Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Overview

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 5001 to 10000 Employees
  • 1981
  • Company - Private
  • Hotels, Motels, & Resorts
  • $1 to $2 billion (USD)

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the original boutique hotel company, pioneering the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the U.S. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, Kimpton now operates more than 60 hotels and 80 restaurants, bars and lounges across ...
Mission: At Kimpton, our shared mission is to make people's lives better through heartfelt human connections. It’s a level of emotional investment you won’t find elsewhere. It’s what drives all that we do, and it’s what inspires a sense of belonging for our guests and employees alike.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2020(#40), 2019(#76), 2018(#37)

Company Updates

March 2, 2021
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What you want, baby we got it. What you need, do you know we got it? It’s our new #KimptonEdit and, girl, it’s Good as Hell. We’re celebrating Women’s History Month and all of the strong, intelligent, resilient, and innovative women we know and those who have paved the way before them. This year's theme is all about valiant women, refusing to be silenced. We took the theme pretty (read: very) literally and created a power playlist of kick-ass anthems from our favorite female artists. With hits from Stevie Nicks, Lizzo, Christina Aguilera and so many more, we hope these tunes will empower, inspire and motivate you all month long.
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March 2, 2021
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We think we have a pretty good thing going at Kimpton. But don’t just take our word for it. The authorities at Travel Leisure have spoken, and we couldn’t be more honored that 13 of our hotels have been included on this year’s T L 500 List. It recognizes the best hotels around the world, and we’re thrilled to find ourselves in such great company. Check us out below until you can see us in person again.
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Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Reviews

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"Authentic and Approachable"

Oct 21, 2020 - Director
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I've found folks at all levels of the organization to be authentic and approachable. The CEO is Mike, not Mr. DeFrino - this is quite a difference from an unnamed "big brand" I was with earlier in my


Only downside is having a big brother in IHG that is a little less "Kimpton-y". Understandable considering they're primarily franchise mid-scale and what it takes to effectively manage in that
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Diversity & Inclusion at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

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How is diversity at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants?

...Great attention to diversity and inclusion, Strong focus on the culture of the company, Growth opportunities, Celebrates individuality, Not a cookie cutter hospitality company, Learning opportunities through online and in person trainings and classes, Community involvement and many more pros that I am forgetting at the moment...Read More

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Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Interviews

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Applied online62%
Employee Referral16%
In Person12%

  1. Manager Interview

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    Negative Experience
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    The “manager” that interviewed me asked my age and used the f word throughout the interview. His laid back interview style made me think I would be hired, but when I was not I realized how unprofessional he was either way. I’m glad I was not offered a job.

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Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work ForFortune2017
  • 100 Best Companies to Work ForFortune2016
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT EqualityHuman Rights Campaign2016
  • 50 Best Workplaces for DiversityFortune2016
  • 100 Best Companies to Work ForFortune2015

Pledges & Certifications

  • Social Responsibility Pledge

    Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • First Job Programs

    Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

  • Pay Equality Pledge

    Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

  • Career Advancement Program

    Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

  • Pledge to Thrive

    Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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What is paid time off like at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants?

...Decent pay and requesting time off...

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