InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened its second Kimpton property in the UK and its first in Scotland with the launch of the Kimpton Charlotte Square.

Last year, IHG and Covivio entered an agreement to acquire and rebrand 12 hotels and one pipeline property operating under the Principal and De Vere brands. The Principal Charlotte square is the second of these properties to enter the Kimpton brand after the Kimpton Fitzroy London in Russell Square.

Kimpton Charlotte Square is located in Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It offers views of Edinburgh Castle, along with 184 rooms and 15 suites. The property also features the BABA Bar, a recently refurbished gym and a spa.

IHG plans to open additional Kimpton hotels in Glasgow and Manchester, along with an InterContinental Hotels & Resorts opening in Edinburgh this year. The group currently operates 345 hotels under eight brands in the UK.

Karan Khanna, UK and Ireland MD at IHG, said: “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.”;

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