11 MARCH 2019


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Article from BTNews 11 MARCH 2019

Kimpton arrives in Edinburgh

Hailing the arrival of “a new, approachable luxury hotel offering to Edinburgh”, InterContinental Hotels (IHG) has opened the first of its luxury Kimpton brand properties in Scotland in the shape of the Kimpton Charlotte Square.

Part of what the company calls a continuing investment in Scotland as a luxury destination, the hotel has 184 rooms and 15 suites spread over seven inter-connecting Georgian townhouses.

This year will see a continuation of this momentum with additional Kimpton hotel openings in Glasgow and Manchester and an InterContinental Hotels & Resorts branded property opening in Edinburgh.

The Edinburgh opening follows an agreement last year between IHG and Covivio to rebrand and operate 12 hotels and one pipeline hotel operating under the Principal and De Vere brands.

The Principal Charlotte Square is the second of these properties to be rebranded as a Kimpton, following the opening of Kimpton Fitzroy London late last year (BTN 8 October 2018).

IHG managing director UK and Ireland Karan Khanna said: “We are excited to build our presence in the luxury market in Scotland as we introduce the Kimpton brand.

“Edinburgh has a real demand for a lifestyle luxury brand and I’m confident Kimpton’s relaxed approach to luxury will suit the market well.”


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