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Kimpton Taconic Names Parley Stock Director of Sales and Marketing

MANCHESTER, VT. October 12, 2017 – Kimpton Taconic is pleased to announce the appointment of Parley Stock as Director of Sales and Marketing. Stock will play an integral role in managing sales as well as coordinating marketing and branding initiatives for Kimpton Taconic.

As Director of Sales & Marketing, Stock will lead all efforts to achieve Kimpton Taconic’s revenue goals. Stock, who previously worked with Kimpton from 2012 until 2015, will also leverage his 10+ years of hospitality sales and marketing experience to stay atop regional trends and build strategic partnerships with like-minded local businesses. While holding various sales leadership positions, Stock successfully increased revenue and market share in both Manhattan and Phoenix hotels.

Prior to rejoining the Kimpton team, Stock held management positions at well-known hotels including The Ritz-Carlton Phoenix, The Roosevelt Hotel, Kimpton Muse Hotel, Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix and opened The Saguaro Scottsdale for Commune Hotels + Resorts and boutique independent hotel FOUND:RE Phoenix. Stock was also a long-time board member of the Global Business Travel Association Arizona Chapter, where he served as President from 2014 until 2016, a GBTA member and a OneCommunity member. In 2010, Stock won the Golden Circle Achievement Award for his successful work in transient sales with the Ritz-Carlton and in 2012 he received the Joie de Vivre Hotels Rising Star Award.

“I am thrilled to return to the Kimpton family,” said Stock. “Kimpton Taconic is such a unique, postcard-perfect hotel and I am looking forward to furthering its success by driving group sales, increasing business travel market share, and bringing as many new guests as possible through our front doors.”

About Kimpton Taconic

Located in the picturesque year-round vacation destination of Manchester, Vermont, Taconic is inspired by New England’s grand inns of the late 19th and early 20th century. The boutique hotel features 87 accommodations including three standalone cottages boasting views of the Green Mountain and Taconic Mountain ranges, with warm and welcoming indoor and outdoor spaces designed to encourage socializing. Taconic features over 9,600-square-feet of flexible event space, comprised of a ballroom, outdoor terrace, and event lawn. Adjacent to Taconic, the hotel’s modern American tavern offers indoor and al fresco dining, serving locally oriented, approachable dishes, highlighting the bounty of Vermont’s four seasons. The hotel’s location affords easy access to multiple award-winning ski mountains in the winter, along with a host of spring, summer and fall attractions and outdoor adventures. To learn more, “like” the hotel on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TaconicHotel, follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TaconicHotel and on Instagram at @TaconicHotel.

About Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a leading brand 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 who 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 brand is highly-regarded for its innovative employee culture and benefits and has been named a FORTUNE magazine “Best Place to Work” seven times since 2009. Kimpton is continuously growing and currently operates over 60 hotels and 70 plus restaurants, bars and lounges in 30 plus cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Europe. In January 2015, Kimpton became part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.

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