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    Hospitality pioneer encourages employees to transfer to one of 65 properties in its chain of boutique hotels. When a new hotel is opened, the goal is to staff it 50% with people from existing hotels. Kimpton plans to open 15 new hotels by 2017. Last year the company was acquired by Intercontinental Hotels Group (owner of the Holiday Inn brands) and will be operated as a wholly owned subsidiary. Upon the merger announcement, Kimpton employees were promised that its exemplary culture would remain intact.

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    Company Info

    CEO/Top Executive
    Mike DeFrino
    Rank last year21
    # of years on list6
    F500 Rank-
    Industry
    Hospitality
    Year founded1,981
    Type of organization
    Private
    Revenue (2014 or most recent year)
    $1 billion
    Web addresshttp://www.kimptonhotels.com
    Total US employees8,116
    Full-Time jobs added in last year50
    Number of work sites-

    Perks

    Offers compressed work weeks
    no
    Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
    yes
    Offers paid time off for volunteering
    yes
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    yes
    Onsite medical care facility
    no
    Offers college tuition reimbursement to employees
    yes

    Diversity

    % Women44.83%
    % Minorities62.30%
    % African-American13.27%
    % Asian10.03%
    % Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander0.37%
    % Caucasian or White34.04%
    % Hispanic/Latino35.49%
    % Native American/Alaska Native0.18%
    % Two or more races2.96%
    Same-Sex Benefits
    yes
    Non-discrimination policy
    yes

    Paid Time Off

    Holidays
    7
    Vacation
    10
    Sick days
    Set
    General PTO-

    Compensation

    Most common job (hourly)-
    Avg. base pay (for hourly employee)-
    Avg. extra comp. (for hourly employee)-
    Most common job (salaried)-
    Avg. base pay (for salaried employee)-
    Avg. extra comp (for salaried employee)-

    Hiring/Staffing

    FT voluntary turnover19.00%
    # of job applicants190,296
    Avg. # of applicants per opening150
    # of jobs filled1,573
    Jobs filled internally629
    % of jobs filled by referral35.00%
    # new graduates hired73
    # of job openings (as of Feb. 2015)445