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16. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Rank: 16 (Previous rank: 83)
What makes it so great?
Traditions like the "Housekeeping Olympics," which features blindfolded bedmaking and the "vacuum dash," and a $10,000 employee prize for best service keep this hotel operator from feeling like a big chain.
Headquarters:
222 Kearny Street
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94108
2010 revenue ($ millions): 780
Website: www.kimptonhotels.com
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Employees  
U.S. employees 6,996
Employees outside U.S. 0
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) 210
% job growth (1 year) 4%
% voluntary turnover 23%
Applicants 104,765
Job openings (as of 1/2/12) 126
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
General Manager
$118,435
Most common job (hourly):
Room Attendant
$29,391
Benefits  
Fully paid sabbaticals Yes
Onsite child care No
Health  
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center No
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Work-life  
Job sharing program No
Compressed workweek No
Telecommuting No
Diversity  
% minorities 62%
% women 45%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 40
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 40
From the Feb. 6, 2012 issue
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2010 or latest fiscal year. All data are from July 2011 and based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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