InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced its first Kimpton hotel outside of the Americas will open in Amsterdam in 2017.
Debuting in Europe, the new 270-bedroom Kimpton will be home to ‘boldly designed boutique rooms’, plus a bar and restaurant, gym and meeting spaces.
The hotel, currently operating as Crowne Plaza Amsterdam City Centre, will undergo a complete transformation, which will see the lobby, restaurants, facilities and bedrooms renovation to be brought into line with the Kimpton style.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants was acquired by IHG in January 2015 and the portfolio currently consists of 59 hotels in the US, with plans for a further 16 hotels already in the pipeline. The brand also runs 74 destination bars and restaurants in addition.
Richard Solomons, chief executive, IHG said: “IHG’s ability to take Kimpton to new markets and geographies was a key part of the transaction and we’re delighted to announce this important milestone for the brand. It is testament to the global appeal of the Kimpton brand and to the strength of IHG’s global scale and relationships with owners across the world.”
Angela Brav, chief executive, Europe, IHG said: “Europe, the home of boutique, is the perfect place for us to open our first Kimpton outside of the Americas and I can’t think of a better city to launch in than Amsterdam. The boutique segment is the fastest growing part of our industry – guests are hungry for the personal service, great design and unique experiences they offer. Kimpton has an outstanding track record for stylish design and a passion for personal service and we see enormous opportunity for the brand around Europe.”