IHG’s Kimpton model to debut in Italy – Enterprise Traveller

IHG Inns and Resorts plans to convey its Kimpton model to Italy subsequent yr.

Kimpton will debut on the island of Sicily within the second half of 2025 as a part of a administration settlement with accomplice Società Turistica Alberghiera Taorminese.

Positioned within the hilltop city of Taormina on the island’s east coast, the boutique-style lodge will function 59 rooms, “vacation spot eating”, a breakfast room and bar terrace providing panoramic views from Calabria to the Bay of Isolabella.

Leisure services, in the meantime, will embody an out of doors Mediterranean backyard, 20-metre swimming pool and a tennis courtroom.

The Kimpton in Sicily will probably be IHG Inns & Resorts’ 30th lodge in Italy, becoming a member of current openings resembling Six Senses Rome, InterContinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace and Resort Indigo Florence.

Moreover, two additional Resort Indigo properties are set to open in Turin and Trieste over the approaching years, in addition to IHG’s first Vignette Assortment property, Resort Alexandra, in Rome in 2025.

Willemijn Geels, VP Improvement, Europe, IHG Inns & Resorts, commented:

“Italy has lengthy been identified for its popularity of luxurious journey, breath taking coastal places, and vibrant communities – and our development technique within the nation has been designed to enhance this. Following a surge of exercise in 2023, which noticed us greater than double our luxurious and way of life choices on this market, we’re now excited to be partnering with Società Turistica Alberghiera Taorminese to additional increase our presence in Italy with this boutique way of life property on the picturesque island of Sicily.”

IHG bought Kimpton in 2014, and has progressively expanded the model past its US roots, with openings together with Kimpton St Honoré Paris in 2021.

The model now counts greater than 75 lodges worldwide, together with places in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Manchester.

Within the coming years an additional 54 lodges will be part of the Kimpton model, with the model hoping to surpass its 100 lodges milestone and attain 20 international locations by 2025.

Earlier this month the model opened its first lodge in Mexico Metropolis:

IHG opens first Kimpton lodge in Mexico Metropolis