IHG launches first UK Kimpton hotel

The first UK hotel from IHG's boutique luxury brand, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has opened its doors in Bloomsbury, London.

Set on Russell Square the Kimpton Fitzroy London features 334 rooms and suites, a large ballroom, various restaurants and bars, modern meeting rooms and a 24-hour fitness centre.

The hotel is named after the original architect of the building, Charles Fitzroy Doll and the interior features contemporary design reflecting the building’s heritage.

Paul Walters, General Manager of Kimpton Fitzroy London, said, “This hotel will bring a new luxury approach to the UK– a more inclusive style of luxury as opposed to museum-like spaces, so guests don’t need to keep their voices down in the lobby, or wear a suit jacket to dinner.

'A defining trait for the Kimpton brand is the focus on heartfelt human connections. We want guests to enjoy the glamour of a historic iconic building but still feel free to be themselves. It’s an approach we’re excited to bring to London, as we know it’s what guests in this city are craving.”

2019 will see a continuation of the Kimpton brand’s momentum, with additional hotel openings in key UK cities including Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester.

Kimpton first launched in Europe in 2017 with the opening of Kimpton?De Witt in Amsterdam, and since then the brand has rapidly increased its global footprint following signings in Barcelona, set to open in 2019, Tokyo and Paris, both set to open in 2020 and Frankfurt due to open in 2023.

In the next few months Kimpton Da An Hotel in Taipei will also open its doors, the first Kimpton hotel in Asia.