KIMPTON HOTEL & RESTAURANT GROUP LLC
CEO: Michael Depatie.
Revenue: $687 million in 2010; $574 million in 2009.
No. of local employees: Approximately 250.
Headquarters: San Francisco.
Year founded: 1981.
Company description: Owns and operates 53 boutique hotels and 53 restaurants in 23 cities.
Key factors for success: Company touts upscale amenities, ecological practices, cultural ties to local communities.
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group LLC has followed up on its $49 million purchase of the former Se San Diego hotel by renaming it Hotel Palomar San Diego, updating its interior designs and rebooting its in-house restaurant, among other changes...