IHG launches Kimpton brand in Amsterdam

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has unveiled the Kimpton De Witt hotel in Amsterdam, which marks the opening of the first Kimpton in Europe and outside of the Americas.

Kimpton De Witt: Amsterdam ambience
Kimpton De Witt: Amsterdam ambience

The hotel, located in Amsterdam's city centre, has 274 room including nine signature suites in the original Golden Age buildings, are inspired by Dutch design, from a modern take on classic Dutch art in the bedrooms to the blue Delft-inspired tiles paving the bathroom floors.

The hotel's design is inspired by Dutch heritage, featuring a ‘living wall’ of florals and botanicals trailing the entrance. It marries the old and the new – a late 20th century building with architecture from the Dutch Golden Age. 

Within the property stands a three-storey ‘Little House,’ which dates back to the 1600s and was once the childhood home of the Dutch playwright, P.C. Hooft.  Little House can be rented for groups looking for the luxury of a private abode; it offers two king-sized rooms and a first floor living room. Kimpton De Witt’s signature suite, Penthouse De Witt, is split over two storeys and its 30-square metre roof terrace offers views of the city and the iconic canal house rooftops.

The hotel also features a fitness centre, Gaiam yoga mats in every room and a complimentary all-day tea station in the lobby. Food and beverage facilities include Wyers Bar & Restaurant, located next to the property, which offers American staples with Dutch influences, whilst House Bar provides guests and locals with the chance to sample craft cocktails as well as an extensive menu of local gins and genevers.

Angela Brav, IHG’s CEO, Europe, said: "Europe was the original inspiration behind Bill Kimpton founding the brand and now we’re bringing the brand home again. Opening in Amsterdam gives us the perfect opportunity to indulge in the playful, creative and innovative approach to luxury that the city inspires in Kimpton’s unique and special way.Amsterdam as a city is effortless in design, highly diverse and a hotbed of creativity, making it the perfect match for our first Kimpton hotel in Europe.

Brav added that the brand will be targeting Paris next, with a planned opening in 2020, alongside  'big plans for other cities across the continent'.

See more:

The Netherlands: Venue update

Hyatt Hotels debuts in Amsterdam

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