Edinburgh’s Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) today opens the first Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants in Scotland, Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, as it continues to invest in Scotland as a luxury destination.

Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel is in one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful squares in the Georgian New Town, a UNESCO world heritage site. With a view of Edinburgh Castle and historic hotspots just a short walk away, the hotel is at the perfect intersection between old and new.

The 184 rooms and 15 suites are part of seven interconnecting Georgian townhouses which showcase Kimpton’s bold and playful design.

The property also features a concept called No. 33, billed as a hotel-within-a-hotel accommodation able to host up to 24 guests. The No. 33 space includes a combination of several suites and six additional bedrooms, with a dining room and drawing room also available for entertaining. According to Kimpton, the “homelike” offering is ideal for groups, special events or private weddings.

Signature touches within the rebranded Kimpton Charlotte Square include in-room yoga mats and Kimpton’s ‘Forgot It, We’ve Got it’ service offering guest essentials.

There is also a daily ‘social hour’ in the hotel’s BABA bar, plus free fitness and wellness classes.

Karan Khanna, managing director, UK & Ireland, IHG commented: “We are very excited to build our presence in the luxury market in Scotland as we introduce the Kimpton brand. Edinburgh has a real demand for a lifestyle luxury brand and I’m confident that Kimpton’s relaxed approach to luxury will suit the market well.”

The launch follows the opening of the first UK Kimpton property in London, Kimpton Fitzroy, which was formerly Principal London when it opened after an extensive refurbishment in April 2018. The hotel was then rebranded when Principal Hotel Company sold 12 hotels in its portfolio – including The Principal London – to Convivio, who then licensed their management to InterContinental Hotels Group. The hotel was renamed Kimpton Fitzroy London in October 2018.

This year will see a continuation of this momentum with additional Kimpton hotel openings in Glasgow and Manchester and an InterContinental Hotels & Resorts opening in Edinburgh.

IHG currently has 345 hotels* operating under eight brands in the UK, including: InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, voco, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites, with another 29 in the pipeline.

(Travel Weekly, Boutique Hotelier)

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