InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of the first Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants hotel outside of the Americas. Debuting in Europe, the hotel will be located in the heart of the vibrant city of Amsterdam.
The hotel, which is currently operating as Crowne Plaza Amsterdam City Centre, will undergo a complete transformation following a full renovation of the lobby, restaurants, facilities and guest rooms.
The 270-room hotel is set to open in 2017, and will feature boldly designed, boutique rooms as well as a destination bar and restaurant for guests and locals to enjoy, a state of the art gym and innovative meeting spaces equipped with the latest technology.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, acquired by IHG in January 2015, is renowned for its innovative and playful design and personal approach to guest service, using thoughtful perks and amenities, and a sense of delight, to make guests feel truly at home.
It inspires with touches like yoga mats in every room, complimentary coffee and tea to start the day, a hosted evening Wine Hour, in-room fitness options and complimentary bike rentals.
Kimpton is also recognised for its award-winning collection of seasonally inspired destination restaurants and bars, led by talented chefs and bartenders that offer guests the chance to dine like a local, reflecting their view that there’s more to travel than stylish accommodation.
“IHG’s ability to take Kimpton to new markets and geographies was a key part of the transaction and we’re delighted to announce this important milestone for the brand,” says Richard Solomons, Chief Executive, IHG. “It is testament to the global appeal of the Kimpton brand and to the strength of IHG’s global scale and relationships with owners across the world.”
Phil Golding, on behalf of YC Amsterdam BV comments: “We’re excited to be developing the first international Kimpton hotel and to be part of the brand’s expansion globally. Each property is unique and leaves a lasting impression on its guests; and this Kimpton in Amsterdam will be no exception.
“With its vibrant art scene and home to some of the best restaurants in the world, Amsterdam is the perfect destination to open a Kimpton hotel and restaurant. We’re very much looking forward to welcoming guests from across the globe to what I’m confident will be the best loved boutique hotel in this fantastic city.”