Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants appointed Nick Rimedio as GM of the La Peer Hotel, which will open in Los Angeles summer 2017. A seasoned hospitality veteran, Rimedio brings twenty years of industry experience to the property’s management team, transitioning from his most recent role as hotel manager of Viceroy’s L’Ermitage Beverly Hills.
Located in West Hollywood’s Design District, La Peer Hotel will reflect the neighborhood’s emphasis on art, architecture and fashion. The design-centric hotel will consist of 105 guestrooms and suites, a retail space, a 3,900-square-foot roof deck, a poolside fitness center and more than 8,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor dining and lounge spaces.
In his new role at La Peer Hotel, Rimedio will oversee all hotel activities, including personnel, operations, guest relations and business development. In his previous position as hotel manager at L’Ermitage, he directed all hotel operations for the Forbes Five Star/AAA five diamond property, oversaw a $45-million renovation that included all guestrooms and public areas and also led the hotel through a complex conditional use permit application with the city of Beverly Hills.
Prior to joining L’Ermitage, where he previously served as director of food and beverage, Rimedio held positions as hotel manager at Avalon Beverly Hills, and director of food and beverage at Carmel Valley Ranch. His breakthrough in luxury came under famed chef Charlie Trotter, first at his restaurant in Chicago, and then as GM for Trotter’s “Restaurant Charlie” in the Palazzo Las Vegas, which he opened in 2008. In addition to operations, Nick also worked in development through restaurant projects in Marin and Napa Valley.
“Nick’s experience and expertise are exactly what will drive the success of this hotel,” Ed Virtue, Kimpton Hotels area director of operations, SoCal – Los Angeles & Orange County, said in a statement. “His outstanding reputation in the hospitality business combined with his inspirational style of leadership is the perfect fit for Kimpton and La Peer. I look forward to watching Nick and this hotel thrive and flourish.”