The Kimpton brand has grown significantly, with 32 more in the pipeline. Pictured here is Kimpton Tokyo Shinjuku.

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has revealed the company is set to open more than 25 Kimpton hotels across 20 new global destinations including Mexico City, Paris, Barcelona, Bali and Shanghai in the next three to five years.

Kimpton has been one of the most talked-about brands at the 2019 Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), which is being held in Los Angeles this week (Jan 28-30). IHG’s Chief Executive Officer – Americas, Elie Maalouf, said the brand was on track for some significant global growth.

“With IHG’s scale and network of owner relationships, we’ve unlocked the global growth of Kimpton Hotels and Resorts,” he said.

“We’ve seen incredible interest from hotel owners around the world, as well as from guests who can now experience the heartfelt service Kimpton is so famous for in new and exciting destinations.

“We have flagship hotels now open in London and Amsterdam, a series of fantastic hotels slated to open this year including our first in Asia, and a growing pipeline of projects in key markets around the world,” Maalouf said.

Founded in 1981 in San Francisco by Bill Kimpton, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants’ heartfelt approach to hospitality has translated to unique, design-led hotels across city centres, beachside resorts, mountain getaways, and more.

Since acquiring the brand in 2015, IHG has driven Kimpton’s global growth beyond the United States, with properties opening in the Caribbean and Europe.

Most recently, Kimpton debuted in the UK with a flagship property for the brand, Kimpton Fitzroy London.

Maalouf said the brand continues to grow and is set to make its debut in a suite of new markets around the world from Germany to Grenada, Indonesia, Spain and China.

ALIS is being held this week (Jan 28-30) at the JW Marriott and Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management