IHG plans second Kimpton for the Netherlands

Karin Sheppard, managing director of Europe for IHG, with David Zisser, founder and CEO of Omnam Group. Photo credit: IHG

IHG has signed a deal to open the Kimpton Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The hotel is under a management agreement with Omnam Group and is set to open in 2022.

This is the second hotel for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in the Netherlands and will be located in Rotterdam’s Post building, the city’s former main post office dating back to 1921, which today is part of a mixed-use project in the city center. When open, the hotel will have 231 rooms designed by ODA NY, an architecture firm that will restore the historic building.

This hotel will be developed and opened with Omnam Group, a real estate group and active investor that has significant projects in the European hotel market. Omnam specializes in medium- to large-scale hotels, aparthotels, mixed-use developments and conversion opportunities in Brussels, Amsterdam and Rome. 

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“Rotterdam is the second-largest city in The Netherlands, growing in popularity with both domestic and international tourists and attracting a bustling leisure scene,” said Karin Sheppard, managing director of Europe for IHG, in a statement. “We’ve seen in Amsterdam just how well our luxury boutique offering has been received in Europe, and this new signing only reinforces momentum for Kimpton’s international expansion.”

Last year IHG opened its first Kimpton hotel outside of the Americas, the Kimpton De Witt in Amsterdam. This was followed by the recent opening of Kimpton Fitzroy London, a flagship property for the brand located on London’s Russell Square. IHG also has signed deals to bring the brand to a number of key European cities, including Paris; Frankfurt, Germany; and Barcelona, Spain. The Kimpton pipeline has 25 hotels in total.