Kimpton on its way to UK

InterContinental Hotels Group will be adding 13 high-end hotels to its UK portfolio after the sale of Principal and DeVere hotels from Starwood Capital Group to Foncière des Régions. The $1.1 billion deal is expected to close in June 2018.

Foncière des Régions plans to rebrand these hotels with IHG.

  1. The Principal London
  2. The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
  3. The Principal Edinburgh George Street
  4. The Principal Met Hotel (Leeds)
  5. The Principal York
  6. De Vere Oxford Thames
  7. The Grand Birmingham (pipeline)
  8. The Principal Manchester
  9. The Principal Blythswood Square (Glasgow)
  10. The Principal Grand Central (Glasgow)
  11. The Principal St David’s (Cardiff)
  12. The Principal Oxford Spires
  13. De Vere Wotton House (Guildford)

IHG CEO Keith Barr indicated plans to rebrand at least three of these hotels in London, Edinburgh and Manchester as Kimpton Hotels.

The Principal London, a 334-room hotel on Russell Square in Bloomsbury opened last month.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined in 2008.

More articles by Ric Garrido »


  1. So it looks like the old Hotel Russell will be a Kimpton? At least one of the Edinburgh properties will be an IC. I’d have guessed that possibly the Birmingham and Manchester properties would also have been ICs.

Comments are closed.