A lobby redesign was part of the makeover of the recently relaunched Hotel Palomar San Diego, formerly known as Se San Diego and now owned by Kimpton Hotels.

A lobby redesign was part of the makeover of the recently relaunched Hotel Palomar San Diego, formerly known as Se San Diego and now owned by Kimpton Hotels.

KIMPTON HOTEL & RESTAURANT GROUP LLC

CEO: Michael Depatie.

Revenue: $687 million in 2010; $574 million in 2009.

No. of local employees: Approximately 250.

Headquarters: San Francisco.

Year founded: 1981.

Company description: Owns and operates 53 boutique hotels and 53 restaurants in 23 cities.

Key factors for success: Company touts upscale amenities, ecological practices, cultural ties to local communities.

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group LLC has followed up on its $49 million purchase of the former Se San Diego hotel by renaming it Hotel Palomar San Diego, updating its interior designs and rebooting its in-house restaurant, among other changes...

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