InterContinental Hotels Group has opened the
first Kimpton hotel in Scotland.
Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel is in one of
Edinburgh’s most beautiful squares in the Georgian New Town, an
UNESCO world heritage site.
The 184 rooms and 15 suites that make up the
hotel are part of seven interconnecting Georgian townhouses. And,
with a view of Edinburgh Castle and
historic hotspots just a short walk away, the hotel is at the
perfect intersection between old and new.
Johan Scheepers, General Manager, Kimpton
Charlotte Square Hotel, said, “Kimpton has built its brand on the
belief that heartfelt human connections make people’s lives
better. We inspire curiosity and embrace people exactly as they
are, creating truly meaningful guest experiences. Each Kimpton
hotel is an escape from the ordinary, and Kimpton Charlotte Square
Hotel will offer a vibrant Scottish service full of charm and
personality, in one of the world’s most historic cities.”
Last year IHG and Covivio entered an agreement
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 rebrand as a
Kimpton, following the opening of Kimpton Fitzroy
London in October 2018.
The opening of Kimpton Charlotte Square
Hotel marks IHG’s return to the luxury market in Edinburgh, as the
first branded luxury hotel in Scotland in over a decade. This year
will see a continuation of this momentum with additional Kimpton
hotel openings in Glasgow and Manchester and an InterContinental
Hotels & Resorts opening in Edinburgh.