July 01, 2002
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts July 2002 Current Issue
July 2002
Short Cuts: The well-stocked in-room fridge
Minibars Maximized


Peanuts and pretzels are out. San Francisco-based Kimpton Group Hotels ( is loading its honor bars with hard-to-resist goodies like massage oils and upscale beverages. At the Hotel Rouge in Washington, D.C., the color red is the theme, with red pistachios, red M&Ms and even Red Hook Ale Beer (see above). The Monticello Inn entices bookworms with a selection of paperbacks chosen from the Oprah Book Club and The New York Times bestseller lists. Nursing a hangover? The Hotel Triton in San Francisco stocks Red Bull energy drinks and various hangover remedies.

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