Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced that its first Kimpton Hotel outside of the Americas will be in Amsterdam.

Crowne Plaza Amsterdam

The hotel, which is currently the Crowne Plaza Amsterdam City Centre will undergo a renovation of the lobby, restaurants, facilities and guest rooms and will open as a 270-room Kimpton hotel in 2017.

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants was acquired by IHG in January 2015. The hotel is owned by YC Amsterdam BV, a venture set up by certain affiliates of York Capital Management and its operating partner.

Phil Golding, on behalf of YC Amsterdam BV said: “We’re excited to be developing the first international Kimpton hotel and to be part of the brand’s expansion globally.”

There are currently 59 managed Kimpton hotels in the US (10,700 rooms) and a further 16 hotels (3,200 rooms) in the pipeline.

Tom Otley