Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants revealed today it was named the #6 best company to work for on the 21st annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, which is based on surveyed employee ratings of their workplace culture. This is the ninth year Kimpton has earned a spot on the prestigious list, continuing to outrank all other hospitality and restaurant companies. 2018 marks Kimpton’s highest placement to-date, positioning it alongside leading organizations such as Salesforce and Edward Jones.
The ranking recognizes Kimpton’s fierce commitment to fostering an environment where employees are empowered to make decisions that create meaningful connections with guests and each other. These “ridiculously personal experiences” are a signature of the beloved boutique hotel brand, and reflective of the company’s ongoing celebration of employees who bring their whole selves to work. At every level, and at every location, Kimpton employees are given autonomy to deliver a truly human experience.
“Kimpton’s special brand of magic is 100 percent attributed to our employees. We don’t believe in strict policies and processes, we believe in people -- and our guiding principle is hiring employees for heart and encouraging them to provide warm, intuitive service,” said Mike DeFrino, CEO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. “We’re incredibly honored to once again be named to Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For list because it reflects our unwavering pledge to treat our people with dignity and respect. We like to say we’re in the humanity business, not just the hospitality business.”
“The 2018 100 Best are true leaders,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “In the face of competition, change, and financial constraints, they consistently prioritize building the trust, pride, and camaraderie that fuels business performance. And they’re doing it at scale for everyone, regardless of who they are or what they do for the organization.”
The 100 Best Companies is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. In addition to the honor of the Fortune Best Companies to Work For list, Kimpton is also proud to be recognized on numerous other Great Place to Work lists including:
Best Workplaces in Chicago 2017 (ranked 3)
People Companies That Care 2017 (ranked 28)
Best Workplaces for Parents 2017 (ranked 12)
Best Workplaces for Diversity 2017 (ranked 8)
Best Workplaces for Women 2017 (ranked 22)
Best Workplaces for Millennials 2017 (ranked 11)
Best Large Companies in the Bay Area 2017 (ranked 1)
To see the full list of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For, click here.
For more information on career opportunities at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants visit www.kimptonhotels.com/careers.
About Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the acknowledged industry pioneer that introduced the boutique hotel concept to the United States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, Kimpton operates more than 60 hotels and 70 restaurants, bars and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations and up and coming markets in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. Time and again, Kimpton has demonstrated its commitment to creating spaces and experiences that are centered on its guests. From inspiring design that evokes curiosity to forward-thinking flavors that feed the soul, every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered. The Kimpton experience is always meaningful, unscripted and ridiculously personal.
Kimpton is highly regarded for its workplace culture and has been consistently recognized on the FORTUNE magazine “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Empowered employees bring to life the heartfelt guest experience that has come to define Kimpton.
In January 2015, Kimpton became part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.
About The FORTUNE 100 Best Companies To Work For®
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 310,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations with more than 1,000 employees. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.
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