(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) September 24, 2018: IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Siam Sindhorn to debut the leading boutique hotel brand, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, in Bangkok — the first Kimpton hotel in Thailand, and second across the South East Asia and Korea region.
Opening in 2020, the new-built Kimpton Bangkok will feature 349 curated and artfully designed guest rooms, including 124 serviced residences, under an hour’s drive from Suvarnabhumi Airport. Located in the heart of the Langsuan area and nestled right beside Lumpini Park, one of the largest public parks in the city, it will offer the best of both worlds — convenient access to the city’s prime districts including Sukhumvit, Silom, Siam and Chidlom, combined with the tranquillity and unobstructed greenery views of Lumpini Park.
Mike DeFrino, Chief Executive Officer, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants said: “We’re eager to continue our global expansion by introducing Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants to Bangkok, where we’ll offer a sophisticated, highly personalized travel experience. This increasingly popular travel destination are one of Southeast Asia’s brightest gems and we look forward to welcoming visitors to the region with our unscripted approach to boutique hospitality.”
Kimpton Bangkok will be part of Sindhorn Village, a 22-acre mega mixed-use development, with a rich selection of bespoke dining and retail options available at guests’ doorstep. To explore other offerings and attractions around the city, guests can take the metro from the Chidlom BTS station conveniently located a short walk away.
Within the hotel, guests will be able to enjoy culinary delights at two dining establishments and unwind at the hotel swimming pool, gym and spa. Occupants of the serviced residences will have access to the Executive Club, and to meet guests’ event needs, Kimpton Bangkok will be equipped with seven meeting rooms, with capacity to host functions close to 200 guests.
Chalaluck Bunnag, Managing Director of Siam Sindhorn said: “IHG is world-renowned for delivering true hospitality and the Kimpton brand is no exception — promising an unforgettable stay centered around its inspiring and vibrant design, distinct restaurant concepts, unique culinary know-how and sincere guest service. We’re delighted to partner with IHG to bring this new and exciting boutique hotel concept to Thailand and look forward to welcoming guests when we open our doors in 2020.”
Acquired by IHG in January 2015, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is famed for its innovative and playful design and personal approach to guest service, featuring thoughtful perks and amenities, bound together with a sense of delight and discovery. The brand is also recognised for its award-winning portfolio of unique restaurants and bars led by talented chefs and bartenders. Common cornerstones include chef-crafted, seasonal menus that celebrate local farms and purveyors, heartfelt care, and vibrant interiors.
IHG® has 24 hotels operating across five brands in Thailand, including: InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, and Hotel Indigo®, with a further 22 in the development pipeline.
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About IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group): IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
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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.