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Brief Published: 24 Mar 2015

Kimpton Hotels Nightcap Programme

The Nightcap Programme

Luxury US hotel brand Kimpton has launched a new Nightcap Programme that offers guests an alcoholic drink paired with a snack when they visit the hotel's front desk between 9pm and 10.30pm.

Beverages include spirits such as port, brandy and cognac, with specially paired snacks. Choices will depend on both the season and the region the hotel is located in. For instance, in coastal areas, chilled limoncello will be served with frozen berries, while hotels in mountainous regions will offer sherry and chocolate. The programme is currently running in 17 different outposts in the US, with plans to add more in the coming months.

Hotel brands are beginning to offer tailored and unique food programmes that include healthier and more specialised options for food-savvy, health-conscious guests. American hotel chain Marriott is trialling healthy vending machines in hotel lobbies, while US-based luxury hotel chain Andaz allows guests to create their own room-service menus. For more on this, see Future Service: Responsive Hotels.

With up to 30% of American adults currently suffering with or having previously suffered with insomnia, according to the US National Institute of Health, hotel brands are also putting an emphasis on sleep quality. For more on this, see Insomnia: Something to Sleep On, Hotels Embrace Sleep Tech, Infrared Hotel and Sleep Tech.