InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced details of The first Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant (Kimpton) outside of the Americas is set to open in Spring 2017.
IHG announced Mike Robinson as General Manager of the upcoming Kimpton De Witt. The hotel will be situated in the heart of Amsterdam's vibrant city center 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 & 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. 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,” said Tom Rowntree, Vice President, Upscale & Luxury Brands, Europe, IHG.
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.