Jacque Riley appointed brand director for Kimpton in Europe

Posted in News on 2 September, 2016

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has appointed Jacque Riley as brand director, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Europe.

The newly created role will report directly to Tom Rowntree, VP brand management, luxury & boutique brands, Europe.

IHG acquired Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in 2015 and recently announced the signing of Kimpton Paris as the second Kimpton within Europe. The signing of Kimpton Amsterdam was announced in January 2016.

Riley joins IHG Europe from the Kimpton team in the US, where she was director of communications for East USA, based in Washington DC. She joined Kimpton three years ago as director of restaurants PR, Washington DC and Virginia, and is the first Kimpton employee to make the move to a role within the IHG team.

Rowntree said: “Following IHG’s recent launch announcement of Kimpton hotels in Amsterdam and Paris, Jacque’s appointment is key to delivering the launch of the brand across the region and supporting our wider business strategy. Our focus is to maintain all that makes the Kimpton brand special and loved, while bringing the brand to life in new markets, languages and cultures; Jacque, with her depth of experience, is the perfect person to help deliver this.”

Riley said: “I am incredibly passionate about the Kimpton brand and am excited to join the Europe team at a pivotal time as we prepare to introduce Kimpton to our guests. I can’t wait to share our approach to heartfelt hospitality with the continent that first inspired Bill Kimpton more than 35 years ago.”


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