Allison directs the strategic development of the Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants brand. Leading a team of talented development executives, she oversees all real estate development activities and new management contract signings. An accomplished hotelier, Allison’s expertise covers owner relations, investor relations, and creative financing for new brand launches to established lifestyle brands.
Prior to joining Kimpton, Allison excelled in executive leadership positions within development, real estate investment, finance, brand management, and operations. Most recently, she served as the Senior Vice President of North America Development for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. In her role, Allison led development and acquisition efforts for all 11 Starwood brands in North America, the Caribbean, and French Polynesia. During her Starwood tenure, her leadership was instrumental in the launch of three new brands and signing over 600 new hotel deals.
Allison has been involved in strategic asset management responsible for the repositioning and/or sale of a $3.5 billion-dollar global joint venture and leasehold portfolio. Additionally, she held the role of Chief Financial Officer for W Hotels where she drove strategic operating and brand growth initiatives. Previously, Allison held various regional and property-level finance and operating roles at Interstate Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.
Allison graduated from Bryant University where she majored in Accounting/Finance and Hospitality Management. She and her husband Gene make their home in New Canaan, CT. In their leisure time, they can be found relaxing at the beach in the summer and cruising down the ski slopes in the winter.