IHG sends six Indigos into southern Europe

Pictured: Hotel Indigo Bordeaux guestroom.
IHG Hotels & Resorts is accelerating the growth of its luxury and lifestyle brand estate in southern Europe by adding six Hotel Indigo properties to its portfolio.

It’s the latest milestone in the rapid growth of the Hotel Indigo line, which has 145 open hotels and a 128-strong pipeline globally.

Capturing local spirit

The upcoming sites will be situated in Bordeaux, France; Trieste, Florence and Turin, Italy; Jerez, Spain; and Faro, Portugal.

The six additions mean that IHG continues to expand its footprint across its southern European markets, with the Hotel Indigo properties capturing the spirit of local neighbourhoods everywhere.

French fayre

First up for the southern European additions is the imminently-opening Hotel Indigo Bordeaux in France, which will encompass 100 guestrooms, four meeting rooms and a rooftop restaurant.

Situated in the bohemian district of Le Quartier des Chartrons, the hotel is located just a few steps from the tramway, with direct access to the main train station and the Cité du Vin wine and trade museum.

Italian trio

The initial Italian property will be Hotel Indigo Florence, planned to open around the turn of the year. The 160-key hotel is located close to key attractions in historic Florence, including the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria. Signed in partnership with Grape Hospitality, the site will boast two destination restaurants, an additional bar in the interior courtyard and gym, as well as underground parking.

Scheduled to come online around the same time is the second of the Italian trio, Hotel Indigo Turin. This 50-room hotel, developed in partnership with long-term collaborators Gruppo CHC, will be located in the historic heart of Turin and suited to both leisure guests and business travellers.

Completing the triple, Hotel Indigo Trieste – Palazzo Kalister is another Gruppo CHC partnership signing. This conversion project will transform the historic town’s 19th century palace into a 107-room hotel, ready to welcome guests in 2025. It’s situated near to the Italian/Slovenian border in an area thriving from cruise ship tourism to its local port and the opening of a major convention centre in 2020.

Iberian pair

Two hotels are heading to the Iberian peninsula, starting with Hotel Indigo Jerez in Spain in early 2025. Signed as a conversion project in partnership with Meravo Management AS, this 78-room hotel in the city centre will comprise two historic Andalusian buildings.

That will be followed by Hotel Indigo Faro in Portugal in mid-2025. Signed in partnership with Mercan Properties, this 127-room hotel will boast a rooftop swimming pool. The property will embrace the sights and sounds of its neighbourhood, immersing visitors into the story of its city, the capital of the Algarve region.

Doubling portfolio

Eric Viale, IHG’s MD – southern Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States and Georgia, said: “At IHG we are growing our business rapidly across southern Europe, and are delighted that these six outstanding Hotel Indigo properties will add to our footprint in Iberia, France and Italy – key markets for us, where we partner with some outstanding owners.

“Our Hotel Indigo brand is a huge success story for IHG in Europe and around the world, and we’re continuing to expand its portfolio with wonderful properties that provide guests with memorable stays entrenched in the stories of their neighbourhoods. Hotel Indigo is set to double its portfolio over the next three to five years and continue its strong growth as one of the largest lifestyle brands in this fast-growing segment, and its ongoing expansion in Europe will play a major part in this.”

Sustainable focus

The Hotel Indigo brand has a strong focus on sustainability which is embedded in both the design and operation of its properties, including through the use of bulk amenities, the absence of single use plastics, and the utilisation of energy efficient equipment and materials. These commitments fall within IHG’s Journey to Tomorrow 10-year responsible business plan, which is aligned to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

Having grown rapidly since launching in 2004, Hotel Indigo now has properties in some of the world’s best destinations. Other upcoming European openings include UK pair Hotel Indigo The Island Quarter in Nottingham and Hotel Indigo Gloucester, and Hotel Indigo Satu Mare in Romania.