Kimpton Vividora Hotel to open in Barcelona 2020

Spain: Marking its Spanish debut, Kimpton Vividora Hotel will be located in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona and is set to open early next year. Kimpton’s creative director and global SVP of design, Ave Bradley, collaborated with local design agency, El Equipo Creativo, to deliver an authentic Barcelona feel to


Kimpton to join multi-use project in Houston, Texas

US: Caydon Property Group, developers of the Caydon Laneways complex, is to welcome Kimpton Hotels to the project. The hotel and residential project is scheduled to open at the end of 2022. Drewery Place, a 27-storey multifamily tower, has already been completed. The Kimpton Hotel will comprise 204 guest rooms,


Kimpton to upgrade portfolio to Knowland Insight Elite

US: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will upgrade its entire portfolio of 51 subscribed properties to the Knowland Insight Elite – a database that analyses group buying behaviour. Knowland is a market data and analytics company for hotels, conventions, and visitor bureaus (CVBs). Its flagship solution, Insight Elite, can be integrated


Two boutique Kimpton hotels to debut in Mexico City

Mexico: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has announced the opening of two hotels in the affluent neighbourhood of Polanco in Mexico City next year. The two hotels are owned by ZKC – a real estate investment fund specialising in development projects throughout Mexico City. ZKC will be working in collaboration with


Kimpton to open Asheville property this summer

US: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has announced it will open Hotel Arras in Asheville, North Carolina, this summer. A conversion of the former BB&T Bank building, Kimpton Hotel Arras will transform the tallest building in the city into a 128-room boutique hotel. Located in the heart of downtown Asheville at


Kimpton announced as operating partner for armory hotel project

US: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has partnered with the owners of the project slated for the former National Guard Armory building in downtown Bozeman, Montana. The project will be the first in Montana for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. The Kimpton news release stated the hotel will feature: “A 122-room hotel


Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel opens in Edinburgh

UK: IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has opened the first Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in Scotland, Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel. Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel is located in Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town, a UNESCO world heritage site. The 184 rooms and 15 suites are part of seven interconnecting Georgian townhouses. Last year


Kimpton rebranding hotel at Porsche Experience Centre

US: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is taking over management of a 214-room hotel at the Porsche Experience Centre, located in Hapeville, Georgia. The hotel opened in 2017 as the Solís Two Porsche Drive. It was a new hotel brand for the city, from a man who helped found The Ritz-Carlton


Kimpton influencer campaign boosts Instagram engagement

US: Kimpton Hotels & Resorts boosted engagement on Instagram 4x with an experimental social influencer campaign. The boutique hotel chain showcased Room 301 at the Kimpton Everly Hotel in Los Angeles. The interactive room allowed guests to leave mementos for the next occupant – through a guest book, Polaroid pictures, message


Hospitality M&A: a story of OpCos and PropCos

Andrew Harrington of AHV Associates looks at the increasing levels of merger and acquisition activity in the hospitality sector. As the world continues to experience relatively low interest rates, excessive liquidity and high stock prices, M&A activity has reached record levels. In the first nine months of 2018, deals worth