InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will expand Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a hospitality chain it acquired in 2015, in Asia, while its wellness-centric Even brand is expected to make a first appearance in Greater China in 2019.
Set to mark Kimpton’s Asia debut is the Kimpton Bali, which will open with 50 villas on the Nusa Dua coast in 2019.
Kimpton Shanghai Jing’an is poised to launch in 2021 featuring 150 guestrooms and 120 villas that originally belonged to the British-American Concession. Also slated for 2021 opening is the 251-room Kimpton Resort Sanya Haitang Bay, which will enjoy direct beach access.
The first of four Even Hotels to open in China will be the Even Hotel Sanya Yalong Bay, scheduled to launch in 2019 with 134 rooms and 92 villas and an “athletic studio” with translucent walls.
By 2020, IHG expects to also manage a 250-key Even Hotels within the Shanghai Tourism Zone project and the 290-room Even Hotel Jinan South (in the Shandong capital).
In addition, the 250-room Even Hotel Chongqing Central Park will open as part of a sports-themed complex and development zone.
Meanwhile, IHG will continue expanding in Vietnam with dual openings in Sapa in 2021 – the 200-key InterContinental Sapa Resort and 275-room Holiday Inn Resort Sapa. The Hotel Indigo Phu Quoc Starbay is also set to open in 2021.