Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed an agreement to bring the Kimpton brand to Mallorca, marking the group’s first luxury hotel on the island.

The Kimpton Mallorca will open in 2022, operated under Calvia Country Club S.A., and will expand the brand’s presence in Spain following the opening of the Kimpton Vividora Hotel in Barcelona earlier this year. 

The 79-room hotel will be located less than 30 minutes from Palma de Mallorca airport, situated on the site of the existing Santa Ponsa Country Club on the south-west of the island.

The site will undergo a major refurbishment and extension “to bring Kimpton’s inspired design to life against the backdrop of hills and treelined lanes”. The property will feature two outdoor pools, one of which will offer direct access to the beach, an indoor pool, tennis courts, a yoga studio and a spa with 16 treatment rooms. There will also be over 300 sqm of meeting and events space.

Karin Sheppard, SVP, Managing Director, Europe at IHG, said: 

“We all know that 2020 has been a year of missed holidays and, as soon as people are able to travel again, they will be looking for experiences steeped in meaningful human connection and in destinations rich in culture and natural beauty; both of which will be abundant at Kimpton Mallorca. With this signing we are expanding our offering to the luxury traveller and adding to our strong pipeline of luxury hotels and resorts in Europe over the next few years.

“I’m particularly delighted to see the expansion of our luxury portfolio in Southern Europe, home to so many popular leisure destinations. We already have a strong presence in both the mainstream and upscale segments and are now delighted to be expanding our presence in the luxury space, too. This signing once again shows the strength of our brands and the confidence that owners and investors have in IHG.”

Kimpton also recently announced that it would open its first hotel in Mexico this month, located in Tulum on the southern tip of the Mayan Riviera.

IHG currently has 44 luxury hotels in Europe, with another 17 in the pipeline to open within the next five years.