Posted January 26, 2016

Kimpton Returns to Its Inspirational Roots

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Night city view of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

When our founder Bill Kimpton opened his first hotel in San Francisco, it was the European boutique properties he’d seen in his travels as an investment banker that he took inspiration from. Thirty-five years later, we’re bringing Kimpton back to where it all began — Europe. Hello, Amsterdam!

Kimpton Amsterdam will be right in the center of everything we love about the city; we can’t wait to bike the canals, check out the cool new gallery openings, pop into the high-design boutique shops, and taste some of the delicious food that’s starting to define the city. Oh, and we can’t forget about the beer. There’s always plenty of beer flowing. The 270-room luxury boutique hotel will open in 2017 and feature Kimpton’s signature sophisticated and whimsical design, innovative meeting spaces, a neighborhood restaurant and bar, and a personal approach to guest service.

Amsterdam isn’t afraid to think outside of the box, and neither is Kimpton. Not only do we both love to push the boundaries, but even more importantly, we share the same cultural values of diversity, inclusion and a deep appreciation of the unique. While we get the hotel ready for you, here are five more reasons why we think Amsterdam is the perfect city for Kimpton’s European debut:

1. The history is storied and so is our building.

We love to breathe new life to historic buildings, and our Amsterdam hotel is no exception. The hotel will be renovated by a renowned local architect who has worked on monuments within the city.  While what we’re doing is pretty special, repurposing is nothing new in Amsterdam. The Dutch love to get creative — take the Royal Palace, which used to be city hall, or the surprisingly fascinating Museum of Bags and Purses, which started its life as a canal house. Popular concert venue Paradiso, built in 1880, spent 85 years as a church before squatting hippies paved the way for its current usage. It all makes for an incredibly architecturally diverse city, and we’re happy to be in such good building-preserving company.

 2. The art is nothing short of amazing.

Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam hometown hero Rembrandt may be known to most people as the greatest painter of the Golden Age (and one of the best of all time), but to Van Gogh, he was nothing short of magic. (“Rembrandt is so deeply mysterious that he says things for which there are no words in any language,” he wrote. “Rembrandt is truly called a magician … that’s not an easy calling.”) See the magic for yourself while viewing famed The Night Watch on display at Rijksmuseum, where the 11-by-14-foot masterpiece shows off the artist’s genius use of shadow and light. Fast-forward a few centuries at Stedelijk, a modern art museum that chronicles the best of the past 150 years with works by Cézanne, Pollock, Warhol, and others. Nearby, the Van Gogh Museum traces the development of the beloved but troubled Rembrandt-admiring post-Impressionist painter. With such a strong surrounding arts scene, the hotel is bound to have an impressive collection of its own.

 3. Good eats are appreciated.

Bitterballen

Bitterballen

When our new restaurant opens, it will join a skyrocketing culinary scene that includes a dozen Michelin-starred restaurants. Young chefs are embracing the local bounty, dishing up organic meals crafted from ingredients straight from the butchers and bakers down the street. For a peek at the past, stop by a brown café, a traditional Amsterdam pub (the name comes from the tobacco stains on the walls left in the olden days). These cozy, dark wood–covered hangouts offer local beer, genever (a spirit that’s like gin), and bitterballen, a deep-fried, breaded ball snack with a meat filling. To satiate your sweet tooth, find a street vendor selling stroopwafels, a cross between a cookie and a waffle with a caramel-like filling inside. Also be on the lookout for living-room restaurants, where chefs open up their residences for a home-cooked meal — here, you’ll get a side of conversation with your croquettes.

4. Beautiful scenes abound.

Amsterdam-_Floating_Tulip_Shop

We’re all about the visual eye candy at Kimpton, and it doesn’t get much more aesthetically pleasing than Holland’s canals, gabled facades, and famous flowers — amazingly, the country produces 70 percent of the world’s commercial blooms. Springtime brings the iconic tulips, which are so beloved in this country that they created an economic bubble in the mid-1600s, when people would mortgage their houses to get their hands on some of those multicolored bulbs. Thankfully, you don’t have to work quite so hard to see them today. Take a one-hour trip from the city to the legendary Flower Strip — regular buses run to various parts of the region, or you could try a train/bike combo — where blossoms stretch as far as the eye can see. Depending on the season, you’ll have the opportunity to gaze upon everything from crocuses to carnations, daffodils to dahlias, amaryllis to asters.

