Matthew Hurlburt appointed general manager at Kimpton Muse Hotel

Amy Horsfield By Amy Horsfield
06 February 2019 | Updated 06 February 2019

US: Kimpton Hotels and Resorts appoint Matthew Hurlburt as area director of operations for New York and Pennsylvania and general manager of Kimpton Muse Hotel, Manhattan.

In his new role, Matthew will oversee six Kimpton properties in both states: Kimpton Hotel Eventi, Kimpton Ink48 Hotel and Kimpton Muse Hotel in New York City; Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia and Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia and Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh. 

As area director of hotel operations for New York and Pennsylvania, Matthew will work closely with the general managers as well as with the leaders of various departments of each of the hotels to maximise potential.  As general manager of Kimpton Muse Hotel, where he will be based, Matthew will be responsible for all aspects of the hotel and its day-to-day operations, including the 181 guest rooms and 19 suites, and dining destination.  Matthew will be overseeing a multimillion-dollar renovation throughout 2019 including an fitness centre, refreshed public spaces, a new bar concept and a new suite featuring a private gym. 

Ben Timashenka, regional vice president of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, said:  "Matthew has been a member of the Kimpton family for over six years and has proven to be an invaluable leader. Coupled with his more than two decades of hospitality experience, we are confident that he will do a superb job overseeing six of our boutique hotels located in the key markets of New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh."  

A nearly 25-year hospitality industry veteran, Matthew began his career in California, initially at Woolley's Petite Suites in Santa Ana and then the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. He moved to Dallas, working at Hyatt Regency DFW Airport, before making his way to New York, where he worked at the Grand Hyatt New York. Matthew then headed to Washington, D.C. and from 1998 to 2012 held successive management positions at the Hyatt Fair Lakes in Fairfax, VA; Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA; Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill; and Grand Hyatt Washington. In 2012, Matthew joined Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants as general manager of the Hotel Monaco Alexandria, and in 2013 was named Kimpton's area director of hotel operations for the Mid-Atlantic Region, where he oversaw seven properties in Washington, D.C. totalling more than 1,100 keys and over 300 employees.  

Matthew Hurlburt said: "I am delighted to take on both of these roles as area director of operations and general manager. I have been a member of the Kimpton family for many years, and I am excited to be able to work with the talented teams at each hotel to make the guest experience the best it can be."

Kimpton Ink48 Hotel has 222 rooms. and rooftop The Press Lounge. Kimpton Hotel Eventi, located in Chelsea, features 345 rooms and two Laurent Tourondel-helmed restaurants, L'Amico and The Vine. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia offers 268 rooms in the Lafayette Building along with the Red Owl Tavern serving seasonal American fare and Stratus Rooftop Lounge, while Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia features 230 rooms and Square 1682 restaurant. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh has 248 rooms, the Commoner tavern, and a rooftop biergarten.

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