IHG plans Spanish debut for Kimpton brand

The Kimpton Vividora Hotel will be in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter.(Photo credit: IHG)

IHG is bringing its boutique Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants brand to Spain. 

Slated to open in February 2020, the 156-room Kimpton Vividora Hotel will be in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, close to Las Ramblas, Barceloneta beach, La Boqueria and Plaça Catalunya. Beyond its guestrooms, the hotel will also have two restaurants and a rooftop bar. 

The hotel's design was developed by local firm El Equipo Creativo (The Creative Team) along with Kimpton’s creative director and global SVP of design, Ave Bradley. 
 
Mike Robinson, a native of Washington, D.C. has been appointed general manager for the hotel and will oversee the opening process. In the U.S., he ran the flagship 335-room Kimpton Palomar in Washington D.C. and has helped open several Kimpton hotels in the Americas. Most recently, Robinson was the GM for Kimpton’s first European property, the Kimpton De Witt in Amsterdam. “From the thriving diversity and inclusiveness, to the passion for gastronomy and the arts, we couldn’t think of a more fitting first city than Barcelona [for the brand’s Spanish debut],” Robinson said. 

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