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Top 10 Best Kimpton Hotels In The World


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We have several favorite Kimpton hotels, which include the Kimpton Fitzroy in London, that we visited and reviewed in 2019. The London Kimpton is an outpouring of gorgeousness, with British glamour and intricate detailing.

This is not the only great Kimpton hotel in the world. Most Kimpton’s are fun and quirky. In fact, Kimpton is one of our favorite IHG hotel brands because it is such an unusual and unique boutique brand. We have picked 10 of our favorite Kimpton hotels below, but there are so many great Kimptons that are not included on this list. We have also detailed how to get the best deal or discount at Kimpton hotels so if there’s a Kimpton in a destination you’re traveling to, it’s worth considering this hotel brand as your next place to stay.

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1. Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok

Described as a charismatic, edgy hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok channels the energy of Bangkok’s vibrant pulse fusing raw, urban intensity with a light-hearted spirit and distinguished design.

Each of the 362 hotel rooms, including 131 serviced residences, has everything you need and more for a good night’s rest. Stylish facilities include a pool that overlooks the lush Langsuan oasis and a luxurious spa that will ease your senses.

Located in Bangkok’s city center, where the city’s top attractions are only a stone’s throw away, this hotel offers all mod cons plus turn-down services, complete with little treats left on your pillow. Rooms here are particularly appealing, being spacious with great views. Chromecast is available so you can mirror Netflix, Youtube, and so forth from your phone to your TV. The bathrooms are large and stylish too. Interestingly, this Kimpton is pet friendly, so you might notice guests parading their prized pets around the hotel’s communal areas which is rather nice.

2. Kimpton Aysla Mallorca

If you dream of a modern resort-style boutique hotel in Mallorca with a freeform pool surrounded by palm trees, snow-white cabanas and loungers shaded with soft white parasols, you may just be dreaming of Kimpton Aysla Mallorca. This modern sanctuary of calm and well-being in Santa Ponsa is just 14km from Palma, nestled among lush native gardens imbued with Mallorcan light.

This Kimpton offers a progressive take on wellness resort life, where active leisure meets utter relaxation and touches of tradition blend with contemporary living. The aforementioned outdoor pool is complemented by a gorgeous modern indoor pool just in case you stay during imperfect weather. Eateries are dotted with tropical plants and cacti and all communal areas are designed in chic creamy ones.

This Kimpton offers the perfect venue for an inspiring morning workout, a laid-back breakfast, the chance to a plunge in the day’s pool of choice, and a relaxed game of afternoon Tennis at Mallorca Country Club or a round of golf at Golf Santa Ponsa. This is a place to escape to the beach or take a quick hike and to spend balmy evenings on the terrace with fine organic wine, great food, and sparkling conversation.

3. The Kimpton Fitzroy London

Typically Kimpton hotels are offbeat and eccentric. The Kimpton Fitzroy London can be found in a Grade II listed iconic landmark building restored to its former glory. It stands proudly and rather spectacularly overlooking the square. Originally opened in 1898, the historic building underwent a £75 million renovation and now takes its name from Charles Fitzroy Doll’s original architect.

Climb the steps (yes, the door will be held open for you), and you’ll find yourself in the most stunning entrance hall, carved from marble and limestone with pillars, a sweeping staircase, and a huge mosaic floor. It’s quite a sight and is left free of people checking in and out by the clever placement of the reception desk just around the corner.

The 334 guest rooms and suites are beautiful spaces flooded with natural light, which are designed to make you swoon, relax, and then feel instantly at home. They all include large flat-screen TVs with useful hotel information pages, extra-comfortable beds with soft linens, Nespresso machines, and tea-making facilities, as well as a very welcome tuck box with savory and sweet treats. The tech is good too, as well as the Wi-Fi. Our room had USB sockets by the bed and a DAB digital radio. The bathrooms are a joy to behold; sleek marble and nice and roomy with toiletries by acclaimed perfume designer, The Perfumer’s Story. We had a large rainfall shower, while some include soaking tubs.

When choosing your room, you have many choices; they range from 172 ft² City Singles to a 915 ft² suite! If you are visiting just the two of you, the Superior Doubles are a good choice, although I would suggest the Deluxe Park View for that bit more space and the view. If budget allows, the suites will really make your stay a memorable one; significantly larger than the rooms, they also include living spaces and two televisions!

Eateries at the Kimpton Fitzroy include Neptune, an upscale seafood restaurant; Fitz’s, a glamourous cocktail lounge, Burr & Co., a coffee house, and the divine Palm Court, which serves afternoon tea and light suppers.

Start the day with a huge breakfast at Neptune, where they serve that ultimate combination of both a generous buffet and an à la carte menu too. The restaurant is a sea of art deco angles, rose shades with gold accents, and lots of greenery; the result is beautifully sophisticated and elegant.

You can also opt for a casual pastry in Burr & Co., and The Palm Court is simply gorgeous, and I can’t imagine it’s possible to enter without smiling and falling a little in love. I wanted to describe it as an orangery, but this isn’t technically correct. Rather, it has a large vaulted glass ceiling, but somehow orangery seems to conjure a more appropriately romantic vibe. Every inch is packed with plants. There’s so much light, large sofas, and lots of beautiful things. Afternoon tea is the classic meal to take here, but we found it just as inviting at night when it’s quieter but no less beautiful.

