 - Kimpton's Morrison House has been named one of the
"Top 50 World's Best Hotels" by Travel + Leisure Magazine - the only hotel in the Mid-Atlantic
Region to be recognized with this honor. The 45-room boutique hotel earned the recognition
based on its exemplary service, elegant and comfortable accommodations, and fantastic
restaurant, The Grille.

This isn't the first time Morrison House has been recognized for its outstanding personalized
service and amenities. The hotel was recently named one of the Top 25 Hotels in the United
States by TripAdvisor in 2012, one of TripAdvisor's Top 10 Hotels for Service in the United
States for the second year running, and awarded AAA Four Diamond Award for 2012, making it
the hotel's 26th consecutive year to win this distinction. It is a favorite destination for wedding
couples and was named a Washingtonian Magazine Best Wedding Venue for 2012, and has
earned accolades for its green efforts including the 2011 Virginia Governor's Environmental
Excellence Award.

Kimpton's Morrison House is also home to The Grille, an intimate restaurant that serves a menu
of French-inspired American cuisine. Recognized locally as a premier dining destination, The
Grille has been named to Northern Virginia Magazine's list of top 50 restaurants in Virginia for
three years running.

Morrison House reflects the old-world charm of its surroundings in Alexandria, Virginia.
Conveniently located in historic Old Town, the hotel is within walking distance of the area's
renowned array of charming antique stores, art galleries, boutique shops, restaurants and
museums. Often thought to be a careful renovation of a historic building, this 45-room
architectural gem was built 1985, and was acquired by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in 2006.
Kimpton's Morrison House is located at 116 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. For more information, please call (703) 838-8000 or visit

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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. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2011, Bill Kimpton founded the company in 1981
and today it 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. Adjacent to the hotels are locally-loved, top-rated, destination
Kimpton restaurants. Kimpton leads the hospitality industry in ecological practices through its innovative
EarthCare program that spans all hotels and restaurants. Market Metrix, a recognized authority and
leader in feedback solutions, consistently ranks Kimpton above other hotel companies in luxury and upper upscale segments for customer satisfaction. Privately held Kimpton operates more than 50 hotel and 50 restaurants in 23 cities. For more information visit or call 1-800-KIMPTON.