Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has confirmed that it will open a dual-branded property in the latest plans for Nottingham’s multi-million-pound Island Quarter development.
Plans have been submitted to Nottingham City Council for the development, which is located on a 40-acre derelict site close to the city centre. Developers Conygar hope that the regeneration scheme will “raise the profile of Nottingham” and “create a lasting legacy and community” for the city.
The 17-storey dual-branded hotel will comprise 223 rooms and suites – 155 will be located within IHG’s upscale brand Hotel Indigo, and a further 68 in the Staybridge Suites extended-stay brand.
Hotel Indigo will draw inspiration from “the neighbourhood story” of the city for its interiors. Meanwhile, Staybridge Suites will feature kitchens, a 24-hour fitness centre, and a shared outdoor space exclusive to guests at the extended stay property, complete with fire-pit, grilling areas and covered seating.
The proposal for the development also includes 247 residential rental apartments, and a 3,000 sqm co-working space with 400 desks. Additional features include a ground-floor F&B area with a restaurant, bar, forum, and large atrium space. There are also plans for a luxury day spa, and green space in the form of a linear park for visitors.
According to the release, the proposal plans to be “the UK’s first cohesive-use development, incorporating multiple uses within the same flowing space”.
Richard Watson of developer Conygar, said:
“The Island Quarter is one of the most significant city centre regeneration schemes in the UK at the moment, and it was vital that the hotel brand which we brought to the development was reflective of that. We are absolutely delighted to have agreed terms with the team at IHG to bring its Hotel Indigo and Staybridge Suites brands to Nottingham.
“This is a very important step for us as we move this development forwards and securing a hugely successful global operator in IHG shows real confidence in the flagship element of the scheme as a whole. These two brands are world-renowned as upscale and quality hotels, which really play a part in the communities in which they are based.
“The hotel forms a key element of this latest phase, which is truly cohesive, creating a range and fluidity of uses that will spread across the whole site. The Island Quarter is a development that Nottingham can be proud of and bringing brands of this calibre into the city plays an important part in that.”
Karan Khanna, managing director, UK & Ireland at IHG, added:
“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 Island Quarter masterplan first received outline planning approval in April 2019, and there is not yet a date for completion.