Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed an agreement with City Tattersalls Club (CTC) to open a Hotel Indigo property in Sydney in 2025. 

The CTC was founded in 1895 by a group of 25 bookmakers, and has grown to be amongst the largest clubs in Australia with over 20,000 members.

Hotel Indigo Sydney Centre will be located on top of the club’s premises in a new 49-storey tower on Pitt Street in Sydney’s CBD district. Plans for the $200 million tower were unveiled last year by architecture firm BVN, with development led by Singapore-based First Sponsor Group Limited and China-backed ICD Property.

The mixed-use building is also set to house restaurants, event space, a business lounge for CTC members, retail, health and wellbeing facilities, and 246 apartments.

The 110-room hotel will draw inspiration from the club’s history, and will include a restaurant, bar and gym. Guests staying at the hotel will also gain access to facilities within the development such as the meeting and event space and exclusive lounge. 

Abhijay Sandilya, IHG’s Vice President, Development – Australasia, Japan & Pacific, commented on the news: 

“There’s something wonderful that happens when great brands come together, so it’s an honour for IHG to partner with one of Sydney’s oldest and most beloved business and sporting clubs to bring another amazing Hotel Indigo to Australasia. It’s clear that our boutique neighbourhood brand has truly resonated with guests and owners, and I’m looking forward to seeing how City Tattersalls Club’s rich history plays into the neighbourhood story to create a spectacular hotel.”

Marcelo Veloz, CEO at City Tattersalls, added:

“When we made the decision to open a hotel as part of our exciting new development, we knew it would not only need to be a brand that would do justice to the history of the City Tattersalls Club legacy, it would need the power of a global system behind it as travel ramps up again in 2021. After months of assessing Hotel brands, we resolved that Hotel Indigo was the perfect brand for our Club and the CBD and we look forward to developing a successful partnership with IHG in the years ahead.”

IHG operates 126 properties under its Hotel Indigo brand, with a further 99 in the pipeline including the planned opening of Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets in March 2021, followed by more hotels in Melbourne and Auckland.

Beyond Hotel Indigo, IHG operates 56 hotels under four brands in Australasia, with another 34 in the pipeline.