IHG’s Luxury & Lifestyle brands continue to grow in resort destinations and city locations
IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, is proud to announce the expansion of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants with the signing of Kimpton Koh Samui, the second Kimpton hotel in Thailand following the brand’s debut in October 2020.
The 138-key luxury boutique beachfront property on Choengmon Beach will open later this year where guests will enjoy Kimpton’s signature heartfelt service and locally-inspired design features. A short drive to Chaweng Beach, Fisherman’s Village walking street and Koh Samui International Airport, domestic and international travellers alike will benefit from its convenient location and proximity to major tourist attractions.
Tranquility and privacy will be easy to find at Kimpton Koh Samui as it will offer stunning luxury pool villas with unique direct access to the beach. Two-thirds of the guest accommodation will be suites or villas and the vast majority of the hotel inventory offering spectacular views over the Gulf of Thailand.
Capturing the Kimpton brand’s playful and sophisticated design, innovative approach to restaurants and bars, and immersive guest experiences that foster genuine human connections, this luxury boutique hotel will infuse local culture, textures and colours with every touchpoint of the guest experience and speak to the location’s story for an authentic and meaningful stay. It will feature four distinctive restaurants and bars as well as a pool, spa, fitness centre, Kids Club and a 124 sqm multi-purpose meetings and events space. With thoughtful service, perks and amenities, guests and their pets can expect a warm welcome and memorable stay.
Serena Lim, Vice President, Development, South East Asia and Korea, IHG, said: “We are excited to continue our long-standing partnership with NYE Estate whom we share a common vision of elevating and growing the hospitality sector in Thailand, as well as new partners Multiply Partners and Capstone Asset to bring Kimpton’s heartfelt approach to hospitality to Koh Samui as we continue to expand the brand across the region as well as globally.
“The strength of IHG’s brand portfolio has led to some exciting growth opportunities here in Thailand and this signing is a great example of that. There’s an appetite from owners to join the IHG family of brands and benefit from the power of our enterprise, as the strength and resilience of our brands come to the fore in the current environment.”
Messrs. Titiwat Kuvjitsuwan and Soravit Chairoj, Executive Directors of Choengmon Real Estate, said: “When we researched and experienced the Kimpton brand we knew it was the ideal choice for our stunning luxury beachfront Koh Samui project. The positioning, the design, the accommodation mix and the importance of restaurants and bars to the overall guest experience fit perfectly into the brand’s distinctive design and breadth and style of service.
“Working in partnership with IHG’s team we are confident that Kimpton Koh Samui will deliver memorable guest experiences through which travellers feel genuinely cared for, much like they do in Bangkok and other Kimpton hotels around the world.”
This signing is part of Kimpton brand’s continued momentum into new urban markets and resort destinations across Asia, following Kimpton Da An in Taipei, Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok in Thailand and Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo in Japan. With upcoming openings across Asia in Bali, Suzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Nanjing, Sanya and Kuala Lumpur, the brand will also expand in Germany, Mexico and the Netherlands.
Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok debuted the brand in South East Asia during Q4 2020. Its 362 rooms and suites, including 131 serviced residences, are the epitome of design-led luxury and the restaurants and bars have quickly become much loved by residents looking for new experiences.
Founded in 1981 in San Francisco by Bill Kimpton, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants’ heartfelt approach to hospitality has translated to unique, design-led hotels across city centres, beachside resorts, mountain getaways, and more. It is the original boutique hotel company, which pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States. Every property is an individual brand, anchored in its individual design perspective, to ensure the richest and most immersive brand experience. With more than 70 hotels and 85 restaurants, bars and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations around the world, Kimpton is rapidly expanding its presence globally. As part of IHG’s Luxury & Lifestyle collection, the unique brand portfolio that also includes Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts and Hotel Indigo, now spans more than 430 properties in over 70 countries.