23 JANUARY 2017

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Article from BTNews 23 JANUARY 2017

Kimpton comes to Europe

Final plans are in hand for the opening this spring of the first member of the InterContinental Hotels Group’s brand Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant outside the Americas.

The Kimpton De Witt is in the heart of Amsterdam near Centraal station in three original Renaissance-era buildings and offers 274 guestrooms, including 15 signature versions and suites, many with terraces, plus eight meeting rooms.

IHG vice-president for upscale and luxury brands Tom Rowntree said: “It is perfect the first Kimpton to open outside the Americas is within Europe as this is the continent that inspired Bill Kimpton to found the brand.”

A special feature is “the house within a hotel” – a four-storey Dutch “Little House” that was once the childhood home of Dutch playwright, P C Hooft and dates back to the 1500s.

It can be rented privately for groups and offers meeting space on the ground floor and an upstairs living space including its own bar.

Other features of the hotel include a flower shop and a coffee and beignet walk-up window for locals to enjoy.

IHG currently has 662 properties in Europe and the Kimpton will be its 20th in the Netherlands. IHG has also announced it will open a Kimpton in Paris in 2020.

www.kimptonhotels.com

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