IHG launches first European Kimpton

InterContinental Hotels Group has revealed the first Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant outside of the Americas. Located in Amsterdam’s city centre and set to open in Spring 2017, the property will be set within three original Renaissance-era buildings and feature 274 guestrooms, including 15 signature rooms and eight meeting rooms.

In line with Kimpton’s playful approach to design, the hotel will feature a “house within a hotel” – a four storey ‘Little House’ which was once the childhood home of Dutch playwright P.C. Hooft, and dates back to the 1500s. The Little House can be rented privately for groups and offers ground floor meeting space, first floor living space and its own bar. Other distinctive features include a flower shop within the hotel and a coffee and beignet walk-up window for locals to enjoy.

Additional facilities will include Wyers Bar & Restaurant, run by Executive Chef Sam de Marco, which will offer American staples with a Dutch twist.

Mike Robinson, who has over 12 years of experience within the hospitality industry, ten of those with Kimpton, has been appointed General Manager of the property. Robinson has previous overseen the flagship Kimpton Palomar in Washington DC and has been instrumental in the openings of several Kimpton hotels in the Americas region.

Tom Rowntree, Vice President, Upscale & Luxury Brands, Europe, IHG, comments: “It is perfect that the first Kimpton to open outside of the Americas is within Europe as this is the continent that inspired Bill Kimpton to found the brand. The hotel has merged the features that make staying at a Kimpton so memorable together with the playful side of Amsterdam’s culture and we can’t wait for guests to be able to experience it.”