In an election year of pandemic-induced social distancing coupled with projected record-breaking voter turnout, cities are turning to their sprawling hotels to provide space for voters to exercise their civic duty.
When the Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood was recently tapped to transform itself into an official Los Angeles early-voting center this month, its staff jumped at the idea.
“Of course the answer was yes,” Kimpton General Manager Nick Rimedio, who is also the chairman of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, told The Washington Post. He and his staff were “so delighted we could make our facility available for something as important as voting right now … I couldn’t think of a better way to support our community.”
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