IHG Signs With Calvia Country Club for Kimpton Mallorca in Spain
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world's leading hotel companies, has completed a landmark deal to sign their first luxury hotel in Mallorca, under the Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants brand.
When it opens in 2022, Kimpton Mallorca will further expand the brand's presence in Spain, following the launch of Kimpton® Vividora Hotel in Barcelona earlier this year. The hotel will operate under a management agreement with Calvia Country Club S.A.
The 79-room luxury boutique hotel will be nestled next to one of the island's most renowned golf courses, Santa Ponsa Golf, on the site of the existing Santa Ponsa Country Club. The site will undergo a major refurbishment and extension to bring Kimpton's inspired design to life against the backdrop of hills and treelined lanes that criss-cross the south-west of the island. Located less than 30 minutes from Palma de Mallorca airport, Kimpton Mallorca will bring the brand's distinctly laid-back approach to luxury to the island as a perfect complement to Mallorca's relaxed but chic styling and hospitality.
With the brand's reputation for seamlessly providing heartfelt customer service, want-for-nothing amenities, a bold and playful design and distinctive restaurants and bars, Kimpton Mallorca will bring a new boutique luxury offering to the island. Guests will be able to relax with a choice of two outdoor pools, one of which will offer direct access to the beach, an indoor pool, tennis courts, a yoga studio and a spa with 16 treatment rooms. Creative and inspirational meetings and events are also guaranteed thanks to more than 300m² of multi-functional meeting space.
As one of Europe's most popular destinations, Mallorca is often referred to as the "star of the Mediterranean," offering visitors stunning coastlines with cobalt blue views, jaw-dropping landscapes and honey-stoned villages.
Karin Sheppard, SVP, Managing Director, Europe at IHG said: "We all know that 2020 has been a year of missed holidays and, as soon as people are able to travel again, they will be looking for experiences steeped in meaningful human connection and in destinations rich in culture and natural beauty; both of which will be abundant at Kimpton Mallorca. With this signing we are expanding our offering to the luxury traveller and adding to our strong pipeline of luxury hotels and resorts in Europe over the next few years.
"I'm particularly delighted to see the expansion of our luxury portfolio in Southern Europe, home to so many popular leisure destinations. We already have a strong presence in both the mainstream and upscale segments and are now delighted to be expanding our presence in the luxury space, too. This signing once again shows the strength of our brands and the confidence that owners and investors have in IHG."
Following the recent announcements of Six Senses Rome, Six Senses Antognolla and InterContinental Rome, Kimpton Mallorca is the latest addition to IHG's growing luxury portfolio in Europe. IHG has 44 luxury hotels in Europe, with another 17 luxury hotels in the pipeline to open in the next 3-5 years.
IHG has a long-standing commitment to rigorous cleaning procedures at all its hotels worldwide and understands that cleanliness, health and safety are top priorities for customers, especially at this challenging time. To this end, IHG has introduced additional COVID-19 protocols and best practices, in partnership with industry leading experts Cleveland Clinic, Ecolab, and Diversey, as well as launching the IHG Clean Promise. Once open and part of the IHG family, Kimpton Mallorca will follow IHG's Way of Clean and offer guests the IHG Clean Promise.
Founded in 1981 in San Francisco by Bill Kimpton, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants' heartfelt approach to hospitality has translated to unique, design-led hotels across city centres, beachside resorts, mountain getaways, and more. The luxury boutique brand was acquired by IHG in 2015 and currently operates 75 open hotels and 32 in the pipeline to open in the next 3-5 years*. Since acquiring the brand in 2015, IHG has driven Kimpton's global growth beyond the U.S. In Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa (EMEAA) alone, IHG has opened four hotels in 2020, including Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok, Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo, Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester and Kimpton Vividora Hotel in Barcelona. The brand is also set to make its debut in Bali and Paris, France in 2021, and more hotels are in the pipeline for Germany, Mexico, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong and the Netherlands.