IHG’s Hotel Indigo Expands To Dubai, Japan, Australia and More
October 26, 2020 Admin
IHG Hotels & Resorts’ upper upscale brand, Hotel Indigo, continues its growth momentum with new destinations across the globe.
The company this year welcomes 14 Hotel Indigo properties to its portfolio; each one a reflection of its neighbourhood, making each hotel and guest experience truly unique. Inspired by the colours, textures, history, buildings and people that make up each neighbourhood, Hotel Indigo embodies these elements to immerse each guest into the destination and inspire their curiosity from check-in, to their in-room stay, to dining and beyond.
As part of Hotel Indigo’s brand ethos, the art and design play an important place in every property opened and opening. Each hotel has partnered with local creatives to immerse our guests in colourful local stories that expand the mind and connect them to the soul of the neighbourhood.
Collectively, they encompass many different art styles from photography, handcraft, murals, shadow art, collage, oil on canvas, watercolour, mosaic, acrylic, calligraphy, fabric art, metal and digital art.
Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown – Opened October 2020
An art & design-lover’s paradise, the first property in the Arabian Gulf opened its doors in October 2020 along the banks of the Dubai Creek, minutes away from Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall.
Historically, the city of Dubai has grown in tandem with the development and extension of the Dubai Creek into new areas of the city, such as Dubai Design District, Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, and Downtown.
Striking works of art are showcased in many areas of the hotel, including the four food and beverage outlets on varying floors.
Each floor of the property is dedicated to one artist, giving the guests an opportunity to enjoy the art on the way to their rooms.
Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora, Japan, opened January 2020
Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora, the first Hotel Indigo in Japan, offers a modern twist on the onsen ritual with traditional wood finishes reminiscent of the Meiji-period bathhouses, contrasted with a dramatic digital art wall installation. The installation represents Hakone’s four seasons with rotating expressions of warmth, new life and the location’s natural landscape through colourful digital lighting.
The hotel features 98 rooms and suites, with each room offering its own natural hot spring bath in-room or open-air bath on the balcony. Quirky motifs can be found throughout the photography, including a courier man dressed in traditional costume holding a ‘selfie stick’; a classic bus painted with the Yosegi-zaiku pattern; soccer players; and a UFO or drone mid-flight.
Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets – opening January 2021
Hotel Indigo will make its Australian debut with the opening of Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets in January 2021. Located on Market Street – a vibrant culinary hub in the heart of the city and seconds from the iconic Adelaide Central Markets – the 145-room hotel brings the best of the outdoors, indoors.
Colourful wall art pays homage to the culture of neighbourhood festival posters, while tessellated tile patterns of Adelaide with copper fixtures are a nod to South Australia’s copper mining history.
The restaurants and bars tap into the best of Adelaide Market’s wonderful produce for seasonal appeal. Market & Meander is a modern Australian restaurant and bar, touting multicultural influences from Grote and Gouger Street, while on the rooftop, guests will experience the spectacular raw food bar, Merrymaker.
This year the brand opened: Hotel Indigo Detroit-Downtown (Michigan), Hotel Indigo Tallahassee-College Town (Florida), Hotel Indigo Rochester-Downtown, Minnesota, Hotel Indigo Spokane (Washington), Hotel Indigo Larnaca (Cyprus), Hotel Indigo Verona (Italy) Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora (Japan), Hotel Indigo Bath (UK), Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown (UAE)
Coming soon: Hotel Indigo Chattanooga-Downtown (Tennessee), Hotel Indigo Columbus at Riverfront Place (Georgia), Hotel Indigo Vancouver-Downtown (Washington), Hotel Indigo Cleveland Gateway (Ohio), Hotel Indigo Miami- Brickell (Florida)