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Kimpton Hotels & Restaurant Group
Private Subsidiary of InterContinental Hotels Group
Industry Hospitality
Founded 1981 (San Francisco, California, United States)
Headquarters San Francisco, California, United States
Number of locations
65 hotels
Key people
 • Bill Kimpton, Founder
 • Mike DeFrino,
Chief Executive Officer
Services Hotels, restaurants, and bars
Revenue $1049.88 million USD (2014)
Number of employees
8135 (2014)[1]
Parent InterContinental Hotels Group

The Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group Inc. is a hotel and restaurant brand that is part of the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) hotel company. Founded in 1981 by William (Bill) Kimpton and led by Chief Executive Officer Mike DeFrino, the group was the largest chain of boutique hotels in the United States in 2011. The Kimpton Group currently operates 65 hotels, and the group's headquarters are in San Francisco, California. All Kimpton properties are located in the United States, with the exception of the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; and the Kimpton De Witt in Amsterdam. New hotels have been announced for Toronto, Paris, Grenada, Bali, Shanghai, Sanya, and Taipei.

Most Kimpton properties are marketed under their own 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. Fortune listed it as the #11 best company to work for in 2015.[1] Under contract, the company also manages and operates hotels owned by other entities.

On December 16, 2014, IHG announced that it would acquire Kimpton for $430 million in cash. IHG has retained the Kimpton brand name within the U.S. and may expand it globally.[2][3] As a result of the acquisition, seven of Kimpton's nine hotels in San Francisco departed the brand in July 2015.

Hotel brands[edit]

Hotel Monaco[edit]

Hotel Monaco in Salt Lake City

Hotel Palomar[edit]

Other hotels[edit]

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

Ink48, a Kimpton Hotel at 563 Eleventh Avenue, New York City, New York[6]

Restaurant brands[edit]




Company programs[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.[8]


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.[9] It has received a 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index released by the Human Rights Campaign every year since 2005.[10]

Women InTouch[edit]

The company sponsors Dress for Success Worldwide, an international non-profit organization that provides professional clothing and employment search programs for women.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Best Companies to Work For 2014". Fortune. February 4, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ "IHG agrees to acquire Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants to create the world's largest boutique hotel business" (Press release). Intercontinental Hotels Group. 16 December 2014. Archived from the original on 16 December 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-15. 
  3. ^ Downey, Sean (15 December 2014). "IHG Acquires Kimpton for $430 Million". Lodging. Retrieved 2014-12-15. 
  4. ^ Gunts, Edward (July 30, 2009). "Hotel Monaco Baltimore Offers Taste of Luxury". The Baltimore Sun.
  5. ^
  6. ^ Ink48, a Kimpton Hotel
  7. ^ Cooper, Rebecca (April 15, 2015). "Exclusive: Kimpton Hotels adds two more D.C. hotels to its portfolio". Washington Business Journal. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Environmentally Friendly Green Hotel Practices – Kimpton EarthCare Program". Kimpton Hotels. Archived from the original on 2008-05-13. 
  9. ^ "It's About The Bottom Line." Advocate 1016 (7 Oct. 2008): 55-56. Academic Search Premier. Web. 12 Dec. 2011.
  10. ^ Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2012 Archived 2011-12-06 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed: 12 Dec 2011.
  11. ^ Kimpton Cares Archived 2008-05-17 at the Wayback Machine. Kimpton Hotels

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