Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) will open Hotel Indigo property in Japan’s popular highland destination, Karuizawa.

IHG and Tokyo Century Corporation have inked a management agreement for Hotel Indigo Karuizawa which is scheduled to open in 2022.

The 155-key hotel is located approximately 2 km from Karuizawa Station, and one hour from Tokyo by the Hokuriku Shinkansen (bullet train).

The property will incorporate locally-influenced design and services; and will feature sophisticated guestrooms spread across three wings, well-equipped meeting facilities, a spa, and a fitness centre.

In addition, some interesting F&B options will be on offer with a focus on local and seasonal ingredients.

This will be Japan’s third Hotel Indigo, after Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora, and the upcoming Hotel Inuyama Urakuen Garden, which will open in mid-2021.

Abhijay Sandilya, IHG vice-president, Development for Australasia, south Pacific and Japan said:

“Hotel Indigo is a brand that brings local neighbourhood stories to life, combining authentic local experiences, modern hotel design, intimate service, and excellent cuisine.

“With its amazing culture and local stories, Japan is perfect for the Hotel Indigo brand, and that’s why we are seeing so much growth and interest from owners. ”