Kimpton Ink48 Hotel Names Nick Ivezaj as New General Manager

USA, New York, New York. February 28, 2018

Kimpton Ink48 Hotel, a distinctive boutique hotel in the heart of Hell's Kitchen, is delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Ivezaj as its new General Manager. In his role, Nick will oversee all aspects of the hotel and its day-to-day operations as well as its continued growth and success.

“Nick's extensive experience as a General Manager makes him the perfect addition to the Kimpton Ink48 family,” said Ron Vlasic, Vice President of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. “His expertise both in the industry and New York City are exactly what the hotel needs to bring it to the next level. We look forward to what 2018 has in store at Ink48 with Nick leading the team.”

Nick is a Native New Yorker who cut his teeth into hospitality at the famed Plaza Hotel back in 1997. In 2003,  he became the Director of Guest Services at the W Times Square. In 2007, he joined Hotel Mela Times Square as General Manager where he spent seven years. Nick then made the move to Highgate Hotels where he oversaw a brand new Hilton Brand Hotel in Times Square for over two years before joining Kimpton Ink48 earlier this year. Accolades Nick has received throughout his career include General Manager of the Year by Trust Hospitality in 2012 and New Executive of the Year by Highgate Hotels in 2016.

“I am delighted to be given this wonderful opportunity to take on the role of General Manager of Kimpton Ink48 Hotel,” stated Nick. “I look forward to working closely with the talented and dynamic team at Ink48 to continue building on the hotel's success and elevating it to one of the most desirable and inviting locales in New York City.”

Located in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, Kimpton Ink48 features 222 guestrooms and specialty suites, most with breathtaking views of Manhattan and the Hudson River. The hotel also offers its stunning two-story “Heaven Over Hell Suite” featuring 1,100 square feet of indoor space and a 2,200-square-foot outdoor terrace with unobstructed, panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling windows. A full-service onsite luxury spa, the rooftop Press Lounge, acclaimed PRINT. Restaurant and 6,000 square feet of inspiring meeting and event space complete the Kimpton Ink48 experience.

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About Kimpton Ink48 Hotel

Kimpton Ink48 Hotel makes its mark in New York City's burgeoning and historic Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. A full-service lifestyle hotel situated on the southwest corner of 11th Avenue at 48th Street, Kimpton Ink48 is close enough to the city's iconic epicenter yet far enough away to be an inviting and playful urban retreat. The hotel underwent an extensive and design-driven renovation in 2016, updating the guestrooms, suites and lobby. Known as a wellness oasis, Kimpton Ink48 is home to Kimpton's in-room yoga mats, complimentary PUBLIC branded bikes, the hotel's own Runner's Amenity Kit, Wellness Wiz and eco-conscious InkSpa. Paying homage to its printing house past, this 222-room, 17-story hotel with its inviting rooftop lounge and unobstructed sweeping views of the Hudson River facing west, and the Midtown Manhattan skyline facing east, makes an indelible imprint as the first upscale midtown hotel to grace the far west of Times Square. A Hell's Kitchen standout at Kimpton Ink48, PRINT. Restaurant is straightforward, sophisticated and uncommonly committed to sustainability. The Press Lounge offers cocktails and light fare complemented by unobstructed views of Manhattan and the Hudson River. Kimpton Ink48 is operated by San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a leading boutique hotel operator and highly regarded for its innovative employee culture and benefits. For more information call 1-800 KIMPTON or visit, or

About Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the acknowledged industry pioneer that introduced the boutique hotel concept to the United States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, Kimpton operates more than 60 hotels and 70 restaurants, bars and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations and up and coming markets in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. Time and again, Kimpton has demonstrated its commitment to creating spaces and experiences that are centered on its guests. From inspiring design that evokes curiosity to forward-thinking flavors that feed the soul, every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered.  The Kimpton experience is always meaningful, unscripted and ridiculously personal. Kimpton is highly regarded for its workplace culture and has been consistently recognized on the FORTUNE magazine “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Empowered employees bring to life the heartfelt guest experience that has come to define Kimpton. In January 2015, Kimpton became part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands. For more information, visit  

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