IHG expands Kimpton Brand to Japan

Travel News 21 Aug 2018

Continuing a recent growth trajectory, Kimpton has just announced plans for a new property in Tokyo, its first hotel in Japan.

The Kimpton Tokyo Shinjuku by IHG and Tsukada Global Holdings will be a 162-room bespoke hotel featuring bold, playful design, award-winning dining and unique amenities.

There will also be meeting space large enough to accommodate 300 people, a wellness studio and a multi-function chapel.

The Tokyo hotel is the latest in a string of new properties for the brand. Additional new locations include Greater China, Southeast Asia and Amsterdam.

“It’s wonderful to see the Kimpton brand gaining such momentum in Asia and across the globe. It is one of the world’s most beloved luxury lifestyle brands, with each hotel bringing to life a unique character,” Kenneth Macpherson, CEO of Europe Middle East Asia and Africa (EMEAA), IHG, said in a statement. “This hotel’s thoughtful approach to design will highlight the best of Tokyo’s vibrant Shinjuku district, providing truly unique guest experiences with ridiculously personal service.”
Kimpton, seen as the pioneer of the boutique concept in the United States, is known for its perks, amenities and personal style of guest service.

In addition, each hotel is individually designed to blend the surrounding environment with local culture to deliver a memorable boutique experience – both authentic and reflective of the location.

The Tokyo property is to be located in a world-famous skyscraper district that showcases many of the city’s tallest buildings, as well as department stores, subterranean malls, electronics shops and Kabukicho, one of Japan’s largest and most lively entertainment districts.

The area is also home to the world’s busiest railway station, which serves more than two million passengers daily.

With food being a key focus of the Kimpton brand, the Tokyo property will include three locally-inspired restaurants designed to allow guests and locals alike to embark on uniquely distinct dining experiences.

The new hotel will also offer signature perks such as complimentary morning coffee and tea in the living room lobby and an evening social hour.

“We are very proud to continue our strong partnership with IHG and introduce the Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants brand to Japan. With construction having commenced and completion expected in early 2020, we will be well-positioned to take advantage of the increased domestic and international luxury tourism in the lead up to Tokyo 2020,” said Masayuki Tsukada, president and CEO of Tsukada Global Holdings said in a statement.

There are currently 66 Kimpton hotels open globally, with another 20 in the pipeline, including Kimpton Bali, Kimpton Shanghai Jing’an, Kimpton Resort Sanya Haitang Bay and Kimpton Hotel Taipei.

Source: Travel Pulse