Kimpton plans boutique resort in Honduras

IHG's Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants brand is set to open a boutique resort on the West Bay Beach of Honduras' Roatán Island in early-2021. 

Owned and developed by Vista Capital, the new Kimpton Roatán will be a conversion of the existing Grand Roatán Resort and will be the first internationally branded hospitality offering on the island. With Caribbean architects Lane Pettigrew Associates at the helm, the new Kimpton will expand the footprint of the property to a total of 126 guest rooms (including 43 one- and two-bedroom suites and one presidential suite). Public space will include a rooftop sky bar with a glass-fronted pool, an outdoor pool, a restaurant, a lounge and beach bars, a fitness center, a spa and nearly 6,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meetings and events space.
“We continue to prioritize our expansion in the Caribbean market and see Roatán as a tremendous opportunity to deliver a unique experience to our Kimpton loyalists and IHG Rewards Club members,” said Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants CEO Mike DeFrino. “It is no small feat to be the first boutique hospitality brand in this beautiful destination. We are excited to be partnering with Vista Capital, who are equally committed to honoring the local heritage and culture in a sustaining, eco-conscious way.”

The new resort will be Kimpton's third in the Caribbean, joining the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa in Grand Cayman, which opened in November 2016, and the Kimpton Kawana Bay Resort in Grenada, which is slated to open in late-2020.