IHG’s Luxury & Lifestyle brands continue to grow in resort destinations and city locations.
IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, announced the expansion of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants with the signing of Kimpton Koh Samui, the second Kimpton hotel in Thailand following the brand’s debut in October 2020.
The 138-key luxury boutique beachfront property on Choengmon Beach will open later this year where guests will enjoy Kimpton’s signature heartfelt service and locally-inspired design features. A short drive to Chaweng Beach, Fisherman’s Village walking street and Koh Samui International Airport, domestic and international travellers alike will benefit from its convenient location and proximity to major tourist attractions.
Serena Lim, Vice President, Development, South East Asia and Korea, IHG, said: “We are excited to continue our long-standing partnership with NYE Estate whom we share a common vision of elevating and growing the hospitality sector in Thailand, as well as new partners Multiply Partners and Capstone Asset to bring Kimpton’s heartfelt approach to hospitality to Koh Samui as we continue to expand the brand across the region as well as globally.
“The strength of IHG’s brand portfolio has led to some exciting growth opportunities here in Thailand and this signing is a great example of that. There’s an appetite from owners to join the IHG family of brands and benefit from the power of our enterprise, as the strength and resilience of our brands come to the fore in the current environment.”
Messrs. Titiwat Kuvjitsuwan and Soravit Chairoj, Executive Directors of Choengmon Real Estate, said: “When we researched and experienced the Kimpton brand we knew it was the ideal choice for our stunning luxury beachfront Koh Samui project. The positioning, the design, the accommodation mix and the importance of restaurants and bars to the overall guest experience fit perfectly into the brand’s distinctive design and breadth and style of service.
“Working in partnership with IHG’s team we are confident that Kimpton Koh Samui will deliver memorable guest experiences through which travellers feel genuinely cared for, much like they do in Bangkok and other Kimpton hotels around the world.”
This signing is part of Kimpton brand’s continued momentum into new urban markets and resort destinations across Asia, following Kimpton Da An in Taipei, Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok in Thailand and Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo in Japan. With upcoming openings across Asia in Bali, Suzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Nanjing, Sanya and Kuala Lumpur, the brand will also expand in Germany, Mexico and the Netherlands.