Industry Update
Appointment 6 November 2019

Abe Liao

Appointed General Manager
At Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, USA

 Abe Liao

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC is proud to announce longtime Kimpton employee and native Washingtonian Abe Liao as General Manager. Located amid the vibrancy and bustle of Dupont Circle, surrounded by Embassy Row and an array of fine art galleries, the 335-room Hotel Palomar with over 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space wel comes visitors from around the world with warmth and timeless sophistication. Known for its impeccable design, outstanding service and signature Italian restaurant Urbana, Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC was named one of the Best Hotels in Washington, D.C., by US News & World Report, 2019 and most recently a Best Business Travel Hotel by SHAPE magazine's 2019 Healthy Travel Awards.

In his role as general manager, Liao oversees all facets of day-to-day operations for Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, from guest and neighborhood relations to personnel, business development, property amenities and hotel operations. An industry veteran with deep roots in Kimpton hospitality, Liao has successfully led several Kimpton hotels through openings, renovations, transitions and rebranding in various markets across the United States throughout his career. Liao's 17 years of hospitality experience have taken him to Kimpton properties in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Va. Palm Beach, Fla., San Francisco and Palm Springs, Calif. before now returning to the District.

Liao most recently held the position of general manager at the Kimpton Rowan Hotel in Palm Springs, spearheading the opening of the hotel and introducing the city of Palm Springs to the Kimpton brand. Previous to Palm Springs, Liao was the general manager of Kimpton George Hotel in Washington, D.C. where the hotel achieved an all-time, record-high revenue performance for the Capitol Hill property. After maintaining several hotel leadership positions, Liao maintains the best part of his job is delivering exceptional guest and employee experiences.
A native Washingtonian, Liao currently resides in the Columbia Heights neighborhood. He enjoys going to the gym, cooking, following Washington sports teams and spending time with family and friends when not at work. As former Treasurer and Board Member of the Palm Springs Hospitality Association, Liao is excited to expand h is local involvement with organizations such as the Dupont Circle BID and Hotel Association of Washington DC. Liao brings a strong appreciation for community into his new role at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC and is thrilled to be back in Washington, D.C.

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