 5. There are more bikes in the city than people.

With complimentary bikes at every hotel, Kimpton has shown its commitment to two-wheeled transportation. That gesture is right at home in Amsterdam, where the bike culture is deeply ingrained in the everyday lives of the locals. Four hundred kilometers of cycling paths, flat terrain, and an enviable infrastructure make it easy to see why 83 percent of Amsterdammers cycle at least once a week (the majority of those every day). And with our hotel conveniently close to a sprawling bike parking area by Amsterdam Central Station, you won’t have any reason not to join them.

So take some time in 2016 to practice your pedaling — after all, Amsterdam awaits.

Photo Credits: Rijksmuseum: Brownpau – Flickr Creative Commons; Tulips: Jimderda – Flickr Creative Commons; Bitterballen: Takeaway – Wikipedia Commons

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199 Comments

  1. Gregg Staples says:

    I’d sure like it if you went back to your San Francisco roots and tried to reclaim that city first. What a disappointment!

    • Kimpton says:

      Hi Gregg – we hear you loud and clear. San Francisco remains our home town with two great hotels: Buchanan and Sir Francis Drake. Thanks for sharing your feedback, it’s always important to us.

      • Chuck Holland says:

        I agree with Gregg.It’s sad to see that Kimpton has essentially left San Francisco.The Drake feels nothing like a Kimpton.It’s a huge convention hotel.

        • Andrew McLean says:

          Absolutely echo these sentiments. As a 5 year Inner Circle member I no longer stay at Kimpton hotels in SF. The two remaining choices leave a lot to be desired. The Drake is so noisy that it should be avoided unless you are hearing impaired and the Japan Town motel is just appalling. Its a real shame that a labor dispute caused this. I guess the “Kimpton values” of “inclusion” don’t extend to working people who want a living wage now that IC owns the brand.

          • kathleen says:

            I agree. last time i stayed In San Francisco, I opted for the Japan hotel and OH MY!!!!! AWFUL. AWFUL . AWFUL.
            Noisy , dirty halls and terrible service. Not what I have expected from Kimpton.

          • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

            Really sorry to hear that Kathleen. If you’d like to send us an email to share further, we’d like to pass that along to the hotel team. lifeissuite@kimptongroup.com

    • Hailey says:

      I too left San Francisco (for Amsterdam)… I don’t think what’s happening in San Francisco is any fault of Kimpton. The changes in the city have made it hard for any artist to survive. I’m excited they’re branching out (not just selfishly) to a place where they can continue to be the creative and trendy company we know them for!

      • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

        Thanks for having faith in us Hailey – Amsterdam just felt like a perfect fit and we’re excited to explore the possibilities.

  2. Robert Shepherd says:

    Great news! Kimpton in Europe… going global and staying authentic #KIMPTONLOVE
    And of course, there will be more to come, so watch this space!

  3. Mike says:

    This is great news. A Kimpton in Amsterdam — perfect together! Looking forward to 2017.

  4. Michele R. says:

    So excited!!!! Guess I’ll have to update my travel plans for 2017 to include Amsterdam.

    Kimpton + Amsterdam = My dream vacation!!!

  5. Whitney Steve says:

    Excellent!
    I am hoping to stay at every Kimpton. Amsterdam here I come.
    Good luck – maybe London can be next.

  6. Robert Medlock says:

    That’s great news! Amsterdam is a fantastic locale. I look forward to getting updates, and eventually booking a significant stay in that great city.

  7. Lisa Burke says:

    As a single, professional woman, the Kimpton chain is one where I feel safe, pampered and respected. Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities and usually tops the lists for solo women travelers. Thank you for bringing two of my favorites together! Can’t wait to see/experience it.

