InterContinental Hotels Group signed 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 China.
The first Kimpton located in Southeast Asia will be Kimpton Bali which is expected to open in 2019, featuring 50 luxurious villas in Nusa Dua.
The Kimpton Shanghai Jing’an is expected to open in 2021 with 150 guest rooms and 120 villas that originally belonged to the British-American Concession.
Kimpton Resort Sanya Haitang Bay is scheduled to open in 2021 with 251 rooms. The resort will offer direct beach access.
Keith Barr, Chief Executive Officer, IHG, said: “Our Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants brand is incredibly unique and we’re thrilled to see our plans to take it global continue to gather pace. 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, Kimpton, said: “The Asia Pacific region has always attracted travellers who are eager to discover something new and fully immerse themselves in both the destination and local culture. 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.”
Earlier this year, the Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam opened and there was the signing of Kimpton Paris. Kimpton was acquired by IHG in January 2015. It is renowned for its innovative and playful design and personal approach to guest service, using thoughtful perks and amenities, bound together with a sense of delight and discovery. Touches such as in-room yoga mats, hosted evening Social Hour, complementary bike rentals and other local flourishes are also thrown in.