Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants appointed Matthew Hurlburt as its new area director of operations for New York and Pennsylvania, and as the general manager of the Kimpton Muse Hotel in Manhattan. In his new role, Hurlburt 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, Hurlburt will work closely with the GMs as well as with the leaders of various departments of each of the hotels to maximize potential. As GM of the Kimpton Muse Hotel, where he will be based, Hurlburt will be responsible for all aspects of the hotel and its day-to-day operations, including the 181 guestrooms, 19 suites and dining. Hurlburt will be overseeing a multimillion-dollar renovation throughout 2019, including an updated fitness center, refreshed public spaces, a new bar concept and a new suite with a private gym.
“Matthew has been a member of the Kimpton family for over six years and has proven to be an invaluable leader,” Ben Timashenka, regional VP of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, said in a statement. “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, Hurlburt 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. Hurlburt 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, Hurlburt joined Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants as GM 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., totaling more than 1,100 keys and over 300 employees.
“I am delighted to take on both of these roles as area director of operations and general manager,” said Hurlburt. “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.”