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Wow, thanks for sharing that with us Lisa. It’s a top priority to make sure all of our guests feel safe and welcome at our hotels. Amsterdam is no exception. Cheers!

  8. Adrian says:

    This is great news! Always wanted to have the Kimpton experience internationally. Will the Karma Rewards program apply to Amsterdam nights as well?

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Thanks Adrian! Right now, IHG Rewards Club and Karma continue to be separate programs but we’ll let you know once we bring the best of both worlds together.

  9. Louis says:

    I used to commute to Amsterdam many years ago. Where in Amsterdam will the new hotel be located? On a canal?

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Louis, the hotel will be close to those gorgeous canals. It’s in the City Centre which is a 3-minute walk from Amsterdam Central metro – even faster by bike!

  10. Honey B. says:

    We love the Kimptons we’ve stayed in. So far the Palomar and the Monaco in Chicago and the Monaco in Philadelphia. And love the rooftop bar in the Wilshire Los Angeles. Lookng forward to Amsterdam, 2017.

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Honey (love that first name by the way) – thanks for visiting us in Chicago, Philly and LA! Save a space for Amsterdam in your passport. 🙂

  11. Pat Morgan says:

    Wish you would have never left the Argonaut in San Francisco. What a sad turn of events…
    But, I’ll put Amsterdam on my 2017 plans…

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Our heart will always be in San Francisco and our HQ remains rooted here as well. Looking forward to seeing you in Amsterdam! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  12. Deborah Franklin says:

    I would like to be one of the first guests to experience Kimpton in Amsterdam so call me ahead of time so I can pack a bag! Can’t wait!

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      We’re penciling you in Deborah; we can’t wait either! What are you most excited to see (besides our hotel of course)?

  13. claire says:

    I’ve been waiting for a Kimpton in Europe for ages–and now you’ve picked one of my most frequently visited cities! Very excited. What’s next???

  14. Adam says:

    Great News.
    As I live and work in London, I will definitely make the trip over to stay there when it opens. Keep me updated.

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      That’s fantastic – London is just a hop, skip and a jump away. We’re excited to share more details over the next year! Thanks Adam.

  15. Stefan says:

    As an european fan I’m happy to hear and hope this is just the first step in the “old world”. Good luck, folks! 🙂

  16. THALASSA says:

    GREAT NEWS, CONGRATULATIONS! ` We will absolutely visit your hotel in our beautiful Amsterdam! Just love that city! 🙂

  17. Crystal says:

    Just as we were talking about a trip to Amsterdam for next year, this announcement comes out! #kimptonlove

  18. Graeme Forbes says:

    A Kimpton in Paris would be nice too. But somebody asked if the Karma Awards program would apply, and you replied “Right now, IHG Rewards Club and Karma continue to be separate programs”. What is “IHG Rewards”? If nights in Amsterdam don’t count towards my total, that takes some of the shine off.

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Graeme, as we lead up to our 2017 opening we’ll have so much more to share about the perks that come along with Kimpton’s first hotel in Europe. That’ll include how to earn those nights so thanks for hanging tight.

  19. Christine says:

    Exciting! Will Inner Circle members also receive the new hotel free night reward offer for this hotel?

  20. sheila vasek says:

    I just LOVE the Kimpton hotels now Europe wonderful news !!!

  21. Cheryl Andrews says:

    Here’s a toast to Kimpton diving into the European market! As a fan and frequent guest, I always hope for a Kimpton in my next city, whether business or leisure. Amsterdam is a great start–but as someone else said, how about London!

  22. Karen Nichols says:

    Congratulations! How soon may I reserve a 7 day stay during the flower blooming time of year

  23. Dr Mark Burdick says:

    Bring it on! As Amsterdam residence and loyal Kimptonians, we are happy to greet you with tulips in hand!

    Dr Mark Burdick

  24. Jenny Buettner says:

    We can’t wait to stay at your Kimpton in Amsterdam! ❤️

  25. Nancy Krant says:

    Great news!! Hope tandem bikes will be available as well :).

