Barre Bee Fit Rooftop Summer Series Kick-Off 4.18

barrWhat:  Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Chicago is teaming up again with beloved local fitness studio Barre Bee Fit (BBF) for the third year in a row. The “Bee Fit Brunch” on May 18 is the official launch of the BBF Summer Series on the Palomar Chicago rooftop sundeck.

Brunch guests start off with an energizing and calorie-busting Barre Bee class al fresco, followed by a healthy, seasonal brunch prepared by famed “Bravo TV Top Chef” alum Chef Heather Terhune of Sable Kitchen & Bar. Enjoy fruit skewers with strawberry yogurt dip; scrambled egg whites with spinach & tomato; Slim Style Oatmeal with heart-healthy rolled oats, fresh berries, toasted pecans & brown sugar and more.  Over brunch nutritionist Jenny Westerkamp will share her insider “myth-buster” tips and tricks on eating right and the Norstrom’s Zella Activewear brand will offer a trunk show of the latest workout gear.

Starting May 22, twice weekly BBF classes will be held on the Palomar’s rooftop sundeck: Barre Bee, Wednesdays at 6:30am and Interval Barre, Fridays at 6:30am (through Labor Day). Classes for Palomar Chicago hotel guests are complimentary. Barre Bee Fit is a total body workout that blends intensive cardiovascular conditioning, strength training and restoration utilizing the ballet barre.


Cost is $35.00.


Where:  Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Chicago

505 North State Street


When:  Saturday, May 18, 2013

Two sessions available: 8:45am-10:45am or 10:00am-12:00pm


RSVP:                  RSVP to Sarah Erker: or 312-985-0736.

                                BBF members can reserve at under “Events.”



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Located in Chicago’s vibrant River North neighborhood, Palomar is Kimpton’s newest addition to its Windy City collection, built in 2010.  Designed by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, the hotel celebrates “Art in Motion,” and features pieces that pay homage to Chicago’s 1893 Columbian Exposition and Fair.  The evolved boutique concept features 261 guest rooms and suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows, a rooftop indoor pool, 5,800 square feet of stunning meeting and event space, and an adjacent dining experience, Sable Kitchen & Bar.  In addition to an eco-friendly green roof, the hotel operates with more than 80 sustainable practices as part of Kimpton’s brand-wide EarthCare program. Palomar is convenient to many of Chicago’s most popular attractions, including The Magnificent Mile, McCormick Place, Navy Pier and Merchandise Mart, as well as family favorites such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Willis Tower Skydeck.  The hotel is located at 505 North State Street, Chicago, IL, 60654. For information please call (312) 755-9703 or (877) 731-0505 toll free or visit / /



San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a collection of boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants in the US, is an acknowledged industry pioneer and was the first to bring the boutique hotel concept to America. In 1981 Bill Kimpton founded the company that today is well-known for making travelers feel welcomed and comfortable while away from home through authentic and unscripted customer care, stylish ambience and embodying a certain playfulness in its approach to programs and amenities. Adjacent to the hotels are locally-loved, top-rated, Kimpton restaurants. Kimpton leads the hospitality industry in ecological practices through its innovative EarthCare program that spans all hotels and restaurants. Market Metrix, a recognized authority and leader in feedback solutions, consistently ranks Kimpton above other hotel companies in luxury and upper upscale segments for customer satisfaction. Privately held Kimpton has been recognized by Fortune Magazine as a Best Company to Work four times. The company operates 58 hotels and 67 restaurants, bars and lounges in 24 cities. For more information visit or call 1-800-KIMPTON.

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