Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced plans for its first Hotel Indigo property In Sydney.
The 168-room hotel will be located in Sydney’s Haymarket district (home to the city’s Chinatown), next to the heritage-listed Corporation Building and close to Central station.
Scheduled to open in 2021, Hotel Indigo Sydney Central will feature an exterior “grand artwork” celebrating the hotel’s location, with facilities including a restaurant, café, bar, five suites, a gym, and rooftop events space.
The Sydney property is the third Hotel Indigo under development in Australia, joining the forthcoming Hotel Indigo Brisbane Fortitude Valley and Hotel Indigo Melbourne Docklands.
Meanwhile in the UK, IHG has opened a new property in Durham, close to the city’s cathedral and castle, and within walking distance of Durham rail station.
The 83-room property is housed within the grade-II listed ‘Old Shire Hall’ on Old Elvet. The building was formerly the administrative headquarters of Durham University, and the hotel’s academia-inspired rooms feature the university’s official colour purple.
Facilities include a 24-hour gym, free wifi, an 840 square foot meeting space, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill, Rotunda Bar, and Tinderbox Espresso Bar.
This year the Hotel Indigo brand is set to open European properties including Hotel Indigo London – 1 Leicester Square, Hotel Indigo London – Aldgate, Hotel Indigo Milan – Corso Monforte and Hotel Indigo Stratford-upon-Avon.