  26. Shelley Nowak says:

    We have enjoyed our stays so much in the Kimpton Hotel Solamar in San Diego. Last time we were there we encountered a problem, and the management staff went out of their way to ensure customer recovery! We live in Cleveland and look forward to seeing the new Kimpton Hotel coming to Cleveland soon. My husband and I plan to travel to the Netherlands in the next couple years and didn’t know how to begin to pick a hotel there. This just made our choice a whole lot easier because we truly trust the Kimpton name. When will information be available as far as exact opening date, reservations, etc.? Thank you Kimpton!

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Shelley – We’re so glad we were able to take care of you in San Diego and we’re thrilled to be heading to your hometown soon. We’ll be sharing more info on booking closer to 2017. Keep an eye out for those emails and thanks for bookmarking that Netherlands trip with us!

  27. Greg Vipond says:

    I recently stayed at the Canary in Santa Barbara. Beautiful room, hotel, bar & restaurant. The people were awesome!!! Hospitality reminded we of the two Kimpton Hotels in Seattle & the one in Potrland I’ve stayed at. Looking at NYC next.

  28. James says:

    Yes, I miss all the Kimptons in the City. I used to take customers to eat in their restaurants, then, I started to stay in the hotels on trips after I was transferred to DC. But I’ll probably book the hotel in Amsterdam someday. Great city! Hey, I keep asking about New Orleans…..

  29. Nigel Bishop says:

    Great news. A Kimpton close to the UK. Can’t wait to stay. Also very much looking forward to my stay later this year at The Onyx in Boston.

  30. Bob says:

    Please keep me posted on this I would love to get this booked as soon as possible.

  31. Karlee says:

    I stayed at a Kimpton for the first time a few weeks ago; The Vintage in Portland. What a wonderful experience! The accommodations were top notch, the staff and service were legendary, and the Portland vibe was well represented and preserved. It just so happens I will be in Amsterdam in the middle of July 2017…will definitely be staying at the Kimpton!

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      We’ll do our best to be up and running in time for your trip Karlee, fingers crossed! Thanks for sharing your experience at Hotel Vintage in Portland; we’ll pass that long. #KeepPortlandAndAmsterdamWeird right?

  32. Tom says:

    Solid choice!! Excited to use the Inner Circle introduction perk!! Looks like I’ll need to start planning!!!

    • John says:

      Tom, based on many of the replies Kimpton logged to prior comments, it sounds like Inner Circle new hotel free night benefits may not apply to the Amsterdam property. I’m guessing it won’t apply in Grand Cayman either. Reading the tea leaves, it sounds like the Karma and IHG programs will go through some form of recalibration ahead of the 2017 openings. Now that they’re bigger, I think some of the Inner Circle love will need to change so that IHG can hit their financial projections. Let’s cross our fingers, though.

  33. Sharon says:

    When will I be able to,get information about opening, room rates, etc. Sounds wonderful. Definitely planning Amsterdam with daughter for 2017. Can’t wait.

  34. Beth Dumas says:

    Any special “insider” deals?

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      We like where your head’s at Beth but it’s too soon to say. If you’re signed up for our Karma emails, you’ll be one of the first to know!

  35. Brij Garg says:

    Happy & excited to know about opening of your property in amesterdam. Will certainly would like to stay there in the opening week itself. Kindly keep me posted of the exact date with a spl opening offer for me. Thanks

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      We’re in the same boat Brij and we certainly will. When the booking window opens up, you’ll be the first to know if you’re signed up for Karma newsletters and follow us on social! Thanks for the warm welcome.

  36. Edward L. Istel says:

    Very excited to hear the news! Can’t wait!

  37. Betsy phelan says:

    Sounds wonderful. Put me on mailing list for info as it develops

  38. John R says:

    Happy to see this! I have been a bit nervous with the IHG takeover but this alleviates many of those concerns glad to see the expansion with two international locations: Amsterdam and the Grand Cayman! Way to go Kimpton! Hoping Karma will also remain the same with Journey and 7 stay = reward night…

  39. Alison D says:

    Where the new hotel be located in Amsterdam? 🙂

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Alison, it’s in City Centre which is a fantastic location. It’s also a breezy 3-minute walk from Amsterdam Centraal metro!

