INTERNATIONAL REPORT—IHG is set to open more than 25 Kimpton hotels across 20 new global destinations including Mexico City, Paris, Barcelona, Bali and Shanghai, in the next three to five years.
Since acquiring the brand in 2015, IHG has grown it beyond the U.S.
“With IHG’s scale and network of owner relationships, we’ve unlocked the global growth of Kimpton Hotels & Resorts,” said Elie Maalouf, CEO for the Americas with IHG. “We’ve seen incredible interest from hotel owners around the world, as well as from guests who can now experience the heartfelt service Kimpton is so famous for in new and exciting destinations. We have flagship hotels now open in London and Amsterdam, a series of fantastic hotels slated to open this year including our first in Asia, and a growing pipeline of projects in key markets around the world.”
Upcoming hotel openings include the following:
- Kimpton Da An Hotel – Taipei, Taiwan
Scheduled for a spring 2019 opening, 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. It will have botanicals, light-filled spaces and a restaurant—The Tavernist, offering 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.”
- 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 Grand Anse Beach. All rooms have 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.
Together with Hotel Indigo, IHG’s boutique portfolio totals almost 170 hotels globally, with nearly 120 more hotels in the development pipeline.