IHG Hotels and Resorts has debuted its Hotel Indigo brand in Australia, with the opening of the Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets.
The 145-room property is located next to Adelaide Central Market, and features the city’s highest rooftop bar, Merrymaker, which focuses on raw food including a selection of local seafood, charcuterie and cheese dishes.
Other facilities include an outdoor infinity pool, ground floor all day dining restaurant Market and Meander, a fitness centre, and two boardroom-style meeting rooms (as well as the option to hold events on the mezzanine level and rooftop).
The hotel is housed on the site of a former textile factory, with public spaces featuring “striking brick archways mimicking those in Adelaide Central Market, colourful street art-inspired murals by acclaimed Australian collage artists including Tristan Kerr, and an exposed terracotta brick feature wall etched with intriguing neighbourhood references such as ‘Six o’clock Swill’ and ‘Mad March’ – the name given to Festival month in the city”.
Rooms feature copper fixtures (a nod to South Australia’s copper mining heritage), and “colourful rugs depicting the distinctive tessellated tile pattern often used in traditional Adelaide homes”.
IHG is also set to add a Hotel Indigo in Brisbane next year – a conversion of the existing 212-room Ibis Brisbane into the Hotel Indigo Brisbane City Centre. Further hotels are also under development for the brand in Melbourne and Sydney.
Commenting on the opening Thomas Zinn, general manager, Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets, said:
“Hotel Indigo has paved its way across the globe as a truly fascinating brand designed to draw inspiration and spark curiosity from the roots of its surrounding neighbourhoods.
“With our ideal location right next door to the iconic Adelaide Central Market and near the newly renovated Her Majesty’s Theatre, Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets is the perfect escape for visitors and locals looking for a new way to connect with Adelaide.”