IHG to debut Kimpton in Italy


IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of its first Kimpton hotel in Italy. 

Joining the group’s fast-growing Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio, the property will open in Sicily in the second half of 2025, following a management agreement with Società Turistica Alberghiera Taorminese. 

Nestled in the hilltop town of Taormina on the island’s east coast, the 59-key hotel will harness its heritage whilst embracing Kimpton’s ethos. It will feature destination dining venues, with a breakfast room and bar terrace offering panoramic views bay views, while wellness amenities will include an outdoor Mediterranean garden, 20m swimming pool and a tennis court. 

“Italy has long been known for its reputation of luxury travel, breathtaking coastal locations and vibrant communities – and our growth strategy in the country has been designed to complement this,” says Willemijn Geels, VP Development, Europe at IHG Hotels & Resorts. “Following a surge of activity in 2023, which saw us more than double our luxury and lifestyle offerings in this market, we’re now excited to be partnering with Società Turistica Alberghiera Taorminese to further expand our presence in Italy with this boutique lifestyle property on the picturesque island of Sicily.  

“This expansion underscores the demand, and trust, from our owners to embed IHG’s luxury and lifestyle portfolio in one of Europe’s most coveted leisure destinations. We look forward to delivering exceptional experiences to our guests and helping them create unforgettable memories once we open our doors in the second half of 2025.”  

Raffaele Ranucci, owner of Società Turistica Alberghiera Taorminese, adds: “We are delighted to be partnering with IHG Hotels & Resorts to bring the first Kimpton branded hotel to Italy, in Sicily. This new and exciting chapter means we will welcome visitors to this one-of-a-kind destination once we open our doors in 2025, and provide guests with the unparalleled service, amenities, and experiences the Kimpton brand is known for.” 

The Kimpton in Sicily will be IHG Hotels & Resorts’ 30th hotel in Italy and joins a portfolio of eight Kimpton hotels across the UK and continental Europe.

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