InterContinental Hotels Group signed three management contracts to introduce Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants to Asia. The first Kimpton properties in the region will be in markets in Southeast Asia and Greater China.
These new signings extend the global footprint of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, to Asia, following its expansion to Europe earlier this year. Opening in 2021, the Kimpton Shanghai Jing’an will have 150 guestrooms and 120 villas, originally belonging to the British-American Concession, which was mostly developed between 1910 and 1930. In Haitang Bay in Sanya, Hainan Province, the 251-room Kimpton Resort Sanya Haitang Bay will be on a beachfront site, and is scheduled to open in 2021. The first Kimpton in Southeast Asia, Kimpton Bali, will have 50 villas on the Nusa Dua coast. Opening in 2019, the Bali hotel is also being renovated and redesigned.
The new signings under IHG will be added to the group's portfolio of more than 488 hotels across seven brands in the Asia Pacific region. These include InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Hualuxe Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Holiday Inn Resort. Another 374 hotels are in IHG's development pipeline.
IHG acquired Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in January 2015. The chain is continuously growing and currently operates over 60 hotels and 70 plus restaurants, bars and lounges in 30 plus cities in the U.S., Caribbean and Europe.
In North America, Kimpton Hotels & Resorts recently added The Kimpton Everly in Los Angeles' Hollywood hills to its global portfolio. Near the intersection of Hollywood and Vine and the Capitol Records building, the new Kimpton has 216 guestrooms and 12 suites.