San Francisco, March 05, 2015
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today that it was named to FORTUNE’s 2015 “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, marking the sixth year since 2009 that the boutique brand has received this honor. Landing an unprecedented 11th spot on the list, Kimpton is the highest ranked hospitality company in the United States, recognized for instilling and celebrating an exemplary and inclusive workplace culture that values individualism.
“This much-appreciated recognition is a nod to our employees who nurture Kimpton’s culture every single day,” said Kimpton CEO Mike DeFrino. “Every employee contributes his or her own stamp of creativity, thoughtfulness and care to the Kimpton experience. Receiving this honor six times reflects our ongoing commitment to maintaining an empowered company culture that truly resonates with our employees.”
In addition to being named a top employer by FORTUNE magazine, Kimpton recently earned a 100 percent score for workplace equality for the 11th year in a row by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and is continuously recognized as a great place to work by local business publications in many of the 30 cities where Kimpton operates.
Fortune partners annually with Great Place to Work® to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America to identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For®. Two-thirds of a company's survey score is based on the results of the Trust Index© Employee Survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. This survey asks questions related to employees' attitudes about management's credibility, overall job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the Culture Audit©, which includes detailed questionnaires about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts.
The complete list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” is featured in the March 2015 issue of FORTUNE magazine and can be viewed online at www.Fortune.com/BestCompanies.
ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a leading brand of boutique hotels and restaurants and the acknowledged industry pioneer that first introduced the boutique hotel concept to the United States. In 1981, Bill Kimpton founded the company that today is renowned for making travellers feel genuinely cared for through thoughtful perks and amenities, bold, playful design and a sincerely personal style of guest service. Out to help people live full, balanced lives, Kimpton aims to inspire with touches like yoga mats in every room, complimentary coffee and tea to start the day, hosted evening Wine Hour, in-room fitness programming and complimentary bike rentals. The award-winning restaurants and bars are led by talented chefs and bartenders that offer guests a chance to dine like a local.
Kimpton is consistently ranked as one of the top companies in the Market Metrix Hospitality Index, Upper Upscale Segment, for Customer Satisfaction. The company is highly-regarded for its innovative employee culture and benefits and has been named a FORTUNE magazine “Best Place to Work” seven times since 2009. Kimpton is continuously growing and currently operates over 60 hotels and 70 plus restaurants, bars and lounges in 30 U.S. cities. In January 2015, Kimpton was welcomed into the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands, bringing together two special cultures and sets of values to create the world's largest boutique hotel business. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.
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