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 Joe Pagone Named Assistant General Manager
at Kimpton's Palomar Chicago

CHICAGO – December, 2010 – Kimpton’s Palomar Chicago is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Pagone to the executive team as assistant general manager.  An Illinois native, Pagone will be responsible for overseeing front office operations and the housekeeping department at the 261-room hotel.
Already a member of the Kimpton family, Pagone joins Palomar Chicago from the Hotel Allegro, also in Chicago, where he served as director of rooms.  He was a member of the opening and task force teams, and was responsible for increasing both employee and guest satisfaction scores during his two-year tenure. 
“I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Joe as a Kimpton colleague, and I’m thrilled about the level of enthusiasm and talent he’ll bring to Palomar Chicago,” said Nabil Moubayed, general manager.  “He embodies all of the principles of our brand, including a genuine approach to customer care; a fun, playful attitude; and a commitment to being eco-friendly through sustainable practices via our EarthCare program.”
Prior to joining Kimpton, Pagone spent four years at the Intercontinental Chicago, starting as the assistant manager of Zest restaurant and rising through the ranks to become assistant director of food and beverage, overseeing operations of all outlets and banquet functions at the 792-room property, as well as a team of nearly 300 employees.  He previously held roles at The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago and the Doral Eaglewood Conference Center, Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL.
Pagone is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL with a bachelor’s degree in consumer science.  He lives in Chicago’s Loop neighborhood with his wife and newborn daughter and enjoys ice hockey, skiing and checking out the city’s dining scene.
Palomar Chicago is located at 505 North State Street, Chicago, IL, 60654. For more information please call (312) 755-9703 or (877) 731-0505 toll free or visit

About Palomar Chicago, A Kimpton Hotel
Located in Chicago’s vibrant River North neighborhood, Hotel Palomar Chicago is Kimpton’s newest addition to its Windy City collection.  Designed by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, the hotel celebrates “Art in Motion,” and features pieces that pay homage to Chicago’s 1893 Columbian Exposition and Fair.  The evolved boutique concept features 261 guest rooms and suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows, a rooftop indoor pool, 5,800 square feet of stunning meeting and event space, and an adjacent dining experience, Sable Kitchen & Bar.  In addition to an eco-friendly green roof, the hotel operates with more than 70 sustainable practices as part of Kimpton’s brand-wide EarthCare program. Hotel Palomar Chicago is convenient to many of Chicago’s most popular attractions, including The Magnificent Mile, McCormick Place, Navy Pier and Merchandise Mart, as well as family favorites such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Willis Tower Skydeck.

About Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants  
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a collection of boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants in the US, is an acknowledged industry pioneer and was the first to bring the boutique hotel concept to America. Founded in 1981 by Bill Kimpton, the company is well-known for making travelers feel welcomed and comfortable while away from home through intuitive and unscripted customer care, stylish ambience and having a certain playfulness in its approach to programs and amenities. Each hotel provides a range of exciting culinary experiences through locally-loved, top-rated, destination, chef-driven restaurants. Kimpton leads the hospitality industry in ecological practices through its innovative EarthCare program that spans all hotels and restaurants. Market Metrix, a recognized authority and leader in feedback solutions, consistently ranks Kimpton above other hotel companies in luxury and upper upscale segments for customer satisfaction. Privately held Kimpton operates 51 hotels and 54 restaurants in 16 states. For more information visit or call 1-800-KIMPTON.

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Also See: Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Atlanta Midtown Names Mireille Dizard the Director of sales and Marketing /

Kimpton Hotels Appoints Mark Fischer to General Manager and Alicia Junca as Director of Sales and Marketing for the 304-room Hotel Palomar Atlanta / January 2009

Developer Beau King Teams Up with Kimpton Hotels for a Planned $100 million 230-room Palomar Hotel with 38 Condominium Units in Midtown, Atlanta / August 2006

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