IHG has confirmed the locations in the UK for the début of its boutique brand Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and its recently launched upscale brand, voco Hotels.
This move follows the agreement with Covivio (formerly Foncière des Régions), to rebrand and operate 12 high-quality open hotels in the UK and one hotel in the pipeline .
Kenneth Macpherson, Chief Executive Officer, EMEAA, IHG commented: “I am delighted to be able to confirm the UK debut locations for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and our new upscale brand, voco Hotels. By launching these brands in prime city centre and destination locations around the country we will give our guests even greater choice. The expansion of our global footprint in high-growth luxury and upscale segments is gaining momentum, with IHG now the leading luxury operator in the UK.”
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
IHG will launch Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in the UK in London (2018), Manchester (2019), Edinburgh (2019) and Glasgow (2019).
This marks an important milestone in IHG’s plans to take the Kimpton brand global. It follows the signing of the first Kimpton in Japan, in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district as well as the signing of three properties in South East Asia and Greater China last year.
voco Hotels and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
The Principal St. David’s Hotel will take on the voco brand in 2018. In addition, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts will be returning to the historical Principal Edinburgh George Street.
Leeds will debut Hotel Indigo brand in 2020.
The Principal York will be rebranded at a later stage and the well-known De Vere Wotton House hotel will capitalize on its renown by operating unbranded as Wotton House.
The Principal Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, De Vere Oxford Thames and The Principal Oxford Spires Hotel are expected to join IHG’s portfolio in Q3, 2018.
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