SAN FRANCISCO, CA - November 2018: IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has today announced the signing of Kimpton® Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The hotel is signed under a management agreement with Omnam Group and is set to open in 2022.
This is the second hotel for Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants in The Netherlands, and will be in Rotterdam’s POST building, the city’s former main Post Office dating back to 1921, which today is part of a dynamic mixed-use project in the heart of the city center. When open, the hotel will offer 231 luxuriously-finished guest rooms created by ODA NY, a leading architecture firm who will restore the historic building to its full potential.
This hotel will be developed and opened with Omnam Group, a real estate group and active investor, with significant projects in the European hotel market. Omnam specializes in medium- to large-scale hotels, aparthotels, mixed-use developments and conversion opportunities, with destinations including Brussels, Belgium; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and Rome, Italy.
Mike DeFrino, CEO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, commented:
“Rotterdam is the Netherlands’ second largest city and Europe’s biggest port, attracting business and leisure travelers from all over the globe. The lively city is an ideal location for our next boutique luxury hotel. Following in the footsteps of Kimpton De Witt's success in Amsterdam, we're excited to bring the Kimpton experience to more guests in Europe.”
David Zisser, Founder and CEO Omnam Group, said:
“The magnificent POST building deserves a carefully customized approach to design and hospitality. The Kimpton brand and philosophy is, simply put, a 100% fit. We are convinced that POST will become an international icon where people from all over the world will come, stay and enjoy.”
Last year IHG opened its first Kimpton hotel outside of the Americas, Kimpton® De Witt, in the heart of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This was followed by the recent opening of Kimpton® Fitzroy London, UK, a flagship property for the brand located on London’s Russell Square. IHG has also signed the brand in several other key European cities, including Paris, Frankfurt and Barcelona.
Founded in 1981 by Bill Kimpton, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States. The luxury boutique brand was acquired by IHG in 2015 and currently operates 66 Kimpton hotels across the Americas and Europe. There are 25 hotels in the Kimpton pipeline, with destinations including Bangkok, Bali, Taipei, Tokyo and Shanghai.
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*Numbers correct as at 30 September 2018
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About InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
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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.