Kimpton Sicily — Photo by IHG
From left to right: Hylko Versteeg, IHG Hotels & Resorts; Eric Viale, IHG Hotels & Resorts; Philippe Berman, Società Turistica Alberghiera Taorminese; Raffaele Ranucci, Società Turistica Alberghiera Taorminese; Fabrizio Piolanti, IHG Hotels & Resorts. — Photo by IHG

IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world's leading hotel companies, has today announced the signing of its first Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants property in Italy. Joining IHG's fast-growing luxury & lifestyle portfolio, now the second largest in the world, the Kimpton property in Sicily will open in the second half of 2025 and represents a management agreement with partner Società Turistica Alberghiera Taorminese.

The Kimpton signing in Sicily follows six luxury and lifestyle openings and signings by IHG in 2023, demonstrating IHG's investment and focus on this key market. This included the first urban expression of Six Senses opened in Rome, together with InterContinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace and Hotel Indigo Florence. Two further Hotel Indigo properties are due to open in Turin and Trieste over the coming years, as well as IHG's first Vignette Collection property, Hotel Alexandra, in Rome in 2025.

Nestled in the hill-top town of Taormina on the island's east coast, the hotel will harness its heritage whilst embracing Kimpton's ethos for superlative style, addictive irreverence and design led experiences that are ridiculously personal. The 59-boutique bedroom hotel is expected to feature destination dining that will appeal to hotel guests and locals alike. The breakfast room and bar terrace will also offer panoramic views, spanning from Calabria to the Bay of Isolabella.

Kimpton definition of wellness extends beyond the obvious to permeate the guest experience, from the community-building effects of Evening Social Hour to the healthy options available in the minibar. Continuing this ethos, the Kimpton in Sicily will feature an outdoor Mediterranean garden, 20-metre swimming pool, and a tennis court.

Founded in 1981 by visionary hotelier, Bill Kimpton, Kimpton was a pioneer of the boutique hotel and restaurant philosophy now considered commonplace in hospitality. IHG acquired the Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants brand in 2018 and has since spearheaded its expansion into Europe and beyond. The Kimpton property in Sicily joins Kimpton's worldwide portfolio of properties including Kimpton Vividora Barcelona, Kimpton St Honoré Paris, and Kimpton Fitzroy London.

Each Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant is designed to open the door to heartfelt human connections through unexpected, ridiculously personal touches that create a meaningful and unscripted guest experience. Merging a culture of heartfelt hospitality and unique, design-forward hotels for all, every Kimpton property is designed from scratch to create genuine experiences where locals and visitors seamlessly mingle. The Kimpton in Sicily is to be no exception and will introduce the brand ethos to Italy.

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, part of Kimpton's global portfolio of 78 hotels across 12 countries, representing 13,721-bedrooms. In the coming years a further 54 hotels will join the Kimpton brand, seeing it surpass it's 100 hotels milestone and reach 20 countries by 2025.

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Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, Inc.
Kimpton Sicily
Sicily, Italy