Hotel Indigo, the boutique hotel brand from InterContinental Hotels Group, is continuing its global expansion in 2020 with the opening of 14 new properties in the US, Japan, Italy, Cyprus, UK, and the latest addition in Dubai.
This year the brand opened four US properties; Hotel Indigo Detroit-Downtown, Hotel Indigo Tallahassee-College Town, Hotel Indigo Rochester-Downtown, Minnesota and Hotel Indigo Spokane. Globally additions to the portfolio this year included Larnaca, Cyprus, Verona, Italy, Hakone, Japan, and Bath in the UK.
“Each one is a reflection of its neighborhood, making each hotel and guest experience truly unique,” the hotel group said in a statement.
Its latest addition, Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown, marks the brand’s first property in the Arabian Gulf. Located along the banks of the Dubai Creek, minutes away from Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall, the property offers 269 rooms, and “showcases the vibrancy of traditional culture with a contemporary twist,” according to IHG.
Works of art are showcased in many areas of the hotel, including the four food and beverage outlets on varying floors. In addition, each floor is dedicated to one artist, giving the guests an opportunity to enjoy the art on the way to their rooms.
The hotel features over 200 curated pieces of art with the aim of forming a collection that plays a role in telling the hotel’s neighborhood story. The hotel has partnered with local creatives through associations with the Alserkal Cultural Foundation, Tashkeel and XVA gallery to exhibit artworks from not only local artists, but also from Dubai-based expatriates who have drawn inspiration from the city, the Emirati culture and the heritage of local vernacular.
Next year, IHG will debut the boutique brand in Australia with the opening of Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets in January 2021. The 145-room hotel will be located on Market Street – a culinary hub in the heart of the city and seconds from the iconic Adelaide Central Markets.
IHG says colorful wall art pays homage to the culture of neighborhood 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,” reads a statement from IHG.