Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has revealed the debut UK locations for its boutique Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants and upscale Voco Hotels brands following a deal made with Covivio in May.
Covivio (formerly known as Fonciere des Regions) acquired properties from Starwood Capital Group, including the Principal brand. IHG struck a deal with Covivio to rebrand and operate 12 existing hotels and one in the pipeline.
Now, IHG has revealed which brands the hotels will operate under.
The flagship Principal London in Russell Square will become the capital’s first Kimpton Hotel later this year, while the Principal Manchester will rebrand to Kimpton in 2019, along with the Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square and the Principal Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow.
Marking the Voco Hotels debut in the UK, the Principal St David’s Hotel in Cardiff will rebrand later this year. Further Voco properties are expected to be announced soon.
The Principal Met Leeds Hotel will also rebrand in 2020 under the Hotel Indigo umbrella.
Meanwhile, De Vere Wotton House near Dorking will operate unbranded as Wotton House.
The Principal Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, De Vere Oxford Thames and the Principal Oxford Spires Hotel are expected to join IHG’s portfolio in Q3 this year.