As the president and CEO of Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, LaTour grew the company from one hotel to over 45 at the time of his retirement. In 2008, LaTour decided to return from his short retirement (six months) and launch his own personal brand of hospitality management, the LaTour Signature Group. He formed a joint venture agreement with ResortCom International, adding not only his stature and competence, but immediate depth to his fledgling organization. Since that time, LaTour Signature Group has been active in the field of seeking and acquiring management agreements for high-quality properties that fit within the LaTour Brand. Today, LaTour serves as Chairman and CEO of LaTour Hotels and Resorts.