Hotel Indigo, IHG’s (InterContinental Hotel Group) upscale boutique brand, will to open nine hotels in six different countries around the globe within the first six months of 2012.
Seven Hotel Indigo properties have already opened in four countries so far in 2012 including the United States, Scotland, China and our first two hotels in Continental Europe in Germany. Guests can now explore the neighbourhoods surrounding the new Hotel Indigo Berlin Hardenbergstrasse, Hotel Indigo Berlin Alexanderplatz, Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar, Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, Hotel Indigo Waco Baylor, and Hotel Indigo Xiamen Harbour.
In June, two more countries will have Hotel Indigo openings with Hotel Indigo Newcastle in England and our first property in Mexico, Hotel Indigo Veracruz Boca Del Rio. The opening of these hotels in six countries in the first six months of 2012 marks a major growth milestone for the boutique brand. Additionally, in March the brand celebrated the opening of three hotels in three continents – United States, Scotland and China – in the span of just one week.
“Our geographic diversity is truly a testimony to the fact that customers around the world, from China to Scotland to Germany, value the experience at Hotel Indigo,” said Janis Cannon, Vice President, Global Brand Management, Hotel Indigo. “Now in major cities around the world – with more on the horizon – we have a strong pipeline of more than 60 hotels, which we expect to open in the next few years.”
In the first quarter of this year, the brand also announced a deal to open the first Hotel Indigo in the Middle East in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as well as signing two hotels in Philadelphia and Wilmington in the United States.
With 44 hotels open and 53 in the development pipeline, Hotel Indigo will continue its path of global expansion with plans to open hotels in major capital cities in the United States in Atlanta and New York City, Europe in London, York (England), St. Petersburg (Russia), Madrid (Spain), Hamburg (Germany), and Greater China in Tianjin and Hong Kong.