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  Greg Wolkom Appointed Chief Financial Officer, 
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
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SAN  FRANCISCO, April 4, 2006 — Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is pleased to announce Greg Wolkom as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Wolkom’s extensive experience arranging financing for many leading lodging, leisure, and real estate companies will be of significant importance in supporting Kimpton’s aggressive growth strategy. 
 
Wolkom brings to Kimpton a wealth of expertise in both corporate finance and in mergers and acquisitions.  During his comprehensive career in banking and investment banking he has completed a wide range of transactions for some of the most preeminent lodging and leisure companies in the United States
 
“Kimpton’s successful product platform is ready to be taken to the next level, especially as our growth increases in momentum,” said Kimpton’s President Mike Depatie. “We’re extremely pleased to have Greg at the helm of our financial operations. His expertise and excellent long-standing relationships in the lodging and real estate finance industry will be an important asset for Kimpton.”
 
In his most recent position as managing director of corporate finance and global head of the lodging and leisure group for Banc of America, Wolkom was responsible for leading the bank’s lodging investment banking practice. This experience will provide Kimpton with strong financial leadership as the company continues to expand in existing and new markets.
 
“I am thrilled to be joining the Kimpton team,” said Greg Wolkom. “As Kimpton embarks on a path towards major expansion, I look forward to being part of a company with such a reputable brand, distinct products and an esteemed culture.” 
 
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. 
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Contact

Allison Goldstein
(415) 955-5407
 Allison.goldstein@kimptongroup.com
www.kimptonhotels.com

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Also See: Kimpton Hotels Closes $157 Million Fund; Seeks to Double the Number of Kimpton-owned and Managed Properties / June 2005
Jim Alderman Named Senior Vice President Acquisitions and Development for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants / August 2005

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