Diversity Programs

Diversity Programs

Differences make a difference
We are committed to creating a culture that reflects the diversity of our hotel and restaurant guests. With that goal in mind, we encourage each of our employees to understand, accept, and celebrate differences among people. That includes different personalities, lifestyles, workstyles, education, and experience. We also welcome and embrace people of all races, ethnicities, ages, religions, physical abilities, sexual identities, gender identities and genders.

Our programs are imaginative and involving. We encourage diversity and inclusion in our hiring practices and employee programs. Here are some of the approaches in effect throughout our organization:

  • Our Diversity Board focuses on recruiting minority candidates, creating a minority mentor program and developing employee resource groups
  • We have many fun activities, such as poster, song, and photo contests, that increase awareness
  • We have established corporate guidelines that encourage diversity in our suppliers
  • We have regional advisory boards across the country
  • Senior Kimpton leaders are required to offer diversity training
  • We have established a KGLEN (Kimpton Gay and Lesbian Employee Network) employee resource group
  • We work with Dress for Success to raise funds and increase exposure for women entering or re-entering the workforce
  • Domestic partners benefits have been added to our medical benefit plan
  • Since Kimpton was founded in 1981, we have included women and minorities in senior executive positions