IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of Kimpton® Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The hotel is signed under a management agreement with Omnam Group, and is set to open in 2022.
This is the second hotel for Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants in The Netherlands and will be located in Rotterdam’s POST building, the city’s former main Post Office dating back to 1921, which today is part of a dynamic mixed-use project in the heart of the city centre. When open, the hotel will offer 231 luxuriously-finished guest rooms, created by ODA NY, leading architects who will restore the historic building to its full potential.
This hotel will be developed and opened with Omnam Group, a real estate group and active investor, with significant projects in the European hotel market. Omnam specialises in medium to large scale hotels, aparthotels, mixed-use developments and conversion opportunities, with destinations including Brussels, Belgium; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and Rome, Italy.
Karin Sheppard, Managing Director, Europe, IHG, commented: “Rotterdam is the second largest city in The Netherlands, growing in popularity with both domestic and international tourists and attracting a bustling leisure scene. It is an ideal fit for our Kimpton brand, whose heartfelt, personalised service and bold design will resonate well with this vibrant city. We’ve seen in Amsterdam just how well our luxury boutique offering has been received in Europe, and this new signing only reinforces momentum for Kimpton’s international expansion.”
David Zisser, Founder and CEO Omnam Group, commented: “The magnificent POST building deserves a carefully customised approach to design and hospitality. The Kimpton brand and philosophy is, simply put, a 100% fit. We are convinced that POST will become an international icon where people from all over the world will come, stay and enjoy.”
Last year IHG opened its first Kimpton hotel outside of the Americas, Kimpton® De Witt, in the heart of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This was followed by the recent opening of Kimpton® Fitzroy London, UK, a flagship property for the brand located on London’s Russell Square. We have also signed the brand in a number of key European cities, including Paris, Frankfurt and Barcelona.
Founded in 1981 by Bill Kimpton, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States. The luxury boutique brand was acquired by IHG in 2015 and currently operates 66 Kimpton hotels across the Americas and Europe. There are 25 hotels in the Kimpton pipeline, with destinations including Bangkok, Bali, Taipei, Tokyo and Shanghai.