InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement to debut its boutique hotel brand, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, in Bangkok.
The agreement with Siam Sindhorn, a Thailand-based investment and development firm, will see the first Kimpton hotel in the country and the second across Southeast Asia and Korea region.
Scheduled to open in 2020, the new-built Kimpton Bangkok will feature 349 guest rooms, including 124 serviced residences. It will be under an hour’s drive from Suvarnabhumi Airport and will be located in the heart of the Langsuan area and nestled right beside Lumpini Park, one of the largest public parks in the city.
The strategic location will provide convenient access to the city’s prime districts including Sukhumvit, Silom, Siam and Chidlom, combined with the greenery of Lumpini Park.
“To address the rising needs of travellers in the region”
Commenting on the landmark signing, Clarence Tan, managing director South East Asia and Korea (SEAK), IHG, said: “In line with our plans to bring our Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants brand to highly sought-after destinations across the globe, we want to address the rising needs of travellers in the region for a sophisticated yet personalised lifestyle travel experience.”
Kimpton Bangkok will be part of Sindhorn Village, a 22-acre mega mixed-use development with a selection of dining and retail options. To explore the attractions around the city, guests can take the metro from the Chidlom BTS station located a short walk from the hotel.
“An unforgettable stay centred around its inspiring and vibrant design”
Chalaluck Bunnag, managing director of Siam Sindhorn, also commented: “IHG is world-renowned for delivering true hospitality and the Kimpton brand is no exception — promising an unforgettable stay centred around its inspiring and vibrant design, distinct restaurant concepts, unique culinary know-how and sincere guest service.
“We are delighted to partner with IHG to bring this new and exciting boutique hotel concept to Thailand, and look forward to welcoming guests when we open our doors in 2020.”
Acquired by IHG in January 2015, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is known for its “playful design and personal approach” to guest service.
IHG has 24 hotels operating across five brands in Thailand, including InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Hotel Indigo — with a further 22 properties in the development pipeline.