Industry Update
Appointment25 November 2021

Emily Nichols

Appointed General Manager
At Kimpton Alton Hotel in San Francisco - CA, USA

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Emily Nichols

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants today announced the appointment of Emily Nichols as General Manager of the Kimpton Alton Hotel, the boutique hotel group's newest property in San Francisco. In her new role, Nichols will oversee operations of the 248-room hotel designed in partnership with Kara Mann in the city's iconic neighborhood of Fisherman's Wharf.

Emily Nichols joins the Kimpton Alton Hotel in Fisherman's Wharf as General Manager following experience in San Francisco as the General Manager of the Kimpton Buchanan Hotel in Japantown. She previously served as the Assistant General Manager at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in Union Square. Emily brings nearly 15 years of experience in hospitality from hotels across the country—her background includes numerous task force stints including in Mendocino, CA and Palm Beach, FL.

Prior to moving to the Bay Area, Emily spent time in New York City as the Director of Operations for Dream Hotel Group and the Area Rooms Division Manager for Amsterdam Hospitality. Prior to that, Emily was General Manager for Kahler Hospitality Group in Rochester, Minnesota, where she oversaw all daily operations for the Residence Inn by Marriott.

Emily has a B.S. in Environmental Science and a B.A. in Metro Urban Studies, with a minor in Sociology from Augsburg University. Emily is a coffee aficionado and—no surprise here—loves traveling as well as caring for her plant collection. Her favorite places visited to date are Croatia and Barcelona.

Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC

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.
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