Cooper named Kimpton’s head of development for North America, Caribbean

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has named Tiffany Cooper head of development for North America and the Caribbean.

She is responsible for leading the Kimpton development team and continuing the brand’s growth trajectory by expanding its portfolio in North America through hotel conversions, adaptive-reuse and new-build opportunities for both franchised and management agreements.

Cooper has more than 27 years of experience, beginning her career in sales & marketing operations for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in 1995. She joined Starwood Hotels & Resorts in 1999 and continued working in operations, leading sales teams for various Starwood properties until 2005 when she transitioned to the Real Estate Development Group for Starwood. During this time, she extensively grew Starwood’s portfolio, expanding the brand throughout the Western Region.

In September 2016, following Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood, she joined the Marriott International development team, focused on full-service and luxury hotel development, until moving back to Kimpton in April 2018.