  40. Danna Berg says:

    I love staying at Kimpton Hotels. Can’t wait to try you out in Amsterdam! Looking forward to the warm hospitality and ambiance.

  41. Barbi says:

    Amsterdam is my favorite place in the world. So happy klimpton is coming

  42. Derek Haukenfreres says:

    Amsterdam! Beer! Kimpton! It’s a win-Win-WIN!!! combination. 🙂 Cheers

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      We’ll definitely cheers to that Derek! Thanks a ton and once we welcome you as a guest, it’s a win-win-win-win. 🙂

  43. Mark Errico says:

    Great
    Love 70 park
    But ill venture out to this one

  44. Christine Arzt says:

    So excited ! As an expat living in Europe I can’t wait to have Kimpton on this side of the lake !

  45. Desiree Diets says:

    Being located in Amsterdam for Kimpton Hotels since almost 2 years now we are MORE THEN THRILLED to have the first European Kimpton property in Amsterdam.

    Desiree Diets – Account Director Benelux, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

  46. Stu Mills says:

    Love Amsterdam – good move, guys! I always stay in the Centrum – on the Herengracht. Where is the new hotel going to be??

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Stu – the hotel is in City Centre, super close to the tram station. The exact address is: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 5, 1012 RC. Hope to see you there soon and thank you!

  47. Tim says:

    I go there every year and have for 20+. Never stayed at Intercon though because I like a balcony room and they don’t have any.

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      We love balcony rooms too Tim but hopefully there’s something for you at our Amsterdam spot – stay tuned for more info!

  48. Leah says:

    How exciting! Congratulations!

  49. Jean says:

    I am looking forward to Amsterdam!

    I very much miss the San Francisco properties but enjoyed the Sir Francis Drake as well. The property is noisy but charming, beautiful, with tons of character. The restaurant and room service were both quite good. Most importantly, the staff is excellent especially Elgin and Chelsea at the front desk!

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Jean. Thanks for the lovely feedback for Elgin and Chelsea! We’ll pass along the kudos. Can’t wait to see you in Amsterdam real soon – it’ll also have plenty of character, it’s what we do best.

  50. Claire Chapoulet says:

    Soooo excited Kimpton is coming to Europe!

  51. Mary Lou Cummings says:

    Looks and sounds great! Amsterdam, always have wanted to go. How about a long weekend give-away, and I’ll write a review for Kimpton lovers, and for every future Kimpton stay I’m fortunate enough to have!

  52. Hattie Dorsey says:

    Please let me know the opening dates

  53. CJ says:

    I also had bad experiences during my SF Sir Francis Drake stay. Have had wonderful stays at other Kimptons in various cities. Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities in the world! Definitely look forward to staying with you in AMS.

  54. Susan Waller-Mummert says:

    Hello,
    I will be in Amsterdam April 23 – 27, 2017. Will your hotel be open? If yes, the approximate cost for 2 people with 2 beds. I love your San Francisco Hotel.
    Thank you,
    Susan

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Susan,
      We’re excited that you’d like to stay with us in Amsterdam! The exact date hasn’t been set yet – but please keep an eye on our newsletter for more details.
      We look forward to seeing you in Europe!

  55. Maria says:

    Hi, When the Amsterdam hotel will open? The site said early 2017. What that means? You know which month?
    Thanks!,

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Maria,
      We’d love to see you in Amsterdam! We don’t have an exact opening date yet – but feel free to subscribe to our newsletter, and please keep checking our blog. We’ll keep everyone updated as we get closer!

  56. Kathy S says:

    Am heading to Amsterdam this year- guess I will have to make a return trip in 2017! Agree with other posters- Drake is my least favorite property. Lobby is beautiful but rooms are small and you can hear guests in hallway. Wish they could all be as cool as Morrison House.

  57. Sabrina Madsen says:

    When can we book? We live in The Hague and would love a couples weekend. Excited to try!

