June 6, 2017 – Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today that Allison Reid, an experienced hospitality executive, has been named its chief development officer for the Americas region. Allison has a history of success in development, real estate investments, finance, and hotel operations. In her role at Kimpton she will be responsible for leading real estate development and management contracts across the brand.
Prior to Kimpton, Allison served as senior vice president of North America development for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, overseeing development and acquisition efforts for all 11 of its brands in North America, the Caribbean and French Polynesia. Allison was also instrumental in launching three new brands including Starwood’s “Tribute Portfolio,” a collection of independent, four-star hotels, where she signed more than ten deals in the first year. Allison was also the chief financial officer for W Hotels, driving strategic operating and brand growth initiatives.
“With 18 projected openings through 2020, demand for the Kimpton brand is growing around the world,” said Mike DeFrino, CEO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. “Allison’s successful track record will further fuel our development pipeline and strengthen our presence in key urban, resort, and gateway markets.”
“Bringing a pioneering boutique brand like Kimpton to new destinations will continue to challenge and evolve the hospitality industry,” said Allison Reid. “I’ve also been a longtime fan of Kimpton’s empowered company culture, and look forward to working side by side with Mike and the senior leadership team.”
Allison spent six years at Interstate Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in various finance and regional roles prior to Starwood, and is a graduate of Bryant University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance and hotel management.
About Kimpton Hotels & Resorts
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 travelers 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 who 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 brand 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 plus cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Europe. In January 2015, Kimpton became part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.
SOURCE Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants