IHG opens Scotland's second Kimpton

The Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel is situated in a historic Georgian townhouse with original architectural features. Photo credit: IHG

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.


Like this story? Subscribe to IHIF!

The hospitality industry turns to IHIF International Hotel Investment News as the must-read source for investment and development coverage worldwide. Sign up today to get inside the deal with the latest transactions, openings, financing, and more delivered to your inbox and read on the go.

IHG also plans to open an InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in Edinburgh.

Suggested Articles

After six months as EVP/chief accounting officer, Peery will replace Rachael Rothman as the REIT's EVP/CFO.

Should all of 2020's scheduled hotels come online as planned, China will open the most new rooms next year since the cyclical peak in 2014.

The luxury goods company is set to acquire Tiffany & Co. in a deal worth $16.2 billion.