  58. chris and julie wingrove says:

    Hello,
    Please keep us updated (and informed) on the up•coming of KIMPTON AMSTRDM..
    We have always wanted to visit this BEAUTIFUL country, rich
    w/ antiqued cultures and vibrant personality. Julie, my wife, had came across this while looking at the Kimpton Hotel WebSite. We are VERY EXCITED a.n.d it WILL BE an HONOR a.n.d PRIVILEGE to visit. And we can N. O. T wait til 20…17, when the KIMPTON doors swing open!
    Thank You,
    Chris & Julie Wingrove

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Chris & Julie,
      The feeling is 100% mutual. We’re counting down and we can’t wait to see you there!

  59. Stephen Lowy says:

    We will be in Amsterdam in early October 2016. Will u be open and taking booking by then?

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Stephen,
      The Amsterdam hotel isn’t slated to open until early 2017 – but we’d love to see you on your next trip to The Netherlands!

  60. Andrew Ferraro says:

    I could not be more thrilled that Kimpton will be opening in Amsterdam. I very much appreciate what the company supports and love the fact that it is boutique. I am interested in a leadership position in housekeeping. Would you be able to point me in the right direction so I can send my resume? Thank you!

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Andrew,
      Thanks for your interest in joining the Kimpton family! We keep up-to-date position availability on our Careers page. Please get in touch!

  61. Tom says:

    OMG! So anxious. I’m going to AMS during 2016… when would it be open?

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Tom, we’re slated to open our doors in Amsterdam in early 2017. Please come by and see us on a future trip – we’d love to have you!

  62. Tyrone Moss says:

    WHEN CAN I BOOK FOR AMSTERDAMN??? Its my vacation spot for next year July and I’m excited that Kimpton is going to be there!!

    I am sorry to read the post about SF as its on my stop this year for vacation in July, I’ve booked at the Sir Drake and praying it not going to be what I’m seeing in these comments. As a faithful Kimpton member staying at your locations in Miami, New York, California, Palm Beach and Washington I must say ….. Your Brand Rocks!!!

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Tyrone, We’d love to see you in Amsterdam! We’re opening early 2017 so stay tuned for reservation availability on our website. We hope everything was perfect when you stayed in SF with us – and we can’t wait to see you again soon!

  63. Rebecca says:

    Amsterdam is waiting for you! A real dutchie here who is wondering if there is any possibility to apply for jobs already.

  64. AnneMarie Dorso says:

    Looking to go to Amsterdam in 2017. Love the Kimptons, especially the Brice in Savannah. When will the hotel in Amsterdam be open for guests.

  65. Donald Walker says:

    Are you projecting an opening date yet for Amsterdam? It would be great to spend my March 2017 birthday in Amsterdam.

  66. Haley says:

    I’ll be in Amsterdam at the end of December 2016 to spend New Years Eve there. I really wish this hotel would be completed in time for that stay, but it’s a good reason to go back for another trip!

  67. Kristyne Evanoski says:

    Absolutely a dream vacation stay! Wish my family could go!

  68. John Bliley says:

    We are heading to Amsterdam in May of 2017. Is there any way we can get rates and availability now?

  69. Mari says:

    Super excited for Kimpton to open in one of my favorite cities! Do you have any updates regarding recruitment for the Amsterdam location? Looking forward to 2017!

  70. Cris :) says:

    I’m excited about the Amsterdam Kimpton!! We’re booking a trip, just because we’re loyal IHG Members and excited to experience the Kimpton experience in Europe!! We’re booking!!

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Thanks so much for the kind words, Cris! We can’t wait to show you what the Kimpton experience is like in Europe. See you in Amsterdam!

  71. Cris :) says:

    Just heard that Kimpton might not accept points through our other IHG hotel stays?? I hope this isn’t so……Initially, the IHG hotels that we stayed at, including Intercontinental, Crown Plaza, etc. told us that our points will be transferred to Kimpton. Please let us know!!

