SAN FRANCISCO (October 26, 2023) – Kimpton Hotel Enso announced today the appointment of Darius Shalforoosh as general manager. In this role, Shalforoosh will oversee the management and operation of the 131-room property, located in the heart of San Francisco’s Japantown.
Shalforoosh’s tenure with Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants spans 14 years and seven properties, having most recently served as assistant general manager at Kimpton Hotel Eventi in New York City, a position he held since 2021.
Shalforoosh started his career with Kimpton in 2009 at Nine Zero Hotel in Boston. He quickly rose through the ranks, holding various positions at landmark properties throughout the East Coast, including guest services manager at The Muse Hotel in New York City, assistant director of housekeeping at EPIC, A Kimpton Hotel in Miami, and director of housekeeping at Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel in South Beach. He then spent several years on the corporate task force team, serving as assistant general manager at Kimpton Taconic Hotel in Manchester, Vt.; supported people & culture efforts focused on hiring and onboarding associates during the opening of Kimpton Key West; and was acting restaurant manager for Area31 at EPIC, a luxury boutique Kimpton hotel. In 2021, Shalforoosh landed in New York City at Kimpton Hotel Eventi, where he was quickly appointed assistant general manager.
“I am honored to join the talented team at Hotel Enso, an exceptional property within our brand’s portfolio and one that is proud to celebrate the surrounding neighborhood’s rich history and culture,” says Shalforoosh. “It is an exciting time for the hotel, following a recent renovation and re-opening, and I look forward to working alongside the talented team here to usher in a new era for this Japantown jewel.”
The property underwent a complete transformation and rebranding, re-opening in fall 2022 as Kimpton Hotel Enso. With 131 spacious rooms and a private interior courtyard to unwind alfresco, the hotel offers stunning views of the city’s Japantown and Fillmore District neighborhoods. Additional amenities include morning coffee and tea service, evening social hours daily, Kimono-style bathrobes in all guestrooms, and an on-site fitness room. The hotel’s Technicolor Room serves as an exhibition space, showcasing rotating collections from local artists.
Hotel Enso’s new Zeitaku Package (which translates to extravagance in Japanese) introduces travelers to the best of San Francisco’s historic Japantown. Starting at $5,000, the culturally immersive and curated itinerary includes an omakase dining experience at one of the city’s best restaurants; a private, 30-minute helicopter tour with stunning aerial views of the Bay Area and its famous landmarks; a 60-minute San Francisco Bay cruise; a visit to the nearby Japanese Tea House and Garden; and a relaxing day at the world-famous Kabuki Spring & Spa, complete with face and body treatments for two. The package includes a three-night stay in the King Corner Spa Suite with Buchanan and Sutter Street views and private balcony, as well as Japanese kimono robes as an in-room welcome amenity and keepsake and roundtrip airport transfers.