InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)’s first Kimpton Hotel outside of the Americas is set to debut in Amsterdam in mid-2017.
Kimpton De Witt will be situated in the heart of Amsterdam’s vibrant city centre and near Amsterdam’s Centraal station. Set within three original Renaissance-era buildings, it will feature 274 guest rooms, including 15 signature rooms and suites (many with terraces), and eight meeting rooms.
Wyers Bar and Restaurant, run by Executive Chef Sam de Marco, will offer American staples with a Dutch twist.
“It is perfect that the first Kimpton to open outside of the Americas is within Europe as this is the continent that inspired Bill Kimpton to found the brand,” says Tom Rowntree, Vice President, Upscale and Luxury Brands, Europe, IHG.
“The hotel has merged the features that make staying at a Kimpton so memorable together with the playful side of Amsterdam’s culture and we can’t wait for guests to be able to experience it.”
In line with Kimpton’s innovative and playful approach to design, the hotel will feature a “house within a hotel” – a four storey ‘Little House’ which was once the childhood home of Dutch playwright, P.C. Hooft and dates back to the 1500s. The Little House can be rented privately for groups and offers ground floor meeting space, first floor living space including its own bar. Other distinctive features include a flower shop within the hotel and a coffee and beignet walk-up window for locals to enjoy.
IHG has 662 properties in Europe currently and the hotel will be IHG’s twentieth hotel in the Netherlands. Continuing the brand’s expansion within key cities in Europe, in summer 2016 IHG announced that the operator had signed a deal to open Kimpton in Paris, set to open in 2020.