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1. San Francisco to relax restrictions for outdoor dining and other businesses This article from KTVU Fox 2 News in San Francisco covers the recent decision by the San Francisco Department of Public Health to relax restrictions for outdoor dining and other businesses. The article explains that the new guidelines allow for outdoor dining, retail stores, and personal services to open with limited capacity and social distancing. Additionally, the article explains the new guidelines and what businesses need to do to stay in compliance. 2. San Francisco launches ‘Dreams Come True’ program to help small business owners This article from ABC 7 News covers the launch of the “Dreams Come True” program in San Francisco. The program is designed to help small business owners who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The article explains that the program provides grants of up to $50,000 to help small business owners cover costs associated with reopening and operating their businesses. The article also outlines the eligibility requirements for the program and how to apply. 3. San Francisco's Office of Small Business launches new grant program for Black-owned businesses This article from CBS SF Bay Area covers the launch of a new grant program from San Francisco

Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa Announces New General Manager

Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts' luxury and lifestyle portfolio, has announced the appointment of Diego Padula as General Manager. A seasoned leader in the luxury hospitality industry, Padula brings his wealth of experience to Roatán's first international branded hotel offering. Originally from Montevideo, Uruguay, Padula joins the leadership team at Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa with more than 20 years of experience in opening and managing lifestyle hotels across Latin America, the Middle East, and Europe. Padula most recently served as the General Manager of Soho House Mexico City and Mondrian Mexico City Condesa, where he successfully spearheaded the grand openings of both brands' inaugural Latin American properties. Prior to these roles, he spent six years in the Middle East contributing to the grand openings of the W Muscat in Oman and the W Dubai Mina Seyahi in the United Arab Emirates. In 2006, Padula was recognized as "Maître of the Year" by Placer Magazine, the youngest recipient in the award's history. "I am honored to be appointed as General Manager of Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa," said Padula. "The opportunity to introduce the Kimpton brand to this stunning destination is incredibly exciting, and I am committed to working with the talented team here to create an unforgettable guest experience that celebrates the unique spirit of Roatán." Padula continues his successful hospitality career with his new role as General Manager of Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa, where he will oversee the resort's daily hotel operations, maintain quality standards and ensure guest satisfaction. Padula's global hospitality experience has given him a proven ability to localize and elevate established brands from a guest perspective. He is passionate about creating authentic experiences that reflect the local culture and environment, and he is dedicated to building strong relationships with the community. ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts' luxury and lifestyle portfolio, is the original boutique hotel company, that pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, the San Francisco-born brand now operates more than 75 hotels and over 100 restaurants, bars, and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations, and up-and-coming markets globally. From inspiring design to forward-thinking flavors that feed the soul, Kimpton spaces and experiences center on its guests. Every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered so that guest experiences remain meaningful, unscripted, and ridiculously personal. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.