Kimpton® Vividora Hotel to open in Barcelona's historic gothic quarter in early 2020
Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants will make its Spanish debut, with bold Barcelona-inspired design and the brand’s signature heartfelt hospitality, along with creative Mediterranean dining and a rooftop pool
November 20, 2019 // Franchising.com // Kimpton Vividora Hotel will be the first hotel in Spain for IHG®'s boutique luxury brand, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. Located in the famous Gothic Quarter, with 156 beautifully appointed guest rooms and three distinct restaurants and bars, Kimpton Vividora Hotel is poised to be the most exciting hotel opening in Barcelona in 2020.
Kimpton Vividora Hotel will be in the heart of Barcelona’s cultural and historical epicentre; the Gothic Quarter. This prime location is within walking distance to Las Ramblas, Barceloneta beach, La Boqueria, Plaça Catalunya, incredible shopping and the city’s legendary culinary scene. The pedestrian-friendly nature of the neighbourhood invites guests to explore an array of activities within a stone’s throw of the hotel.
Kimpton Vividora Hotel’s design is inspired by the textures, colours and historic details of the city. Kimpton’s Creative Director and Global SVP of Design, Ave Bradley, collaborated with local design agency El Equipo Creativo to infuse all spaces with an authentic Barcelona feel, contemporary details and local artwork.
Culinary and Cocktail Experiences
Perched one floor above the lively streets, Fauna restaurant will welcome guests into a warm space reminiscent of an elegant Barcelonian home. Chef Ferran López’s menu is rooted in Mediterranean flavours and family recipes with a creative, Kimpton twist.
On the hotel’s ground floor, floor to ceiling windows offer a look at Cafè Got which will offer locally-roasted artisan coffee and light bites by day, and natural wines, artisanal vermouth and cocktails by night.
The rooftop bar, Terraza de Vivi, will feature a beautiful pool with sun loungers, elegant lighting, pergolas and lush greenery. The rooftop bar offers clever cocktails paired with creative small plates and expansive views of the city centre.
Mike Robinson, a native of Washington, D.C. has been appointed General Manager of the first Kimpton property in Spain. Mike will oversee the opening of the 156-room hotel, including three restaurant and bar outlets.
“We are very excited to bring Kimpton to Spain for the first time. From the thriving diversity and inclusiveness, to the passion for gastronomy and the arts, we couldn’t think of a more fitting first city than Barcelona. We are honoured to be the Gothic Quarter’s new neighbour and member of the community, as well as soon becoming Barcelona’s best loved hotel.” said Mike Robinson, General Manager, Kimpton Vividora Hotel.
Robinson has over 15 years of experience in the luxury boutique hospitality industry, and 13 years of experience with Kimpton Hotels, at eight properties across two different continents and three countries.
In the U.S., he ran the flagship 335-room Kimpton Palomar in Washington D.C. and has been instrumental in the openings of several Kimpton hotels in the Americas. Most recently, Mike was the General Manager for Kimpton’s milestone first opening in Europe, Kimpton De Witt in Amsterdam.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants began in San Francisco in 1981, as the original boutique hotel company, pioneering the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States before growing in Europe and opening in Asia earlier this year.
Kimpton spaces and experiences centre on its guests, offering inspiring design that evokes curiosity, to forward-thinking flavours that feed the soul. Every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered, so that guest experiences remain meaningful, unscripted and luxurious without the fuss
Bookings are now available from February 2020 onwards at KimptonVividorahotel.com.
IHG ® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN Hotels ®, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites®, Atwell Suites™ and Candlewood Suites®.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns nearly 5,800 hotels and approximately 865,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with over 1,900 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.
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About Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the original boutique hotel company, which pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States in 1981.
Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, Kimpton now operates more than 65 hotels and 80 restaurants, bars and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations and up-and-coming markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, Caribbean and Greater China. Kimpton spaces and experiences centre on its guests, offering inspiring design that evokes curiosity to forward-thinking flavours that feed the soul. Every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered, so that guest experiences remain meaningful, unscripted and ridiculously personal.
Kimpton’s employees, empowered to provide heartfelt service and experiences, have built a highly regarded workplace culture that appears consistently on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list.
In January 2015, Kimpton became part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.
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