San Francisco, December 13, 2017
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of the Kimpton Taipei with Malaysia’s Cornerstone Partners Group. Scheduled to open next year, this will be the first Kimpton hotel in Taiwan.
Nestled in central Taipei, the 14-story property features 129 guest rooms and suites, and a 12th-floor rooftop deck. The design will reflect the hustle and bustle of the city, with a seamless integration of urban features and soft greenery. In addition, the hotel’s restaurants and bars will be designed exclusively by Hong Kong-based JIA Group, whose flagship outlets include the Hong Kong and Macao Michelin-starred Duddell’s, 22 Ships and Aberdeen Street Social restaurants.
Mike DeFrino, Chief Executive Officer, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, said: “We’re excited to grow our presence in Asia and look forward to introducing our uniquely personalized approach to the Taipei market. We’re certain this property will become a beloved destination for travelers and locals alike.”
Jason Chong, CEO, Cornerstone Partners Group, added: “Taiwan reflects the holistic integration of cultural diversity, with continuous growth in recent years that has attracted significant foreign capital to return to the Taiwanese market. This cooperation between Cornerstone Partners Group and IHG to introduce Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will put Taiwan in the spotlight again. We are very confident in the market and look forward to expanding our footprint in the region.”
The Kimpton Taipei is the latest signing for the brand in Asia, following recent signings in highly sought-after locations like Shanghai, Sanya and Bali. IHG announced a Kimpton hotel for Paris, and earlier this year opened the Kimpton De Witt Hotel in Amsterdam, the first Kimpton property outside of the Americas.
Acquired by IHG in January 2015, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants is renowned for its innovative and playful design and personal approach to guest service, using thoughtful perks and amenities, bound together with a sense of delight and discovery. The brand’s understated approach to luxury inspires travelers with touches like in-room yoga mats, a hosted evening Social Hour, complementary bike rentals and other local flourishes.
Kimpton is also recognized for its distinctive restaurants and bars led by renowned chefs and skilled bartenders. Each restaurant and bar is an original, from the cuisine concept to the craft cocktails to the décor and ambiance, creating a truly immersive experience for guests. Set in warm and welcoming spaces, Kimpton’s restaurants and bars are a gathering place in the communities and reflect the flavors of each locale.
Kimpton Taipei will be the newest addition to IHG’s portfolio in Taiwan. As of the end of September 2017, IHG had five hotels open under Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn® and Holiday Inn Express® in the market and another five in its development pipeline.
About Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants
San Francisco-based Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants is the acknowledged industry pioneer that introduced the boutique hotel concept to the United States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, Kimpton operates more than 60 hotels and 70 restaurants, bars and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations and up-and-coming markets in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. Time and again, Kimpton has demonstrated its commitment to creating spaces and experiences that are centered on its guests. From inspiring design that evokes curiosity to forward-thinking flavors that feed the soul, every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered. The Kimpton experience is always meaningful, unscripted and ridiculously personal.
Kimpton is highly regarded for its workplace culture and has been consistently recognized on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Empowered employees bring to life the heartfelt guest experience that has come to define Kimpton.
In January 2015, Kimpton became part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, 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 nearly 5,300 hotels and more than 785,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with more than 1,500 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty program, 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 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.
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About Cornerstone Partners Group
At Cornerstone Partners, we strive to ensure profitable and evolving ventures through our years of experience and strong values by partaking in both acquisitions of existing hospitality assets as well as developments of new undertakings. In pursuit of our goals, the exquisite expertise of internationally renowned hospitality brands is implemented to our projects, set against the strategic alliances forged with the illustrious hoteliers. All this, while ensuring our knowledge, passion and analytical approach remain at the core of the investments.
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