Less than three months after launching in Scotland, IHG's Kimpton brand has opened its second hotel in the country, and third overall in the U.K.
The Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel is situated in a historic Georgian townhouse with original architectural features that include marble fireplaces, wood panelling and high ceilings. The 113 rooms and suites have marble bathrooms and the two-bedroom Penthouse Suite has its own private elevator and entrance along with a dining room that seats up to 10 guests with adjacent kitchen and a private roof garden.
The property's Bo & Birdy restaurant is overseen by Gillian Matthews, reportedly the first female executive head chef of a luxury hotel in Scotland. The Salon serves afternoon tea and local whiskies. The hotel also has an in-house cinema that can be used for private events. The Spa at Blythswood Square includes the city’s only Thermal Spa Experience with a hydrotherapy pool, crystal steam room, relaxation pools and nine treatment rooms.
Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel is the second Scottish opening for the brand following the opening of Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel in Edinburgh earlier this year. Later this year, Kimpton will continue its European growth with anticipated debuts in Manchester and Barcelona. There are currently 68 Kimpton hotels open globally, with 27 in the pipeline as of March 31.
IHG also plans to open an InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in Edinburgh.