Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants made its Vermont debut early this month with Taconic, which opened Dec. 3 in Manchester, VT. Named for the Taconic Mountain range, the boutique hotel has 87 guest rooms, a signature restaurant and bar, and nearly 10,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 2,800-square-foot ballroom and an event lawn for up to 400 guests.
Inspired by New England's grand inns of the late 19th and early 20th century, Taconic has an expansive wrap-around porch and a lobby resembling the entrance of a grand home with a double-sided fireplace. Its accommodations include six suites and three standalone cottages -- each with three guest rooms -- designed for family, friend, and group travel.
The property also boasts unique programming in partnership with local businesses and artists. For instance, guests can color inside an adult coloring book curated by the Southern Vermont Arts Center, go hiking with a handcrafted walking stick from Manchester Woodcraft, access staff picks from Manchester's Northshire Bookstore in the hotel's Living Room, or take a photography expedition with local photographer Les Jorgensen.
"As we expand our brand, we are continuing to look to destinations that will excite Kimpton loyalists but are also natural extensions of our metropolitan locations," said Joe Capalbo, director of operations for Kimpton Hotels in New England. "Manchester's proximity to New York City, Boston, and Montreal, coupled with the unique energy of the town and its people, made it an ideal next-destination for Kimpton to plant its roots."
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