IHG plans boutique growth with Kimpton openings

Kimpton Barcelona
The Kimpton Barcelona is slated to open in Q2. Photo credit: IHG

Yesterday, IHG announced how it would grow its boutique Indigo brand worldwide in the coming years. Today, the company shared details on its Kimpton brand, which is poised to enter 20 global markets over the next five years.

The company plans to open more than 25 Kimpton hotels across 20 new global destinations, including Mexico City, Paris, Barcelona, Bali and Shanghai. 

“We’ve seen incredible interest from hotel owners around the world,” said Elie Maalouf, CEO, Americas at IHG. “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.”

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Together with Hotel Indigo, IHG’s boutique portfolio totals almost 170 hotels globally, with nearly 120 more hotels in the development pipeline. 

Upcoming openings include: Kimpton Da An Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan and  Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland, both opening in second quarter; Kimpton Barcelona opening later this year; the Kimpton Kawana Bay Resort in Grenada, Caribbean, opening in early 2020 (Kimpton’s second Caribbean resort); and Kimpton Bali  opening in Indonesia in 2020.

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