InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), a hotel company, has announced its plans to bring two of its popular brands to Nottingham (UK) after signing an agreement with Conygar, the company behind The Island Quarter development.
IHG will launch its upscale boutique hotel brand Hotel Indigo, as well as its extended stay offering, Staybridge Suites to the city as part of the Island Quarter development scheme that will transform the Nottingham gateway area. Inspired by ‘the neighbourhood story’ of the city, Hotel Indigo will be a 17-storey hotel comprising 223-bedrooms and suites – 155 located within Hotel Indigo and a further 68 for multi-night business and leisure travellers in the Staybridge Suites. The Staybridge Suites will include a range of amenities such as a full kitchen and dedicated shared outdoor space exclusively for Staybridge Suites guests. It will also feature a 24-hour fitness room, storage lockers for guests wishing to store items between stays and a communal ‘outdoor living room’ complete with firepit, grilling areas and covered seating.
Karan Khanna, managing director, UK & Ireland at IHG commented: ‘We are delighted to be partnering with Conygar to bring the leading global brands of Hotel Indigo and Staybridge Suites to Nottingham as an important part of the regeneration of the Island Quarter. These new properties will add to IHG’s presence in the City, sitting alongside our existing Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels. As we begin 2021 these new hotel signings show the confidence that owners and investors have in IHG and our potential for continued growth for when travel can finally resume.’
The dual-branded hotel operation, which will be managed by IHG, is part of the latest stage of the Island Quarter development, which will include a further 247 residential rental apartments and an extensive food and beverage area featuring a bar and busy 100-metre long forum for people to meet. There will also be 3,000 sqm of flexible serviced office space, with some 400 desks.
Guests in Nottingham will experience the same quality of design as in IHG’s recently opened Hotel Indigo in Bath and dual-branded Hotel Indigo and Staybridge Suites in Dundee, as well as the mixed-use elements of its recent IHG dual-branded Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express in Warsaw, Poland.
With its global headquarters in the UK, IHG currently operates more than 350 hotels across the brands InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, voco, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites in the UK. A further 22 hotels are in the pipeline, including the first Six Senses, IHG said.