Mike DeFrino

CEO, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Mike DeFrino

Mike DeFrino is Chief Executive Officer of Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, based in San Francisco, California.

He is responsible for overseeing all personnel and systems to acquire, develop, renovate, operate and maintain the growing number of hotels and restaurants managed by Kimpton, and to administer the overall operation of the brand. Kimpton was acquired by IHG® in January 2015, opening the door for a global launch and accelerated growth of the Kimpton brand within the US.

Mike joined Kimpton in 1997 as the General Manager of the Alexis Hotel. In less than two decades, he has held various roles within the company including the brand's first East Coast Vice President and subsequently as Senior Vice President of Hotels, followed by Executive Vice President of Hotels. Mike most recently served as Kimpton's third COO in its more than 30-year history.

Before joining Kimpton, Mike worked for ANA Hotels in Washington, D.C., and Ritz-Carlton Hotels in Atlanta, Detroit and Los Angeles. Originally from Connecticut, Mike is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta.