Kimpton Debuts in U.K.; MP Hotels Expands to Two Countries

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Kimpton and MP Hotels have made their debuts in new countries. Here’s a look:

Kimpton Fitzroy London Opens

Kimpton Fitzroy London, the first U.K. hotel from boutique luxury brand Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, opened its doors in London’s Bloomsbury neighborhood.

The hotel combines late-Victorian heritage with a quirky, modern vibe. Set on Russell Square within a Grade II listed heritage building dating back to 1898, it includes 334 rooms and suites, a large ballroom, various restaurants and bars, modern meeting rooms and a 24-hour fitness center.

An homage to British history and design, the hotel is named after the original architect of the building, Charles Fitzroy Doll, a legend of British architecture in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The interior includes contemporary design by lead designer Tara Bernerd & Partners that honors the building’s heritage. The bedrooms include unexpected touches such as unique, contemporary artwork and floral cushions, featuring a bespoke design by British textile artist Kit Miles.

MP Hotels Debuts Kairaba Hotels & Resorts in Oman

MP Hotels has officially entered the Oman hotel market with the addition of the 237-room Kairaba Mirbat Resort. The hotel is the first property for the growing hotel group in the Sultanate of Oman, and a first step toward developing their commercial relationship with the country. Additionally, it is the first hotel to be launched under the brand of Kairaba Hotels & Resorts.

The ultra-all-inclusive, 5-star beachfront property, includes a varied collection of on-site restaurants and bars.

MP Hotels Adds Resort in Croatia to Portfolio

MP Hotels has added Labranda Senses Resort in the island of Hvar, Croatia, to its portfolio of hotel properties. This the first property in Croatia for the company.

The all-inclusive resort has a selection of 184 newly renovated rooms, including suites and double rooms, across three separate buildings. Also on site are a restaurant and two bars.

The resort has several sports facilities, as well as a wellness and spa area.