by Meetings & Conventions Asia | October 02, 2018
From left: Kenneth Macpherson, CEO, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa, IHG; Clarence Tan, managing director, Southeast Asia and Korea, IHG; Chalaluck Bunnag, managing director, Siam Sindhorn; Chonpreya Pacharaswate, director, hotel, Siam Sindhorn.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has recently signed a management agreement with Siam Sindhorn to debut its boutique hotel brand, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurant, in Bangkok. This will be the first Kimpton hotel in Thailand and the second in Southeast Asia and Korea region. 

Slated for opening in 2020, the newly built Kimpton Bangkok will feature 349 guest rooms, including 124 serviced residences. Accessibility is one of the key features of this hotel as well. It is located within an hour's drive from Suvarnabhumi Airport and has convenient access to the city's prime districts, such as Sukhumvit, Silom, Siam and Chidlom. The Chidlom BTS station, in particular, is just a short walk away. 

Commenting on this landmark signing, Clarence Tan, managing director Southeast Asia and Korea (SEAK), IHG, said, "In line with our plans to bring our Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants brand to highly sought-after destinations across the globe, we want to address the rising needs of travellers in the region for a sophisticated yet personalised lifestyle travel experience. The brand is iconic for its heartfelt and unconventional approach to boutique hospitality, and we're confident that Kimpton Bangkok will be no exception - delighting guests with an unscripted ridiculously personalised experience, right in the heart of one of Bangkok's most desirable locations." 

Chalaluck Bunnag, managing director of Siam Sindhorn, is also excited about the establishment, "IHG is world-renowned for delivering true hospitality and the Kimpton brand is no exception - promising an unforgettable stay centred around its inspiring and vibrant design, distinct restaurant concepts, unique culinary know-how and sincere guest service. We are delighted to partner with IHG to bring this new and exciting boutique hotel concept to Thailand, and look forward to welcoming guests when we open our doors in 2020."