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Dina Koss Named Director of Acquisition and
Development for Kimpton Hotels
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SAN FRANCISCO, September 13, 2005 – Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants welcomes Dina Koss to the corporate development team as director of acquisition and development. In this role, Koss is primarily responsible for identifying and analyzing business growth opportunities. 

“We are thrilled to have Dina on our team,” said Joseph Long, executive vice president of acquisitions and development for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. “Dina brings great hospitality experience to Kimpton, underwriting complicated hotel acquisitions and closely collaborating with several major hotel chains.”

Most recently, Koss was a financial analyst at Bear Stearns in New York working in the real estate, hotel and gaming industries on over one billion dollars in asset sale transactions and over $400 million in capital markets transactions.

Koss received her Bachelors of Science at Cornell University and obtained her Masters of Business degree from the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley.

About Kimpton
Founded by Bill Kimpton in 1981, San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a unique collection of boutique hotels coupled with chef-driven, destination restaurants. While all Kimpton Hotels are thoughtfully appointed and managed to help guests maintain and enrich their lifestyles on the road, each is individually designed to reflect the energy, personality, and pulse of its distinct location, history, and architectural style. Featuring highly personalized guest services, comforting in-room amenities, and one-of-a-kind specialty rooms and suites, Kimpton Hotels provide travelers with welcoming atmospheres that embrace its signature elements of care, comfort, style, flavor, and fun. Kimpton takes pride in its social responsibility, supporting select like-minded partners and is a leader in ecological practices. Kimpton currently operates 39 boutique hotels with restaurants throughout the United States and Canada. This includes the recently opened Onyx Hotel in Boston, 70 park avenue in New York City, and the Hotel Solamar in San Diego. Kimpton will re-launch the Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove, Miami in late summer of 2005 and additional projects are underway in South Beach, Dallas, Virginia and the Washington D.C. area.  For more information, please visit www.kimptonhotels.com or call 1-800-KIMPTON.

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Contact:

Jamie Law
Public Relations Coordinator
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
222 Kearny Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 955-5495
jamie.law@kimptongroup.com

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Also See: Jim Alderman Named Senior Vice President Acquisitions and Development for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants / August 2005
Joseph Long Named EVP of Acquisition and Development for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants / Aug 2003

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