SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 24, 2019: IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, will welcome more than 25 highly-anticipated Kimpton hotels across 20 new global destinations including Mexico City, Paris, Barcelona, Bali, and Shanghai, in the next three to five years.
Founded in 1981 in San Francisco by Bill Kimpton, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants’ heartfelt approach to hospitality has translated to unique, design-led hotels across city centers, beachside resorts, mountain getaways, and more. Since acquiring the brand in 2015, IHG has driven Kimpton’s global growth beyond the U.S. IHG has opened the first Kimpton® hotel in the Caribbean, Kimpton® Seafire Resort + Spa in Grand Cayman; the first hotel outside of the Americas, Kimpton® De Witt in Amsterdam and debuted in the UK with a flagship property for the brand, Kimpton® Fitzroy London. The brand continues to grow and is set to make its debut in a suite of new markets around the world from Germany to Grenada, Indonesia, Spain and China.
Mike DeFrino, CEO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, said: “In the last several years we have worked to bring Kimpton to more exciting destinations around the world. Bill created an enduring legacy and decades later, his commitment to both employees and guests, and willingness to take risks has paved the way for unique hotels and restaurants that for the first time, are thriving outside of the Americas. Whether we’re in Bali or London, we have a deep understanding of the neighborhoods we’re in and bring our love for travel, food and drink, and exploration to life with our properties.”
Kimpton is renowned for its design leadership, ridiculously personal guest experience, memorable meetings and events, and first-class restaurants and bars. Bound together by an irreverent and empowered workplace culture, each hotel and restaurant is anchored in creating heartfelt, human connections – inspiring curiosity and a sense of adventure.
Upcoming marquee hotel openings include:
Kimpton Da An Hotel – Taipei, Taiwan
Poised for a Spring 2019 unveiling, Kimpton Da An is an urban sanctuary in the heart of Taipei, bridging the historic ZhongShan and DaTong districts with the modern, upscale Xinyl district. The hotel’s interior design will celebrate the area’s heritage with artistic modernity and traditional craftsmanship. Expect lush botanicals, light-filled spaces and a restaurant – The Tavernist, offers playful modern cuisine led by former Noma Chef, James Sharman.
Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel – Edinburgh, Scotland
Opening in Spring 2019, Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel will consist of seven interconnected Georgian-style townhouses that blend traditional glamour with modern-day Scotland. Overlooking a beautiful private garden square, located in the heart of the city center, everything from the glass-topped central courtyard to the locally-loved Middle Eastern restaurant provides an ideal haven in the Scottish capital.
Kimpton Kawana Bay Resort – Grenada, Caribbean
Marking Kimpton’s second Caribbean resort and slated to open in early 2020, Kimpton Kawana Bay will be a 220-room luxury hillside retreat located between tropical rainforest cliffs and the world-renowned Grand Anse Beach. All rooms feature spectacular ocean views and a number of suites will have private pools. The name of the resort itself, Kawana Bay, pays homage to the area’s native leatherback turtles, named “Kawana” – a fixture on the Spice Island.
Kimpton Bali – Bali, Indonesia
The natural beauty of the Nusa Dua coastline and lush volcanic hillsides make for a perfect backdrop to Kimpton Bali, opening in 2020. Here, 50 luxury villas serve as a lifestyle sanctuary that will embrace local Balinese culture while delivering a genuine experience on the Island of the Gods.
Kimpton Karma Rewards, the loyalty program of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, became part of IHG Rewards Club® in early 2018. Karma Rewards members now have access to the global scale of 5,500 hotels around the world, as well IHG Reward Club benefits, such as access to partners and exclusive rates. IHG Rewards Club members can also earn and redeem points for stays at Kimpton hotels around the world.
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*Numbers correct as of 30 September 2018
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About Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the original boutique hotel company, which pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, Kimpton now operates more than 60 hotels and 80 restaurants, bars and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations and up and coming markets in the United States, Europe, Caribbean and Greater China. Kimpton spaces and experiences center on its guests, offering inspiring design that evokes curiosity to forward-thinking flavors that feed the soul. Every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered, so that guest experiences remain meaningful, unscripted and ridiculously personal.
Kimpton’s employees, empowered to provide heartfelt service and experiences, have built a highly regarded workplace culture that appears consistently on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list.
In January 2015, Kimpton became part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.
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About InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
IHG ® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™ Hotels, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid® hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,500 hotels and approximately 826,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with more than 1,800 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 375,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally.
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