by Michael J. Shapiro | October 18, 2017
The InterContinental Hotel Group will debut the Kimpton brand in Asia in the form of two luxury boutique hotels in China and one in Bali. The greater China properties will open in 2021, while the Bali boutique should debut in 2019. 
 
The expansion is a continuation of IHG's efforts to grow the brand internationally; the first European hotel opened earlier this year. "These new signings continue to deliver on our objective of bringing Kimpton to new places around the world, powered by IHG's global scale and network of owner relationships," said Elie Maalouf, CEO of IHG's Americas division. IHG acquired the boutique brand in 2015.
 
The 50-villa Kimpton Bali will mark the brand's Asia debut. The Nusa Dua-coast property aims to reflect local Balinese culture with its design and the experiences that will be offered to guests. 
 
Two years later, the Kimpton Shanghai Jing'an is scheduled to open its doors, offering 150 guest rooms and 120 villas in historic buildings that originally belonged to the British and American enclaves in the city. 
 
Also in 2021, the 251-room Kimpton Resort Sanya Haitang Bay will debut in the luxury resort destination. The property will have beach access as well as a dynamic rooftop pool.
 
Kimpton is known for innovative design, as well as perks that include amenities such as in-room yoga mats, hosted Social Hours for guests and complimentary bike rentals. "We look forward to welcoming those seeking an unscripted approach to boutique luxury that is centered in Kimpton's signature design, culinary know-how and heartfelt care," said Kimpton CEO Mike DeFrino.