Gingerich promoted to elevate Kimpton’s multi-concept food and beverage platform and expand an international portfolio
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today that Scott Gingerich has been named Senior Vice President of Restaurants + Bars, promoted from his former role of Vice President of Restaurants + Bars, West. In this new position, Gingerich will head the restaurant division and run Kimpton’s more than 80 unique restaurants and bars in the Americas, with a focus on generating a profitable bottom-line. Gingerich will partner with executive chefs and general managers in delivering exceptional guest experiences that showcase Kimpton’s innovative culinary and beverage offerings. He will also work closely with the regional VPs of Restaurants + Bars to develop key food and beverage initiatives and expand Kimpton’s international footprint.
“As we continue to grow Kimpton’s global reach, we couldn’t be more thrilled to expand Scott’s role at the company which will further evolve our culinary program,” said Mike DeFrino, CEO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. “Scott’s wealth of knowledge and style of leadership – his creativity, determination and team spirit – will lead Kimpton restaurants and bars to even greater heights.”
In his previous roles at Kimpton, Gingerich has been responsible for overseeing all personnel and systems to develop, renovate, operate and maintain the growing number of restaurants and bars managed by Kimpton in the Western half of the US. He has also been instrumental in developing strategic direction and executing operational processes and procedures for Kimpton’s 28 Western Region restaurants and bars. Prior to joining Kimpton in January 2015, Gingerich held senior leadership positions with some of the industry’s most renowned and profitable restaurant groups including Hakkasan Hospitality, Tao Group, and China Grill Management.
For the second year in a row, Gingerich will be participating in the 2018 Chefs Cycle to raise funds and awareness in support of No Kid Hungry. A Central Coast California native, Gingerich received a bachelor’s degree from University of Virginia and a post-graduate degree from Cornell University. Gingerich and his wife, who is a chef, live in Santa Rosa, California with their three children.
About Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the acknowledged industry pioneer that introduced the boutique hotel concept to the United States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, Kimpton operates more than 60 hotels and 80 restaurants, bars and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations and up and coming markets in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. Time and again, Kimpton has demonstrated its commitment to creating spaces and experiences that are centered on its guests. From inspiring design that evokes curiosity to forward-thinking flavors that feed the soul, every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered. The Kimpton experience is always meaningful, unscripted and ridiculously personal.
Kimpton is highly regarded for its workplace culture and has been consistently recognized on the FORTUNE magazine “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Empowered employees bring to life the heartfelt guest experience that has come to define Kimpton.
In January 2015, Kimpton became part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.