Kimpton Cardinal Hotel appoints Kelly Brown as GM

The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel. Photo credit: Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants
Kelly Brown. Photo credit:
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel, the first upscale boutique property in Winston-Salem, N.C., appointed Kelly Brown to the position of general manager. In this role, Brown will oversee the day-to-day operations of the 174-room property, staff management and implement community relations.

Brown has more than 10 years of experience in the hotel industry. She began her career with Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, holding positions at Nine Zero Hotel, Ink48, Hotel Marlowe, Hotel Palomar and Hotel Monaco. Her hospitality experience most recently included the role of GM at the Inn at Diamond Cove in Portland, Maine.

“I’m thrilled to be returning to the Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants family,” Brown said in a statement. “My career essentially began with this dynamic and beloved brand and to be returning as the general manager of the Kimpton Cardinal is a privilege and an important milestone for me both personally and professionally. I look forward to working with one of the most talented teams in this industry to continue bringing next-level hospitality experiences to all of Kimpton Cardinal’s guests.”


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The Kimpton Cardinal opened in April 2016 in the R.J. Reynolds building, centrally located in downtown Winston-Salem. The hotel consists of 174 guestrooms, including 15 suites, a fitness center and adult recreation room, a neighborhood restaurant and bar in The Katharine and more than 6,300-square-feet of meeting and event spaces.

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