Acclaimed Salt Lake City hotel to get complete re-haul of its public spaces, guest rooms and restaurants

Salt Lake City, UT (February 2023) – The Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, located in the heart of downtown, announces a bold, top-to-bottom renovation today, bringing an enhanced level of modern sophistication to Salt Lake City. The transformation, set to be completed in late summer 2023, will include a full re-haul of its public spaces, on-site meeting and event spaces, its 225 guest rooms and suites, and its admired on-site restaurant, Bambara, and cocktail bar, The Vault. The Monaco will remain open throughout the process.

Led by Los Angeles-based design firm beleco, the overall aesthetic will evoke an elegant European-inspired estate with an approachable and relaxed feel. Design will highlight original and historical details, all while incorporating natural textures and art inspired by the surrounding mountains and scenery.

Upon arrival in the revamped entryway, guests will immediately be welcomed by a crackling fire where natural oak herringbone floors lead the way to a large stone front desk. Pops of rich cognac leather furniture, bold textiles and bold bronze light fixtures will provide a wonderful juxtaposition to the otherwise quiet elegance produced by a relaxing and neutral color palette of grey, blue, cream, and white.

Guest rooms, adorned with elegant drapery, comfortable lounge-like seating, and soothing colors will feature a bold cerulean blue velvet headboard centerpiece and Parisian-inspired side tables. Local artwork, inspired by the mountain landscape, will remind guests what lies just outside their window. Rounding out the space, the guestroom bathrooms will feature light blue shower tiles, textured wallpaper and bronze hardware, and will ooze serenity through its soft charm.

The beloved on-site restaurant Bambara will also undergo a full transformation. The design will make use of the original high ceilings and large windows to bring in a flood of natural light. The restaurant will feel welcoming and casual, with its centrally located exhibition kitchen at the heart of the space – all enhanced by metal finishes, crisp white walls, juxtaposed by dark wood tables and rich tufted cognac banquettes.

Located next to Bambara will be an entirely reimagined bar, The Vault, which will feature a separate entrance and an extensive cocktail and sharable bites menu. Inspired by the moody colors of dark liquors

and serving as a hub for friends, colleagues and locals, the intimate lounge will incorporate tufted leather couches, low marble coffee tables, rich velvet textiles and high-backed regal lounge chairs to set the mood. A large dark leather-railed bar will sit against a bold dark blue wall, finished with metal details and bronze light fixtures.

Regularly recognized among the best hotels in the region, including earning coveted spots on Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City – housed in the historic Continental Bank Building – has been an integral part of Kimpton’s portfolio since 1999. Kimpton’s commitment to heartfelt care ensures that the Hotel Monaco will be a warm and welcoming place to visit during the renovation and after.

The Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City is located at 15 W 200 S., Salt Lake City, UT 84101. For reservations please call 866-906-9090; for the hotel please call (801)-595-0000. For more information and updates, please visit and follow @monacoslc on Instagram.