Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

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Kimpton Hotels & Restaurant Group
Type Private
Industry Hospitality
Founded 1981 (San Francisco, California, United States)
Headquarters San Francisco, California, United States
Key people  • Bill Kimpton, Founder
 • Michael Depatie, Chief Executive Officer
 • Thomas W. LaTour, Chairman
Services Hotels, restaurants, and bars
Revenue $905 million USD (2012)[1]
Employees 7,480 (2012)[1]
Website kimptonhotels.com

The Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group Inc. is an American hotel and restaurant company. Founded in 1981 by William (Bill) Kimpton and led by Chief Executive Officer Michael Depatie, it is the largest chain of boutique hotels in the United States.[2] The company's headquarters are in San Francisco, California. All its properties are located in the United States.

Most Kimpton properties are marketed under their own independent names as boutique hotels; however, in 2005, the company launched two sub-brands within the company's brand: Hotel Palomar and Hotel Monaco. Each hotel has a restaurant or bar that is marketed as upscale or trendy. The company's loyalty program is called Kimpton InTouch.[3] Fortune listed it as the #28 best company to work for in 2013.[1] Under contract, the company also manages and operates hotels owned by other entities.

Hotel brands[edit]

Hotel Monaco[edit]

Hotel Monaco in Salt Lake City

Hotel Palomar[edit]

Ink48, a Kimpton Hotel at 563 Eleventh Avenue, New York City, New York[5]

Other hotels[edit]

In addition to the Hotel Monaco and Palomar Hotel brand hotels, other company hotels include:

  • Alexandria, Virginia:
    • Morrison House – restaurant: The Grille, American cuisine
    • Lorien Hotel and Spa – restaurant: Brabo
  • Aspen, Colorado:
    • Sky Hotel – restaurant: 39 Degrees, social cuisine
  • Boston, Massachusetts:
    • Nine Zero Hotel – restaurant: KO Prime, traditional steakhouse
    • Onyx Hotel – restaurant: Ruby Room
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts:
    • Hotel Marlowe – restaurant: Bambara, American cuisine
  • Chicago, Illinois:
    • Hotel Allegro – restaurant: 312 Chicago, Italian–American cuisine
    • Hotel Burnham – restaurant: Atwood Cafe, contemporary American comfort food
  • Dallas, Texas:
    • Hotel Lumen – restaurant: Social, American cuisine
  • Los Angeles, California:
    • Hotel Wilshire – restaurant: The Roof on Wilshire
  • New York City, New York:
    • 70 Park Avenue Hotel – restaurant: Silverleaf
    • Muse Hotel – restaurant: Nios
    • Eventi Hotel
    • Ink48
  • Miami, Florida:
    • Epic Hotel – restaurant: Area 31, Mediterranean seafood
    • Surfcomber Hotel – Fully renovated as of December 1, 2011
  • Portland, Oregon:
    • Hotel Vintage Plaza – restaurant: Pazzo, northern Italian cuisine
    • Riverplace Hotel – restaurant: Three Degrees Restaurant, American Grill & Bar
  • San Diego, California:
    • Hotel Solamar – restaurant: J6, Californian cuisine
    • Hotel La Jolla – restaurant: Cusp, Mediterranean cuisine[6]
  • San Francisco, California:
    • The Tuscan – restaurant: Pescatore, rustic Italian cuisine
    • Prescott Hotel – restaurant: Postrio, contemporary American cuisine
    • Sir Francis Drake Hotel – restaurant: Scala's Bistro, French Italian cuisine
    • Argonaut Hotel – restaurant: Blue Mermaid, seafood
    • Harbor Court Hotel – restaurant: Ozumo, Japanese cuisine
    • Hotel Triton – restaurant: Cafe de le Presse, French cafe
  • San Jose, California:
    • Cypress Hotel – restaurant: Park Place, gourmet American cuisine
  • Santa Barbara, California:
    • Canary Hotel – restaurant: Coast Restaurant
  • Scottsdale, Arizona:
    • Firesky Resort and Spa – restaurant: Taggia, coastal Italian cuisine
  • Seattle, Washington:
    • Alexis Hotel – restaurant: Library Bistro, Local American cuisine
    • Hotel Vintage Park – restaurant: Tulio, northern Italian cuisine
  • Vero Beach, Florida:
    • Vero Beach Hotel and Spa – restaurant: Cobalt
  • Washington, D.C.:
    • Hotel George – restaurant: Bistro Bis, modernized French bistro
    • Hotel Helix – restaurant: Helix Lounge
    • Hotel Madera – restaurant: Firefly, American bistro
    • Hotel Rouge – restaurant: Bar Rouge, American cuisine
    • Topaz Hotel – restaurant: Topaz Bar and Restaurant, American cuisine
    • Donovan House – restaurant: Zentan, Asian cuisine

Company programs[edit]

Environment[edit]

The company's environmental program is called Earthcare. Every hotel adopts standard environmentally friendly products and practices, such as eco-friendly cleaning supplies and recycling.[7]

LGBT[edit]

Every year, the company sponsors a red-ribbon campaign generating awareness and funds for local HIV service agencies. In addition, local hotels make donations to LGBT charities and host events for local community groups. Kimpton formed K-GLEN, the Kimpton Gay and Lesbian Employee Network, to advise the company on personnel and community outreach concerns. The committee meets quarterly and has representation from every region of the country. The company was included as one of the ten best companies for gay and lesbian employees by The Advocate.[8] It has received a 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index released by the Human Rights Campaign every year since 2005.[9]

Women InTouch[edit]

The company sponsors Dress for Success Worldwide, an international non-profit organization that provides professional clothing and employment retention programs for women.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "100 Best Companies to Work For". Fortune. February 4, 2013. Retrieved February 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ Raine, George (April 27, 2008). "Joie de Vivre Finds Room To Grow – After Weathering Tumultuous times, Chip Conley's Hotel Company Looks Beyond the Bay Area and Seriously Pursues Food and Drink". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved November 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Kimpton Hotels: Boutique Hotels, Luxury Travel and Chef-Driven Gourmet Restaurants". Kimpton Hotels. 
  4. ^ Gunts, Edward (July 30, 2009). "Hotel Monaco Baltimore Offers Taste of Luxury". The Baltimore Sun.
  5. ^ Ink48, a Kimpton Hotel
  6. ^ "Hotel La Jolla". Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Environmentally Friendly Green Hotel Practices – Kimpton EarthCare Program". Kimpton Hotels. 
  8. ^ "It's About The Bottom Line." Advocate 1016 (7 Oct. 2008): 55-56. Academic Search Premier. Web. 12 Dec. 2011.
  9. ^ "Corporate Equality Index 2012 | Human Rights Campaign." Human Rights Campaign. Human Rights Campaign, 2011. Web. 12 Dec. 2011.
  10. ^ "Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants – Kimpton Programs – Kimpton Cares". Kimpton Hotels. 

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