IHG's Kimpton Hotels brand coming to Germany

Kimpton Frankfurt, Four Frankfurt, Germany. Photo credit: InterContinental Hotels Group(Image: InterContinental Hotels Group)

InterContinental Hotels Group plans to bring its Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants brand to Germany in 2023 with the opening of Kimpton Frankfurt.
 
The 155-room hotel will be developed in a listed building of Junghofstrasse in Frankfurt’s city center. The project will be part of developer Groß & Partners' Four Frankfurt mixed-use development. 

The high-rise in the city's central banking district will have office, residential and retail space along with the hotel. The mixed-use project, which will be designed by UNStudio architects, is expected to house 5,000 people for both business and residential purposes.

“Being one of Europe’s largest financial hubs, Frankfurt is a key location for us and this signing is a great milestone in Kimpton’s European expansion. We’re proud to partner with Groß & Partner to bring the brand to Germany, where IHG is growing at pace," Kenneth Macpherson, CEO of Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa at IHG, said in a statement.

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IHG acquired Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in 2015. The brand has since expanded outside of the U.S. with plans to bring the brand to the UK, open the Kimpton Paris in 2020 and sign additional hotel projects across Europe. Kimpton hotels are also under development across Asia-Pacific in Tokyo, Japan, Taipei, Taiwan, Bali, Indonesia, Shanghai and Sanya, China. 

The Kimpton Tokyo Shinjuku another addition to the brand's global pipeline. IHG, along with Tsukada Global Holdings, will open the 162-room hotel by 2020. The property will be in Japan's skyscraper district Shinjuku near department stores, subterranean malls, electronic shops and the entertainment district Kabukicho. 

Meanwhile, the Kimpton Taipei is on track to open in 2018 in the city’s Da’an district. The 129-room hotel is near the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Elephant Mountain, the Taipei 101 building, Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT station, two Sogo department stores, boutiques, karaoke parlors, restaurants and cocktail lounges.