Welcome. We're happy you're here.
At Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, we're looking for people who feel completely at home extending genuine, heartfelt care and comfort to our guests. If you would like to bring your passion for service, your individuality, personality, focus and creativity to work with you every day, we would like to hear from you.
This site is, in part, for great people seeking great jobs at Kimpton for the first time. If that's you, we invite you to poke around. View our open positions
The other part is an interactive portal for the wonderful, inspiring people who work for us. Many of them are often compelled to share stories, sing songs or write messages on their bald heads (not kidding) about why working for Kimpton is such a happy thing. This site is an outlet for them. We figure we have to let them get it out somewhere so they don't burst on the job. We also figure people who are new to Kimpton might also like to hear these stories, which is why we don't password protect them.
Kimpton is a privately owned company. In some ways, we still act a lot like we did 30 years ago when we opened our first hotel in San Francisco. We don't have a lot of fussy procedures and manuals lying about telling us how we have to do something. We're compelled by utter desire to be the best human beings we can possibly be. Turns out, that's good for business.
In 1981, Bill Kimpton pioneered the boutique hotel concept in the United States. His dream was to provide weary travelers with a haven of comfort, service, security and style. Oh, and how about a nice glass of wine and a good meal at the end of the day, too? Today we stay true to Bill Kimpton's legacy by offering personalized service, feel-good amenities like our Hosted Evening Wine Hour, and one-of-a-kind hotels and restaurants.
"Bill Kimpton was so focused on making sure the guests of the first hotel and restaurant in 1981 had such a terrific experience that he made it crystal clear to all those first employees that they were fully empowered to do whatever needed to be done in the moment to take care of any guest need.
And at the end of the day he would debrief with all the employees about what the guests needed that we were not providing - but more importantly he also wanted to know what the employees needed to do their jobs better.
From our very start every employee's opinions and feelings then and still today have high value in driving the direction of this company."