Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced yesterday that Allison Reid, an experienced hospitality executive, has been named its chief development officer for the Americas region. Allison has a history of success in development, real estate investments, finance, and hotel operations. In her role at Kimpton she will be responsible for leading real estate development and management contracts across the brand.
Prior to Kimpton, Allison served as senior vice president of North America development for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, overseeing development and acquisition efforts for all 11 of its brands in North America, the Caribbean and French Polynesia. Allison was also instrumental in launching three new brands including Starwood's "Tribute Portfolio," a collection of independent, four-star hotels, where she signed more than ten deals in the first year. Allison was also the chief financial officer for W Hotels, driving strategic operating and brand growth initiatives.
"With 18 projected openings through 2020, demand for the Kimpton brand is growing around the world," said Mike DeFrino, CEO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. "Allison's successful track record will further fuel our development pipeline and strengthen our presence in key urban, resort, and gateway markets."
"Bringing a pioneering boutique brand like Kimpton to new destinations will continue to challenge and evolve the hospitality industry," said Allison Reid. "I've also been a longtime fan of Kimpton's empowered company culture, and look forward to working side by side with Mike and the senior leadership team."
Allison spent six years at Interstate Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in various finance and regional roles prior to Starwood, and is a graduate of Bryant University with a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance and hotel management.
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