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Kimpton Downsizes S.F. Footprint

The S.F.-based chain of boutique hotels and restaurants is suddenly shrinking big time in its hometown city, and those changes could reach all the way to Chicago. The shakeup at Kimpton comes just six months after InterContinental Hotels bought the boutique chain. In the past two weeks, Kimpton suddenly dropped four of six hotel properties in S.F. The four properties are now being managed by what appear to be other, less well-known boutique hotel operators, reports the San Francisco Business Times. There are two remaining local Kimpton hotels (one is the Sir Francis Drake, pictured); the chain once had 2,785 rooms in the city and now that figure is down to 549. [SFBT]