Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City has unveiled a bike program to help guests experience the city and stay fit.
Guests may check out the bikes free of charge. Included are maps of the city, helmets and bike locks. Picnic dining options from the hotel’s Bambara restaurant will be available for purchase through the concierge.
Bike commuting in the United States has increased by 36 percent since 2005, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In response to this trend, the hotel’s parent company, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, announced a partnership with San Francisco-based boutique bicycle and gear company PUBLIC to design a colorful, customized fleet of Kimpton-branded bicycles.
The bikes are complimentary for guests at all properties nationwide.
"Our new three-speed European-inspired street cruisers, with their appealing blend of classic design and modern, vibrant hues, make it enjoyable to go out for a spin whether you’re a novice or expert cyclist," said Hotel Monaco’s General Manager MaryLynn Beck. "We’ve dreamed up a full package of fun to go with these shiny new bikes. It’s such an enjoyable way to explore the treasures of the city."
In addition, guests who Tweet their locations from scavenger hunts to @HotelMonacoSLC will be rewarded with a surprise, which may include room upgrades, free appetizers from Bambara and Kimpton bike accessories.
Adjacent to the Monaco, Kimpton’s Bambara restaurant offers two custom baskets. The $25 "Picnic for Two" includes turkey Gruyère club sandwiches, chips, wedges of fresh watermelon, bottled waters and chocolate chip cookies. The "Chef’s Choice" picnic for two includes farmstead cheeses, local salami, prosciutto-wrapped melon, summer fruit, Pellegrino sparkling water, a crusty baguette, chocolate truffles and fresh cookies.
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