UK & Netherlands: Kimpton’s Stay Human Project has arrived in Europe for the first time, aimed at encouraging guests to “forge meaningful ties with other guests.”
Guest rooms in participating properties will be transformed into a “unique activation that honours the hyper-local character of the surrounding neighbourhood.”
Although each room will differentiate in style and approach, all Stay Human Project rooms will offer an ‘idea of the day’ cards to suggest challenges and experiences for guests to engage in.
Other features include an instant camera and guestbook for visitors to leave messages for future guests, a culinary and drink story that has been customised to taste, and a #stayhumanproject signage for taking pictures.
Tom Rowntree, vice president, global luxury brands at IHG, said: “The Kimpton Stay Human Project rooms offer much more than just beautiful places to sleep. The guest room experiences encourage heartfelt human connections and continue the legacy of the brand’s charismatic founder, Bill Kimpton, and his mission to cultivate boutique luxury hotels with a difference.”
The new guest rooms are available to book at the following hotels:
Kimpton Fitzroy, London
Here, the Stay Human Project room features a named mural, Fill the Gap, by Bristol-based graffiti artist Jody Thomas. The mural invites guests to leave messages and share moments of inspiring connections. A typewriter is also available to encourage guests to reconnect with people they have lost touch with, and the letter can be sent using the hotel’s free postal service.
Kimpton De Witt, Amsterdam
A wall of plants in the bedroom invites each guest to take care of take care of them, leaving each plant thriving for the next guest. The scent of each room can be chosen depending on mood, and the hotel’s head bartender at the Super Lyan bar will create custom cocktails to explore this mood further.
Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, Edinburgh
Each new guest can work on the in-room loom, co-creating a unique tapestry. The combined effort will be completed over a few weeks. An instant camera is available for guests to share hidden gems of the city, inspiring future visitors to follow in their footsteps as guided by a handprinted map by the Edinburgh Sketcher.
Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow
Here, guests are encouraged to indulge in random acts of kindness by sharing the location of where these acts take place on a large map of the city. A library of inspirational literature is also available in the room, as well as stationary for guests to send messages.