Epic Hotel Hosts Ice Cream Social to Benefit Dress for Success Miami

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**THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010**

kimpton’s EPIC Hotel, Miami Hosts Ice Cream Social

FOR GUESTS AND LOCALS to Benefit Dress for Success MIAMI

What: Kimpton’s EPIC Hotel in Miami is extending its daily complimentary wine hour guest program as it teams up with Area 31 restaurant to host an Ice Cream Social for both guests and locals to enjoy scoops of ‘housemade’ ice cream for $3-$5 with all proceeds benefiting Dress for Success Miami, an organization devoted to helping disadvantaged women reenter the workforce. Exhale Spa will also be on hand providing complimentary mini-manicures in sorbet shades.

          EPIC’s Ice Cream Social is part of “Scoop for Success”, a nationwide Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants month-long celebration of ice cream benefiting Dress for Success. Scoop for Success includes a different featured flavor at each of Kimpton’s restaurants across the country and benefiting local Dress for Success affiliates. Scoop for Success also includes the nationwide, Ice Cream Social – a series of coast-to-coast events being held on July 15 at Kimpton hotels, where the restaurant’s signature sweets will be available for purchase with all event proceeds donated to the local Dress for Success affiliate.

Who/Visuals: “Scooping” and serving during the event:

            - Sonia Jacobson, Executive Director, Dress for Success Miami

            - Lesli Vohwinkel, Area Director of People & Culture, EPIC Hotel and Area 31

When: Kimpton’s EPIC Hotel, Miami Ice Cream Social

          Thursday, July 15, 2010

          5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where: EPIC Hotel – 16th Floor Pool Deck

270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami

Background: In addition to the Ice Cream Social scheduled for July 15, Area 31 Executive Chef John Critchley has created two ice cream desserts as part of ‘Scoop for Success’, with $1 from each dessert sale donated to Dress for Success Miami throughout the entire month of July,National Ice Cream month. The two signature ice cream desserts developed exclusively for ‘Scoop for Success’ are the Peach Bombe (Georgia peach sherbet with brown butter-almond ice cream, coffee butter crumbs and cinnamon cream), and The Melon (compressed melons, ras el hanout ice cream, mint ice cream and local honeycomb). For additional information on ‘Scoop for Success’, visit EPIC on Facebook (see events section) at http://www.facebook.com/EPICHotel, or call EPIC at 305/424-5226; or Area 31 at 305/424-5234.