The Kimpton Goodland has announced its new partnership with LA-based VNYL, a music discovery subscription service, to open a vinyl record shop on the property. Not only is this initiative a first for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, but it is also VNYL’s first record shop to open inside a hotel. The space features dozens of titles that can be enjoyed during one’s stay and purchased for the road, as well as listening stations powered by SONOS and VNYL’s connected turntable line, TRNTBL, that allows for listeners around the world to see what’s spinning at The Kimpton Goodland.
Located along the California coastline in Goleta, the 158-room The Kimpton Goodland is a SoCal-inspired bohemian oasis, that features a variety of nostalgic Americana amenities and programming, including a vintage house car and airstream, curated art gallery, in-room record players, film and concert series, adult summer camp-style games, yoga, pop-up shops and workshops, taught by local purveyors. The new partnership with VNYL will build on the art and music offering, further amplifying the guest experience.
“The collaboration with VNYL is the evolution of our record program at the hotel,” said Lea Sindija, Director of Programming at The Kimpton Goodland, who has been dubbed the ‘record concierge.’ “The hotel opened with vinyl and record players in every room which guests really enjoyed, so we wanted to take it a step further to enhance the guests’ stay. We curated the content of the shop to embody The Kimpton Goodland vibe by stocking music from the sixties through to the nineties, in addition to music from most of the bands that have performed on property. The ultimate take away from the record shop would be to have a guest discover new music that they can take with them and enjoy.”
VNYL Founder Nick Alt adds, “VNYL and The Kimpton Goodland share a deep passion for music discovery. I’m thrilled that together we will create unique and memorable experiences both for their guests and the Santa Barbara community.”
The Kimpton Goodland and VNYL collaborated with LA-based design and build group Ink & Wood to create VNYL’s retail experience in the hotel’s retro Americana style lobby, using sustainable materials and modern simplicity. (Watch the videohere.)
To celebrate the launch, the hotel and VNYL will be hosting a music-filled event on 19 May 2016, featuring Grammy nominated, platinum album certified Christian Rich, Oakland based, indie-darlings Waterstrider, and Jay Z’s tour DJ and scratch vinyl legend DJ Neil Armstrong, along with a special surprise guest. All of the artists performing will have their music stocked in the record shop and limited tickets are available via an RSVP link. Additionally, the hotel will be offering a launch package ‘Positive Spin,’ which includes deluxe accommodations, two cocktails upon arrival and a guest’s choice of record. The package price starts at $199 and will be available for travel until 31 December 2016.