Fortune Magazine Names The Keating Hotel, San Diego California, One of the 33 Best New Hotels for Business

Fortune magazine recently named the Keating Hotel by Pininfarina one of the “33 Best New Hotels For Business” in its May 26th 2008 issue. A joint effort between Fortune and Wallpaper magazines, the Keating Hotel was the only San Diego hotel to make the world-wide list.

“We are very honored to have been recognized in the hospitality sector, but also selected as one of the best new business hotels from a source as prestigious as Fortune,” says Edward Kaen, CEO & Founder of the Keating Hotel Group (TKHG).

The Keating Hotel, TKHG’s first ultra-luxury hotel and lounge prototype located in an historic building in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, made headlines with its sleek red, black and stainless steel décor when it came on the scene a year ago, marking the first foray into the world of hotel design for Italian design house Pininfarina (world-renowned as the exclusive designers of Ferrari and Maserati).

An eco-friendly hotel, The Keating is characterized by its cutting-edge, yet exceedingly comfortable design, high-end truly personalized service featuring in-room check-in and personal concierges, and its remarkable custom amenities such as in-room espresso machines, Frette linens, Pininfarina-designed Jacuzzi tubs, state-of-the-art conference facilities, an exclusive chic and sexy subterranean ultra-lounge, in-room spa treatments and an rustic-Italian inspired full-service restaurant featuring a one-of-kind glass bridge extending to a suspended glass and steel wine cellar.

“Pininfarina’s modern aesthetic and innovative approach to design partnered with the intricate historic details of the property makes the Keating unlike any other in the world in terms of both form and function,” said Paolo Pininfarina, Deputy Chairman Pininfarina S.p.A. and CEO Pininfarina Extra, “That’s why the Keating is the right answer for style-conscious yet practical business people to the question of where to stay in downtown San Diego.”

About the Keating Hotel Group
Set to expand the Keating Hotel by Pininfarina brand worldwide, the Keating Hotel Group (TKHG) is comprised of a well-seasoned group of real estate professionals collected for the purpose of launching, developing and operating a unique, highly stylized, full-service boutique hotel brand. While the term “boutique hotel” has, of late, become somewhat of a diluted, over-used term in the hospitality sector, the privately operated and managed TKHG is poised to set the new standard for true high-end boutique hotels throughout the world. Primarily due to the exclusive partnership with its design team–world-famous Italian powerhouse Pininfarina, as well as its intense focus on personalized, high-end service, TKHG has sparked the interest of hospitality insiders, aficionados, and the worldwide media, alike.

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