InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the signing of the first Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants hotel outside of the Americas.
Debuting in Europe, the hotel will be located in the heart of the vibrant city of Amsterdam.
The hotel, which is currently operating as Crowne Plaza Amsterdam City Centre, will undergo a complete transformation following a full renovation of the lobby, restaurants, facilities and guest rooms.
It will open as a 270-room luxury Kimpton hotel in 2017.
True to Kimpton’s style, it will feature boldly designed, boutique rooms as well as a destination bar and restaurant for guests and locals to enjoy, a state of the art gym and innovative meeting spaces equipped with the latest technology.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, acquired by IHG in January 2015, is renowned for its innovative and playful design and personal approach to guest service, using thoughtful perks and amenities, and a sense of delight, to make guests feel truly at home.
Kimpton is also recognised for its award-winning collection of seasonally inspired destination restaurants and bars, led by talented chefs and bartenders that offer guests the chance to dine like a local, reflecting their view that there’s more to travel than stylish accommodation.
Richard Solomons, chief executive, IHG said: “IHG’s ability to take Kimpton to new markets and geographies was a key part of the transaction and we’re delighted to announce this important milestone for the brand.
“It is testament to the global appeal of the Kimpton brand and to the strength of IHG’s global scale and relationships with owners across the world.”
The hotel is owned by YC Amsterdam BV, a venture set up by certain affiliates of York Capital Management and its operating partner.