IHG will debut its Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
brand in the UK with the opening of Kimpton Fitzroy London in late
Kimpton Fitzroy London is located in Londonís
Bloomsbury neighbourhood in an iconic heritage building which
originally opened in Russell Square in 1898.
The hotel has been named after the original
architect of the hotel, Charles Fitzroy Doll - a titan of British
architecture in the Victorian and Edwardian eras who specialised
in designing hotels. The hotel also honours the name with Fitzís
bar (pictured) , the
hotelís glamorous cocktail bar.
Earlier this year IHG and Covivio entered an
agreement to rebrand and operate 12 hotels (and one pipeline
hotel) currently operating under the Principal and De Vere brands.
The Principal London is the first of these hotels to be re-branded
as Kimpton Fitzroy London. Next year will see a continuation of
the brandís momentum with additional Kimpton hotel openings in
highly desirable cities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester.
Kimpton first opened in Europe last year with
the opening of Kimpton De Witt in Amsterdam, and since then the
brand has rapidly increased its global footprint following
signings in Tokyo and Paris, both set to open in 2020, and Kimpton
Frankfurt, due to open in 2023. In the next few months Kimpton Da
An Hotel in Taipei will also open its doors.
Founded in 1981 by Bill Kimpton, Kimpton Hotels
& Restaurants was acquired by IHG in 2015 and currently operates 67 hotels
and 82 restaurants, bars and lounges in the U.S., Caribbean and