IHG Hotels & Resorts has opened its newest and third Hotel Indigo in Australia – Hotel Indigo Melbourne on Flinders.

The unveiling of the boutique lifestyle hotel marks the debut of Hotel Indigo in Melbourne on one of the city’s most iconic laneway.

Flinders Lane runs the entire length of the city and is a prominent feature in the bustling CBD. The Eastern end is home to the city’s most renowned restaurants while the Western end pays homage to its seafaring and goldmining heritage with great architecture, warehouses and hidden historical gems.

The property has 216 rooms which have been inspired by the intriguing and colourful legends of its Flinders Lane neighbourhood, primarily the internationally acclaimed fashion photographer, Helmut Newton, whose original studio was nearby.

On-site, streetside Spanish bar and restaurant BESO is helmed by Ana Cortes Garcia, a Spaniard with vast international experience and a Melbourne Chef’s Hat accolade.

Hotel Indigo Melbourne on Flinders joins Hotel Indigo Brisbane City Centre and Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets, with Hotel Indigo Sydney Potts Point set to open by the end of the year.

“We are thrilled that the first Hotel Indigo property will launch in Victoria. It’s an exciting time for the brand as it continues to grow in Australasia and across the globe as one of the world’s leading boutique lifestyle brands. No two Hotel Indigos are alike and, with Melbourne as its neighbourhood inspiration Hotel Indigo Melbourne on Flinders will be an exceptional example of the brand’s culturally rich boutique offering,” said Matt Tripolone, managing director, IHG Hotels & Resorts – Australasia & Pacific.