London is being targeted as the location for the launch of a Kimpton hotel, the boutique brand acquired by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) 12 months ago.
The news was confirmed by IHG following the announcement that it will introduce the brand to Europe in 2017, with the conversion of the 270-bedroom Crowne Plaza Amsterdam City Centre.
Owned by York Capital Management, the Amsterdam hotel will open with 270 bedrooms. Phil Golding, a spokesperson for the company, said: "We're excited to be developing the first international Kimpton hotel and to be part of the brand's expansion globally."
Founded by Bill Kimpton in San Francisco in 1981, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants today comprises 59 managed hotels and 74 hotel-based restaurants and bars in the USA, with a further 16 hotels in the pipeline.
IHG said that it intended to expand the Kimpton brand internationally at the time of its acquisition in January 2015 for £275m.
Angela Brav, chief executive, Europe, IHG, said: "Europe, the home of boutique, is the perfect place for us to open our first Kimpton outside of the Americas and I can't think of a better city to launch in than Amsterdam.
Kimpton sits alongside IHG's existing boutique brand Hotel Indigo and lifestyle brand Even Hotels, within a total portfolio of 10 brands.
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