Kimpton taps Ginny Too as SVP of people & culture

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Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants named Ginny Too as SVP of people & culture for the company.

Kimpton’s HR team is referred to as “people & culture” to reflect Kimpton’s commitment to empowering employees and maintaining an inclusive workplace environment.

Based in San Francisco, Too will be responsible for creating and executing Kimpton’s HR strategy, guiding regional P&C teams and spearheading the company’s employee journey. Prior to this role, Too led operations and corporate functions as VP of HR for the Americas at Kimpton’s parent company, InterContinental Hotels Group. With three decades of experience in growing and maintaining talent in the hospitality industry in the U.S. and Singapore, Too brings a fresh perspective to employee relations.


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“I’m excited to welcome Ginny to the Kimpton family. Her extensive global recruitment experience and heartfelt support of Kimpton’s core values are an excellent match for our company,” Mike DeFrino, CEO of Kimpton, said in a statement. “We look forward to the special brand of warmth and enthusiasm Ginny brings to the leadership team.”

“I’m thrilled to start my new role and help scale Kimpton’s award-winning culture,” Too said. “I firmly believe that in order for our employees to extend Kimpton’s signature heartfelt care to guests, they need to feel that level of care as well.” 

Too received her B.S. in psychology/social psychology and her M.S. in counseling and personnel services from Purdue University.

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