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95. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Rank: 95 (Previous rank: N.A.)
What makes it so great?
Operator of luxury boutique hotels (Sir Francis Drake, Palomar, Monaco) navigated financial storms by introducing new training and reward programs and minimizing layoffs by reducing hourly worker schedules.
Headquarters: 222 Kearny Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94108
2007 revenue ($ millions): 616
Employees  
U.S. employees 6,298
Employees outside U.S. 160
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) 198
% job growth (1 year) 4%
% voluntary turnover 25%
Applicants 4,497
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009) 187
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
General Manager
$134,769
Most common job (hourly):
Room Attendant
$26,242
Benefits  
Paid sabbaticals Yes
Onsite child care No
Health  
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Work-life  
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek No
Telecommuting Yes
Diversity  
% minorities 62%
% women 44%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 30
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 30
From the February 2, 2009 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 2007 or latest fiscal year. All data 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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