At Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, 92 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 924 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.55. It was published on Sep 12, 2016. 58498 Visitors

What Employees Say

I can be myself around here.
People celebrate special events around here.
Management trusts people to do a good job without watching over their shoulders.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
Management is approachable, easy to talk with.

What They Do

We asked Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We operate 62 boutique hotels and 54 chef-driven restaurants, lounges and bars in 30 cities across the U.S.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Hospitality
US Headquarters: San Francisco, California US Sites: 116
Major Locations: Washington DC, District of Columbia; Chicago, Illinois; Miami, Florida; New York, New York; Portland, Oregon US Employees: 8,142
Corporate Structure: Public Stock Symbol: IHG
Founded: 1981

Employee Ribbon cutting Gray Hotel Chicago

Perks and Programs

We asked Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Hotel and Restaurant discounts: Our employees can stay at any and all Kimpton hotels for just $50 a night. Employee and his/her immediate family (mother, father, spouse, domestic partner, child, grandparent, grandchild, brother or sister) are eligible for the employee discount after the employee has completed 90-days of employment with a Kimpton hotel or restaurant.
  • Bill's Honor Roll: This perk was developed to give encouragement and recognition for our employees’ children who’ve achieved academic success through hard work and commitment to schoolwork. Each child receives a congratulations note from Mike DeFrino, CEO and a gift certificate to Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
  • Pet Bereavement leave: When a pet dies, our employees need some time to grieve and we make all the accommodations possible for that employee to show care for him/her during a difficult time. Available to both salaried and hourly employees.
  • Children and Elder back-up care: We have back-up care for employees who have children. Also this perk includes back-up care for the employee who is taking care of a parent. Every salaried and hourly eligible employee may opt in to this program.
  • Parental Leave: Kimpton offers up to six weeks of paid parental leave for mothers, fathers and partners – well above the industry standard. This leave is available for parents welcoming new children through adoption or live birth, and extends to the time to which employees are entitled from the federal government (or their respective state governments).
  • Sabbatical: To rejuvenate their spirit, Kimpton’s general managers, executive chefs, Home Office and regional employees of director status or higher receive one month of paid sabbatical leave for every seven years of service. The catch: they must unplug from their jobs, eliminating email and phone calls during their sabbatical.


$32,171 Average salary and additional cash compensation for room attendant $51,372 Average salary and additional cash compensation for sous chef
25% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 6% of an employee's salary75% Company-paid health coverage for employees
70% Company-paid health coverage for dependents $1,300 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax savings account


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Free lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Fitness classes
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Dry cleaning
Eventi hotel NYC employees


17 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 17 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
6 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 6 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
4 weeks Paid sabbatical after 7 year(s)


  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option


60 days Job-protected maternity leave30 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave
30 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)30 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
48 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents24 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. Not all employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Offsite subsidized childcare
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative
  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Elder care resources


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (at some locations)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$552,717 Philanthropic donations in last year


  • Formal programs support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

Training Graduation


Hula Hoop contest GM CHEF conference

How to Get Hired

We asked Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We are a relationship based  company and hire for culture first. We want to get to know the candidate as a person, not just a set of technical skills. The most successful employees at Kimpton are the ones that embrace and contribute to our culture, that lead by example, and who support and care for one another.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Great candidates are the ones that come in prepared to engage us in conversation, ask us great questions and are authentic. We have extensive training for employees to learn technical skills, but we cannot teach people to provide genuine heartfelt care to others.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We currently have 550 new openings coming up across the US.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

They can go to ( or - at the bottom of the home page click on careers, positions in all regions across the US will appear).

hiring Outlook

122,238 Applications received 1,474 Positions filled in past year
40% New hires by employee referrals 459 New positions created
761 Jobs filled by current employees Yes Recruits on college campuses
67 New graduates hired 32% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
5% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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