IHG Hotels and Resorts has opened the first Hotel Indigo property in the Australian state of Queensland.
Hotel Indigo Brisbane City Centre is located in the city’s riverside suburb of North Quay, and features hand-painted artworks and murals created by local Queensland artists, reflecting Brisbane’s “history makers, hidden gems and laneways”.
Facilities include 212 rooms, a Tuk Nook coffee cart in the lobby, 1603 bar and signature Japanese restaurant Izakaya Publico serving dishes such as Bonito tataki and Kushiyaki skewers.
Design elements include six-metre-high red doors at the entrance to the hotel, “inspired by the red fairy doors on Burnett Lane”, and “history inspired” black and white murals in the reception area.
IHG debuted the Hotel Indigo brand in Australia in 2021 with the opening of the 145-room Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets.
The group currently operates around 130 Hotel Indigo properties worldwide, with another 110 in the pipeline, including Hotel Indigo Sydney Centre which is scheduled to open in 2025.
The unveiling of Hotel Indigo Brisbane City Centre follows the debut of IHG’s Voco brand in the city last year.
Commenting on the opening Matthew Tripolone, Managing Director, IHG Australasia and Pacific, said:
“Hotel Indigo has paved its way across the globe as a leader in the boutique and lifestyle category – one of the fastest-growing hotel segments. We know travellers are seeking even richer options to immerse in the communities they visit, and we are seeing this enthusiasm for new brands in the region from both guests and owners alike.
“We are delighted to continue the growth of Hotel Indigo with our partners at Vista Hospitality Group and look forward to opening in new neighbourhoods across the region.”