Kimpton Vividora Hotel will be the first hotel in Spain for IHG’s boutique luxury brand, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. Located in the famous Gothic Quarter, with 156 beautifully appointed guest rooms and three distinct restaurants and bars, Kimpton Vividora Hotel is poised to be the most exciting hotel opening in Barcelona in 2020.
Kimpton Vividora Hotel will be in the heart of Barcelona’s cultural and historical epicentre; the Gothic Quarter. This prime location is within walking distance to Las Ramblas, Barceloneta beach, La Boqueria, Plaça Catalunya, incredible shopping and the city’s legendary culinary scene. The pedestrian-friendly nature of the neighbourhood invites guests to explore an array of activities within a stone’s throw of the hotel.
Kimpton Vividora Hotel’s design is inspired by the textures, colours and historic details of the city. Kimpton’s Creative Director and Global SVP of Design, Ave Bradley, collaborated with local design agency El Equipo Creativo to infuse all spaces with an authentic Barcelona feel, contemporary details and local artwork.
Perched one floor above the lively streets, Fauna restaurant will welcome guests into a warm space reminiscent of an elegant Barcelonian home. Chef Ferran López’s menu is rooted in Mediterranean flavours and family recipes with a creative, Kimpton twist.
On the hotel’s ground floor, floor to ceiling windows offer a look at Cafè Got which will offer locally-roasted artisan coffee and light bites by day, and natural wines, artisanal vermouth and cocktails by night.
The rooftop bar, Terraza de Vivi, will feature a beautiful pool with sun loungers, elegant lighting, pergolas and lush greenery. The rooftop bar offers clever cocktails paired with creative small plates and expansive views of the city centre.
Mike Robinson, a native of Washington, D.C. has been appointed General Manager of the first Kimpton property in Spain. Mike will oversee the opening of the 156-room hotel, including three restaurant and bar outlets.
“We are very excited to bring Kimpton to Spain for the first time. From the thriving diversity and inclusiveness, to the passion for gastronomy and the arts, we couldn’t think of a more fitting first city than Barcelona. We are honoured to be the Gothic Quarter’s new neighbour and member of the community, as well as soon becoming Barcelona’s best loved hotel.” said Mike Robinson, General Manager, Kimpton Vividora Hotel.
Robinson has over 15 years of experience in the luxury boutique hospitality industry, and 13 years of experience with Kimpton Hotels, at eight properties across two different continents and three countries.
In the U.S., he ran the flagship 335-room Kimpton Palomar in Washington D.C. and has been instrumental in the openings of several Kimpton hotels in the Americas. Most recently, Mike was the General Manager for Kimpton’s milestone first opening in Europe, Kimpton De Witt in Amsterdam.