Kimpton earns top marks in 2015 Corporate Equality Index for 11th Consecutive Year. Boutique Hotel Company Earns 100 Percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 13th Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality.
“Without a doubt, our employees are behind every recognition we receive and are key to our continued success,” said Mike Depatie, CEO and president at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. “Earning a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index for the eleventh year in a row, which speaks directly to the diverse and inviting culture that we’re careful to maintain, is extremely rewarding.”
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
"In order to achieve a perfect score, a company has to show a deep and serious commitment to treating their LGBT employees fairly and equally on the job. We also look at whether a company is speaking out in the public square to advocate for LGBT equality here in this country and around the world,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants not only meets these standards, it goes above and beyond the call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental aspect of its corporate values."
Download your free copy of the 2015 Corporate Equality Index here.
ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the leading collection of boutique hotels and restaurants in the United States and the acknowledged industry pioneer that first introduced the boutique hotel concept to America. In 1981, Bill Kimpton founded the company that today is renowned for making travelers feel genuinely cared for while away from home through thoughtful perks and amenities, distinctive design that tells a story and inspires a sense of fun at each hotel 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 that offer guests a chance to dine like a local. Kimpton also leads the hospitality industry in eco-friendly practices that span all hotels and restaurants, and is consistently ranked as one of the top companies in the Market Metrix Hospitality Index, Upper Upscale Segment, for Customer Satisfaction. The company is highly-regarded for its innovative employee culture and benefits and has been named a Fortune magazine “Best Place to Work” five times since 2009. Kimpton is continuously growing and currently operates more than 60 hotels and nearly 70 restaurants, bars and lounges in 26 cities and counting.
For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.
Photograph courtesy of the Kimpton Firesky Resort in Scottsdale.