Nikki Carlson has been named general manager of the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel in downtown Sacramento, Calif. Carlson is responsible for the management, operations and marketing of the 250-room hotel.
Carlson has been in the hospitality industry for more than 10 years and began her career with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, where she rose in the ranks from executive housekeeping manager and front-office manager to the director of rooms. Most recently, she served as GM of Hotel Zoe, Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, where she managed a $17 million hotel renovation. Prior to that role, Carlson held the GM position at the 140-room Hotel Triton.
Carlson’s first position within the Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants portfolio, though, was in 2014 when she oversaw hotel operations for Sir Francis Drake in San Francisco as assistant GM.
“I couldn’t be more excited to come back home to Kimpton,” Carlson said in a statement. “My experience with the brand will help me continue to build on the hotel’s success. I look forward to working with the incredible Sawyer team as we focus on the care, comfort, and great service our guests have come to know and love.”
The Sawyer opened its doors fall 2017 at the Downtown Commons overlooking the new and first-ever indoor/outdoor arena—the Golden1 Center, home of the Sacramento Kings. The Kimpton Sawyer is surrounded by shopping, art galleries and the city’s restaurants and farmer’s markets. The Sawyer embraces the area’s nature and history with spaces that make use of organic textures, natural patterns and open-air areas.