News for the Hospitality Executive
|SAN FRANCISCO, May 7, 2007 – Dan Miller, a longtime hospitality
development executive, has been named Senior Vice President of Acquisitions
and Development at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the leader in the
fast-growing boutique/lifestyle hotel segment. Miller will be in
charge of all acquisitions, management contracts and other development
activities in the Southeast and Southwest regions.
“Miller’s extensive experience in the area of hospitality development will be a great asset to support Kimpton’s ambitious growth plans over the next few years,” said Joe Long, executive vice president of Acquisitions and Development. “We feel privileged to have the benefit of Miller’s intelligence, enthusiasm, and keen understanding of the hospitality real estate market.”
Miller joins Kimpton after a successful tenure at Felcor Lodging Trust as Vice President – Capital Transactions. In this role he was responsible for the disposition of 45 assets with market value in excess of $500 million in the past three years.
“Kimpton is projected to double in size in the next five years – I am thrilled to be here and to be a member of the team during this exciting time in its expansion,” said Miller. “Consumer demand for increasingly upscale accommodations combined with highly personalized customer care is growing and Kimpton is ideally positioned to deliver on that demand.”
Miller brings 26 years experience in hotel acquisition, development, disposition, and management. His prior posts include Vice President of Real Estate & Development for Accor North America, Development Director for Embassy Suites, and development and operations positions with Marriott, Laventhol & Horwath and Hyatt Hotels.
Miller holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the first and leading collection of boutique hotels throughout the United States and Canada. Founded by Bill Kimpton in 1981, privately held Kimpton Hotels offers services and design elements focused on care, comfort, style, flavor and fun. Every Kimpton hotel reflects the energy, personality and pulse of its location, history and architectural style. Each property features personalized guest services, comforting in-room amenities, specialty rooms and suites, and provides a range of exciting culinary experiences through affiliated top-rated destination chef-driven restaurants.