First Hotel Indigo to Open in Wales

Wales will witness the opening of a new Hotel Indigo, with the Hotel Indigo Queen Street Cardiff to open in the Welsh Capital city.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), a UK-based owner, manager and franchiser of hotels and resorts, has entered into an agreement to open its first Hotel Indigo brand property in Wales. The property will be managed by Sanguine Hospitality Ltd, which is currently operating four other Hotel Indigo properties, including the Hotel Indigo Birmingham and Hotel Indigo Liverpool.

The chief executive officer of Sanguine Hospitality, Robin Wicks, said, ‘Cardiff is the political and cultural capital of Wales, with a rich heritage and a strong leisure, corporate and sporting background, making it an ideal location for a Hotel Indigo. There are very few boutique hotels in the market and we’re confident Hotel Indigo Queen Street Cardiff will attract domestic and international guests who want to experience the local area.’

Hotel Indigo Queen Street Cardiff will have 92 rooms, and will be located close to Cardiff Castle. The hotel will feature Victorian designs, in a reference to the history of the community, and its amenities include a restaurant and bar, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a 24-hour fitness centre.

The senior vice president for Development and Design in Europe for IHG, Robert Shepherd, said, ‘Hotel Indigo is one of our youngest brands. It launched in 2004 and has become a great success story, over the past three years, it’s been the fastest growing brand in our portfolio. We brought it to Europe in 2009 and there are now seven in the region, with another 10 in the pipeline which will open in the next three to five years.’