(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) September 25, 2018: IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group®) will soon be launching its unique heartfelt luxury approach in Spain, with the opening of Kimpton Barcelona in the second half of 2019.
The first hotel for the brand in Spain, Kimpton Barcelona will be centrally located in the heart of Barcelona’s old town near the famous ‘La Rambla’ street and will feature 156 stylish rooms, a lobby lounge, an all-day dining restaurant and 2,690 square feet of event space. The hotel will offer guests and locals a stunning rooftop and a swimming pool with unparalleled views of Barcelona’s city center and the Cathedral. The neighborhood surrounding the hotel boasts an eclectic mix of boutiques from local and international designers and is within easy walking distance to the city’s must-visit attractions.
For this new opening in Barcelona, IHG is partnering with Casacuberta, a private company with more than 30 years specializing in the acquisition and transformation of properties in prime-locations across key European cities. The company has hotels in Madrid, Barcelona and Geneva, as part of a diverse portfolio including assets in the residential, commercial, office and industrial / logistics sectors.
Mike DeFrino, CEO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, said: “Barcelona is one of Europe’s most culturally rich cities, a designation that we believe complements Kimpton’s design-forward approach and culinary passion. This opening marks an exciting moment for the brand as we continue to grow our global footprint and bring our heartfelt approach to even more guests. We look forward to engaging the community and visitors to Barcelona alike.”
Gonzalo Casacuberta, Vice President of Casacuberta commented: "We’re delighted to redevelop this outstanding property into a Kimpton hotel, a luxury brand with a unique offering which is a perfect fit in the heart of Barcelona’s old town. We’re convinced this will contribute to improving the offer and landscape of our beloved Ciutat Vella even more."
Founded in 1981 by Bill Kimpton, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States. The boutique luxury brand was acquired by IHG in 2015 and currently operates 67 hotels and 82 restaurants, bars and lounges in the U.S., Caribbean and Europe.
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About InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™ Hotels, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,400 hotels and 810,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with nearly 1,800 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 375,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.
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About Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the original boutique hotel company, which pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, Kimpton now operates more than 60 hotels and 80 restaurants, bars and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations and up and coming markets in the United States, Europe, Caribbean and Greater China. Kimpton spaces and experiences center on its guests, offering inspiring design that evokes curiosity to forward-thinking flavors that feed the soul. Every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered, so that guest experiences remain meaningful, unscripted and ridiculously personal.
Kimpton’s employees, empowered to provide heartfelt service and experiences, have built a highly-regarded workplace culture that appears consistently on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list.
In January 2015, Kimpton became part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.
Casacuberta is a private company with more than 30 years specialising in the acquisition and development of prime real-estate in top European cities. The company boasts a diverse asset portfolio in the hotel, retail, offices, residential and industrial-logistics. For more information, visit: http://casacuberta.com/.