Kimpton Creates New Role

Kathleen Reidenbach advances from SVP to Chief Commercial Officer at boutique hotel group.
Kathleen Reidenbach
Kathleen Reidenbach

San FranciscoKimpton Hotels & Restaurants has named Kathleen Reidenbach Chief Commercial Officer, a new position intended to align the company’s commercial functions.

“Kathleen’s unwavering commitment to Kimpton and remarkable leadership qualities make her the perfect fit for our new Chief Commercial Officer position,” said CEO Mike DeFrino in a prepared release.

Reidenbach began her tenure at Kimpton as a business analyst in 2002. Previously, she was a financial analyst at Robertson Stephens, a San Francisco-based investment bank serving the technology sector.

In her most recent position, SVP of marketing, Reidenbach grew Kimpton into a formidable boutique hotel firm. Now, the hospitality group operates more than 130 hotels and restaurants domestically, with global functions soon to come.

Always an innovator, Reidenbach has pursued unique strategies to improve Kimpton’s growth in the boutique hotel category. In 2014 she unveiled Kimpton Karma Rewards, a bespoke customer loyalty program. She also bolstered the company’s social media presence, increased digital visibility and revamped charitable initiatives.

DeFrino continued, “In addition to being the creative force behind award-winning marketing strategies that have raised our brand recognition and positioning, Kathleen is a passionate champion of our heartfelt Kimpton culture. We’re confident she’ll lead with heart and intelligence as we bring the unique Kimpton guest experience to new destinations.”

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