  72. Tonia Steciuk says:

    Hi,

    When is the hotel opening? Will there be meeting space for corporate events? I am looking for a venue right now for an Amsterdam event in early 2017. We are hosting another event with you later this year in Seattle.

    Thanks!
    Tonia

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Tonia, thanks for checking! We don’t yet have an opening date for the Amsterdam hotel, but this page will be updated when we do. And we’d love to see you there!

  73. Dalton says:

    I have worked behind the bar for Kimpton in AZ and Portland,OR for three years. This past year I moved back to my home town in Florida to help open a bar with the team of Norman Von Aken, a James Beard award winning chef. I would love to join Kimpton again and would gladly relocate across the globe to do so in Amsterdam. I have great references within the company. Are there any open positions for this job on the career site?

    Cheers,
    Dalton

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Thanks so much for your interest in re-joining the Kimpton family, Dalton! Please keep an eye on our Careers page for open positions in Amsterdam.

  74. Diana Savu says:

    Hy,

    is there a possibility to get an email with info about the opening date? My birthday is in February and YES, I WOULD LOVE TO SPEND MY BIRTHDAY in Kimpton Amsterdam, next year.

  75. Alex says:

    My first kimpton experience was in SFO.. I’ve been family ever since!

  76. Ann Marie van den Hurk says:

    I’m interested in knowing if the opening is set yes. And if so when is it and what is the price point for the hotel? Breakfast include?

    So many questions.

    Cheers,

    Ann Marie
    Karma Rewards Member

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Ann Marie, we’re delighted you’re excited! Our Amsterdam hotel will open in early 2017, and this page will have the exact opening date, as well as room rates and dining options. We can’t wait to see you there!

  77. Carol says:

    I am planning to book this property for August 2017. Hope you’ll be ready then. How can I stay in touch with the renovation status?

  78. Lotte Doeleman says:

    Can’t to wait to see what the hotel will be like once it’s rebranded to Kimpton, one of the most intriguing brands in IHG’s portfolio!

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Thank you Lotte! We’re completely thrilled to be opening our doors in Amsterdam, and we hope to see you there.

  79. LINDA GRIFFIN says:

    We will be heading to Amsterdam mid July 2017. When will hotel be open. We would love to stay with you. We stayed at Kimpton in DC a few years ago and loved the lotel.

  80. david gall says:

    will you be open by march 20,2017

  81. Sheryl Carity says:

    We have stayed at many Kimpton hotels and would love to be one of the first in Amsterdam. Please keep us updated.

  82. John says:

    won’t be open in time for my late October 2016 trip?

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi John, we’re aiming for an opening date of early 2017, so we’re sorry we’ll miss your late October trip. But hopefully next time – we’d love to have you!

  83. David Gall says:

    When are you going to open.im trying to plan my vacation now with my customary stop in Amsterdam.out of 7 visits I have stayed at the crowne plaza city centre and I won’t stay anywhere else.i understand Lipton now owns the property and I don’t want to cancel my trip because your hotel is not renovated yet.will you be ready for my arrival on March 20th 2017 and how much is your cheapest room till March 24th

  84. Lisa Holland says:

    Can you tell us when you will be accepting reservations/opening?

  85. Marci Edelstein says:

    Are you no longer in New Orleans?? Prior to my retirement, I hosted a group (pre Hurricane Katrina) of Travel Agents on a Fam Trip (which generated a large retail group) in your beautiful property that was historically a Masonic Temple. I do not see that city on your list. I hope it wasn’t ‘washed away’. I have since recommended Kimpton ‘style’ to many people since.

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Marci, thanks so much for sharing that lovely story! We currently don’t have a hotel in New Orleans – but we are frequently adding destinations to the portfolio, including in the South, so please stay tuned!

  86. Sarah says:

    Our stay at the Lorien Hotel and Spa in Alexandria, VA. was a grand 10 day adventure in 2015. Then we moved to Europe. I am looking for an update on the opening date of this new hotel? Any ideas? My husband asked me where I want to go for my birthday. And I would love to say, “Amsterdam’s new Kimpton Hotel is my pick”. <3

  87. Ivo weyel says:

    Where in amsterdam Will the hotel be located?

