Three Kimptons signed in Asia
Hong Kong – 15 January 2018 –
InterContinental Hotels Group signs three management contracts to introduce its luxury boutique hotel brand, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, to Asia.
The first Kimpton properties in the region will be located in prime markets in Southeast Asia and Greater China.
Chief executive officer Keith Barr said: “This is the right time to introduce Kimpton to Asia, where we see more and more travellers looking for a sophisticated, yet personalised lifestyle travel experience.
“The hotels we have signed are in highly sought-after destinations in Bali, Indonesia, and Shanghai and Sanya in China, and provide a fitting introduction to Asia for this iconic brand.”
Mike DeFrino, chef executive officer of Kimpton, said: “We believe our approach to heartfelt care is unparalleled and with this development milestone, look forward to welcoming those seeking a highly personal approach to boutique luxury.”
These new signings extend the global footprint of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants to Asia, following its expansion to Europe, with the opening of Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam and the signing of Kimpton Paris earlier this year.
Scheduled to open in 2021, the Kimpton Shanghai Jing’an will feature 150 guestrooms and 120 villas that originally belonged to the British-American Concession. Similar to the villas, that were mostly developed between 1910 and 1930, the hotel’s common areas will be housed in a historically reserved building.
Haitang Bay in Sanya, Hainan Province is scheduled to open in 2021 with 251 guestrooms, while the first Kimpton located in Southeast Asia, Kimpton Bali, is set to open in 2019 with 50 on the Nusa Dua coast.
IHG currently operates 488 hotels across seven brands in Asia Pacific, including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Holiday Inn Resort.
A further 374 hotels are in the development pipeline.