Kimpton Hotels are connecting us all with their new Stay Human rooms, designed with experiences that foster human connections.
Human connection, a subject so scary but pertinent in all of our lives, whether it be too much or too little, it’s certainly a concept Black Mirror has certainly approached quite a few times. And for all of their hustle and bustle, capital cities like London and Amsterdam can be extremely lonely, depriving us of these necessary and influential experiences. It’s this isolation Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants hope to combat with their new ‘Stay Human Project’.
In each Kimpton hotel, one room and one room only will be transformed with the aim of connecting guests with each other, themselves and the local communities of the cities they’re in. These experiences are totally unique to each other, ranging from custom cocktails, instant cameras, mood-themed room scents, idea of the day cards suggesting explorative challenges and experiences for guests during their stay. You name it, they’ve thought of it.
The decision takes root in Kimpton’s belief that heartfelt human connections actually make people’s lives better, and even in an unfamiliar city these connections and common threads exist between all people, no matter who you are or where you come from.
Take Kimpton’s London residence for example, I can count on one finger the amount of people I know who’ve stayed in a room where they encourage you to write on the walls, zero. A dream for anyone whose kids can’t be trusted with a pencil or a lipstick, the Stay Human Project room at Kimpton’s Fitzroy London showcases a mural by Bristol-based graffiti artist Jody Thomas, titled “Fill the Gap”. Thomas’ aim is to subvert London’s reputation as being an unfriendly city, inviting guests to adorn the space with tales of inspiring human connections and anecdotes that capture the true essence of London. They’ve even thrown in an analog typewriter for those of us a little too guilty of neglecting pen to paper communication, offering a free postal service to ensure that letter gets to someone special.
Other Human Made experiences include Charlotte Square Hotel’s room with a (tapestry making) loom in Edinburgh, Blythswood Square Hotel’s has kindness cards and library of inspirational literature in Glasgow, or De Witt’s specialised cocktails and plant-watering in Amsterdam. No matter where you are in the world, Kimpton aims to deliver a luxurious experience that will always great guests with inspiration and surprise.
Kimpton Stay Human Project rooms can be booked from now until the end of the year across Europe, check their website here for more details.