For dinner, return to Neptune to tuck into local seafood accompanied by a carefully curated wine list; the raw bar, which would not only struggle to look chicer, also has a reputation as the best in London.

4. Kimpton Taconic

If you want to enjoy some of the best Fall foliage locations In America, we reccomend Kimpton Taconic Hotel in Manchester between late September, peaking in early October through November. This Kimpton boutique hotel brings to mind grand leisure inns of days past. Surrounded by mountains in this picturesque village, Kimpton Taconic offers a free-spirited take on a New England escape, a quintessential Vermont with a fresh twist.

This Kimpton is perfectly placed to enjoy flamboyant maples found in the eastern states. Every October, Vermont magically transforms into the life of the party, sweeping in with its entourage of colorful friends, all adorned in brilliant shades of red, orange, magenta, and purple. Nestled in the heart of the Green and Taconic mountain ranges, historic Manchester Village offers up some of the best fall foliage in the US. Catch the colors making their way through the hills as you summit Mount Equinox, fly fish in the Battenkill River, or bike through the right-out-of-a-movie countryside of this quintessential New England town. Adventure awaits no matter what, as do opportunities to eat, drink and enjoy time with the whole family.

5. Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel

Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel is a brilliant boutique hotel in Downtown Boston. As Boston embraces its role as a premier travel destination with international appeal, the city’s downtown scene is flourishing as a social, cultural, and innovation hub. At its epicenter sits Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel, capturing the vitality of Boston’s modern renaissance and taking inspiration from its illustrious history to give rise to something entirely fresh.

Step inside, and you’ll discover a chic, design-forward boutique hotel with luxe touches like skyline views and generous in-room amenities. Walk outside our doors, and you’ll find yourself at the crossroads of three distinct but equally vibrant neighborhoods: Beacon Hill, Downtown Crossing, and the Financial District and steps from Boston Common and the historic Freedom Trail. At Kimpton Nine Zero, the convergence of a storied past and an audacious present makes for an essential experience.

6. Kimpton Muse Hotel

Kimpton Muse Hotel can be found in the Theater District in the area of New York’s Broadway & Times Square. Kimpton Muse fuses the energy of thriving Midtown Manhattan with a communal vibe that makes New York feel like your new best friend. Equal parts elegance and whimsy, it sparks your imagination with holiday celebrations, in-room glamour services and our own restaurant. When you return from exploring Times Square, Broadway, and other storied sights that surround Kimpton Muse, the staff will greet you like the kindred spirit you are.

7. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

Across the street from Philadelphia’s iconic Liberty Bell is the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia. This bold and beautiful Old City home, an adaptive reuse project of an historic building located on the country’s most historic mile, expertly melds the old and the new.

The globally-inspired venue features 268 guest rooms, 13,000 ft² of meeting space, a stunning ballroom with soaring ceilings and natural light, a lauded restaurant (Red Owl Tavern), and a rocking rooftop reprise. We’ve created a welcoming and inspiring space of which we know the forefathers would surely approve.

8. Kimpton De Witt, Amsterdam

Kimpton De Witt can be found in the vibrant city center of Amsterdam. This chic and stylish hotel is where the city’s history lives on, and its pulsing energy thrives. Kimpton De Witt Hotel inspires standout stays with features including elements of a 17th-century poet’s home, local art, swank accommodations, a cocktail bar that pours with creative verve, and an all-day dining restaurant serving modern-American cuisine. This Kimptonclaims to offer the ultimate address for an authentic Amsterdammer stay.

9. Kimpton Rotterdam

Rotterdam is best known as the home of Europe’s largest container port, but it also offers contemporary design, eclectic nightlife, and a place to get an authentic taste of city life in South Holland. It’s also one of the leafiest cities in the Netherlands, with lush public parks dotted throughout the city. Kimpton’s design-driven aesthetic is arriving in Rotterdam’s Cool district this year.

Located in the historic POST building, the former main post office built in 1921, Kimpton Rotterdam is on Coolsingel, a dynamic business and shopping street in the city center. The property has been restored to its original grandeur to create a modern boutique hotel with 231 luxury guest rooms.

Less than 20 minutes by foot or public transportation from Centraal Station and walking distance to Museumpark, Markthal, and many architectural treasures, Kimpton Rotterdam is the ideal base for business travelers as well as the growing number of leisure travelers who are discovering Rotterdam’s unconventional allure.

A particular appeal is Rotterdam’s also blossoming dining scene, with a growing number of Michelin-starred restaurants, hip coffee shops, healthy brunch spots, and traditional European food halls. Markthal has100+ restaurants and vendors and Fenix Food Factory, which showcases local and artisanal products in a warehouse in the former red-light district.

To close the evening, head to Witte de Withstraat, the buzzy neighborhood steps from the Kimpton Rotterdam, where you’ll find plentiful speakeasies and laid-back bars.

10. Kimpton Budapest

Another new opening I must mention is the new Kimpton Budapest hotel which will open in 2025. Budapest epitomizes the ebb and flow of new and old that makes Eastern Europe’s capitals so mesmerizing. Bisected by the Danube, in the shadow of UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the imposing Baroque Buda Castle, Hungary’s capital is a bustling business, political, and cultural hub.

Explore the city’s compelling history, fraught with struggle, told by dozens of statues and monuments dotting the streets and historic squares. Then, indulge in all this modern metropolis has to offer, famous thermal baths by day, swanky restaurants, rooftop lounges, and eclectic “ruin bars” by night.

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