IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group®) will soon be launching its unique heartfelt luxury approach in Spain, with the opening of Kimpton Barcelona in the second half of 2019.
The first hotel for the brand in Spain, Kimpton Barcelona will be centrally located in the heart of Barcelona’s old town near the famous ‘La Rambla’ street and will feature 156 stylish rooms, a lobby lounge, an all-day dining restaurant and 2,690 square feet of event space. The hotel will offer guests and locals a stunning rooftop and a swimming pool with unparalleled views of Barcelona’s city center and the Cathedral. The neighborhood surrounding the hotel boasts an eclectic mix of boutiques from local and international designers and is within easy walking distance to the city’s must-visit attractions.
For this new opening in Barcelona, IHG is partnering with Casacuberta, a private company with more than 30 years specializing in the acquisition and transformation of properties in prime-locations across key European cities. The company has hotels in Madrid, Barcelona and Geneva, as part of a diverse portfolio including assets in the residential, commercial, office and industrial / logistics sectors.
Mike DeFrino, CEO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, said: “Barcelona is one of Europe’s most culturally rich cities, a designation that we believe complements Kimpton’s design-forward approach and culinary passion. This opening marks an exciting moment for the brand as we continue to grow our global footprint and bring our heartfelt approach to even more guests. We look forward to engaging the community and visitors to Barcelona alike.”
Gonzalo Casacuberta, Vice President of Casacuberta commented: “We’re delighted to redevelop this outstanding property into a Kimpton hotel, a luxury brand with a unique offering which is a perfect fit in the heart of Barcelona’s old town. We’re convinced this will contribute to improving the offer and landscape of our beloved Ciutat Vella even more.”
Founded in 1981 by Bill Kimpton, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States. The boutique luxury brand was acquired by IHG in 2015 and currently operates 67 hotels and 82 restaurants, bars and lounges in the U.S., Caribbean and Europe.