Kitty Comforts

Niki Leondakis takes pet-friendly travel to a new level.

By Stacy Mantle

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There is a rare quality in certain individuals that makes them a bit more protective; a little more sensitive toward the world they live in. Niki Leondakis, cat lover extraordinaire and chief operating officer of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, has this quality. Her egalitarian approach to management and creative initiatives for the corporate and social responsibility of 41 boutique hotels throughout the United States and Canada is proof.

Her own love of cats has refined Kimpton’s unique approach to pet travel. When a small calico kitten came into her life, Leondakis realized more than ever how important pets are to their people.

**Get the September 2008 issue of CAT FANCY to read the full article.**

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