  88. Marcy Blick says:

    I am going to Amsterdam June/2017. It seems you may well be ready to go by then. I am an avid fan of Kimpton.
    I live at the Epic Residences so am well familiar with your products. I spend a lot of time at the Eventi in NYC.
    Is there a date yet that you expect to start taking reservations? I will be there for the first week in June along with my two pups who already know Amsterdam well. Your hotels as well….

    Please keep me posted …

  89. Ric says:

    When are you announcing the location of the Amsterdam Hotel? We are planning a visit for May 2017 and would like to book as soon as we can.

  90. Lucy says:

    Do you have a PESTLE analysis on why you feel like Amsterdam as the first European move would be successful?

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Lucy, many factors contributed to Kimpton choosing Amsterdam as the first European location – and we couldn’t be more excited!

  91. Terry Behm says:

    I always stayed at the Crowne Plaza by Central Station in Amsterdam, last time I was there they said it was going to be changed over to a Kimpton Hotel in 2017. I always enjoyed my stay at the Crowne Plaza. I will give one a try in 2017 when I go to Amsterdam.

  92. Shoaib says:

    We are planning a trip to Amsterdam in mid April. Do you know if the hotel will be operational by then?

  93. Debbie Langehennig says:

    We are planning a trip to Amsterdam in May and definitely would love to stay at the Kimpton. When do you anticipate opening?

  94. Adriaan Hol says:

    Excellent choice. Amsterdam will feel as homy as San Fran.
    Adriaan

  95. Chuck Dickey says:

    When is the Amsterdam hotel opening?

  96. Kerry beeden says:

    I fell in love with the Kimpton brand around 7 years ago and have now stayed in San Francisco, Washington DC, Miami, Philly, Chicago and Seattle on my US holidays. Thrilled you’re coming to Europe. I want to book for the first weekend in November 2017 for my birthday. ..when will booking open? Good luck with the opening, everyone. K

  97. Sam says:

    I stayed at this hotel when it was the Crowne Plaza and I loved it! I am excited to see the hotel undergo a transformation to a Kimpton Hotel- which I have never heard of. I hope the hotel reopens by July so I can stay there. I just wish that my IHG loyalty would count. I am a Platinum Elite of over a decade and hate having to start new loyalty with a brand. Please consider a crossover of Karma and IHG loyalties. After all…with the Acquisition-Kimptom will be recieving access to new clientele and vice versa.

  98. Liz says:

    Do you have an approximate opening date? Or even month? It just says “early 2017”

  99. Gail Godwin says:

    Hello!! We are Kimpton members and are aooo looking forward to our quick trip in Amsterdam. We are hoping it will be open in April? We called a few weeks ago and said to check in periodically ❣

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      And we’re so excited to host you at the Kimpton De Witt Hotel, Gail! While we’re close to opening, we don’t have a date yet. Please keep an eye on the website for just a little while longer.

  100. Charlotte S Brigham says:

    When is the Amsterdam hotel opening? Can I book for March 2017? CB

  101. Charlotte S Brigham says:

    Please let me know when the Kimpton Amsterdam is opening. I am visiting March 2017 and would love to stay there. Charlotte Brigham

  102. Kenneth Kane says:

    I’m looking forward to staying at Kimpton Hotels on my international business travels. I’m so excited to see that the Kimpton Hotels will be opening in two of my favorite cities (Amsterdam and Paris) and look forward to trying each of these properties when they open. Keep us posted!

  103. Janice Strickland says:

    We would love to know if the Kimpton Amsterdam will be open when we are meeting our son in Amsterdam this summer June 1 through 4th. When will we know and can book?

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Janice, Thanks so much for checking about the Kimpton De Witt Hotel’s opening date. While we don’t have the exact opening date yet, please visit their website for email information to inquire about reservations. We hope to see you there!

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  105. Naima says:

    We are so excited to experience kimpton in Europe! Any details on the inner circle new hotel night for the Amsterdam property?