Condé Nast Traveler announced last week the recipients of the 2019 Readers’ Choice Award and Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix, owned by DiamondRock Hospitality Company, was named #5 among the “Top 20 Hotels in the Southwest & West.”

As the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry, the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards only acknowledges the best-of-the-best within the travel industry. The 2019 awards nomination process was open to the public and more than 600,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers across the globe submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how people travel today. The full list of winners can be found here.

The 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at and will be celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler U.S. and U.K. print editions.

“As a DiamondRock Hospitality Company-owned hotel managed by Kimpton, we are honored to be recognized as one of the top hotels within the Southwest & West for the fourth consecutive year and among the top two hotels recognized in Arizona,” said Jeremy Wilhide, general manager of Hotel Palomar Phoenix. “Everyday, our team strives to provide the highest level of hospitality and service to our guests and this award is a testament to the hard work and dedication that goes into running one of the best hotels in the state. We couldn’t be happier to bring this award home to Downtown Phoenix.”

Located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, Hotel Palomar Phoenix is an urban retreat that strikes the balance between the energy of its city setting and Arizona’s laid-back lifestyle. The boutique hotel offers 242 spacious guest rooms and suites, all with modern interior touches and views of the surrounding city and mountains. In step with the signature style of Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar, this Phoenix destination combines contemporary design with an “Art in Motion” theme embracing the undercurrent of artistic energy throughout. Amenities include approximately 10,000 square feet of multi-use space across 10 meeting rooms, which can be customized for social and business events. The adjacent Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails is a New American kitchen that uses fresh flavors, seasonal ingredients and contemporary techniques to create familiar, yet refined dishes that share the spotlight with an award-winning cocktail program that raises the bar for drink culture in Downtown Phoenix, while the hotel’s third-floor outdoor pool terrace and adjacent LUSTRE Rooftop Bar provide a scenic venue for gathering.

For more information about Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix or to book a reservation, visit or call 602-253-6633. For more information about the 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, visit