Kimpton Sets Debut In Asia
IHG boutique brand to open properties in China, Indonesia
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has unveiled plans to debut its Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants brand in Asia. The first three representatives of the luxury boutique brand in the region will be:
- Kimpton Shanghai Jing’an, which will feature 150 guest rooms and 120 villas when it opens in 2021. The hotel’s common areas will be housed in a historic building that was developed between 1910 and 1930 and originally belonged to the British-American Concession.
- Kimpton Resort Sanya Haitang Bay in China’s Hainan Province, also set to open in 2021. This 251-key beach-front hotel will feature a rooftop pool, restaurant and bar.
- Kimpton Bali, opening in 2019, will be the brand’s first location in Southeast Asia. Located on the Nusa Dua coast, the hotel will include 50 newly designed villas.
“Our Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants brand is iconic for its unconventional approach to boutique hospitality and we're thrilled to introduce it to Asia in highly sought-after destinations in Indonesia and China,” says Elie Maalouf, IHG ceo, The Americas. “These new signings continue to deliver on our objective of bringing Kimpton to new places around the world powered by IHG's global scale and network of owner relationships.”
Kimpton ceo Mike DeFrino adds, “Asia has always attracted travelers who are eager to discover something new and fully immerse themselves in both the destination and local culture. We look forward to welcoming those seeking an unscripted approach to boutique luxury that is centered in Kimpton's signature design, culinary know-how and heartfelt care.”
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants currently operates more than 60 hotels and 70 restaurants, bars and lounges in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean.