Occupying an entire triangular block once home to the German Consulate in the Former German Concession neighbourhood, the hotel’s 11 individual villas pay homage to traditional Germanic architecture with red-brick facades and ornate cupolas.
The newly-built villa-style buildings take inspiration from the old German Consulate, the former residence of a Russian businessman and a local church.
The buildings are arranged in a village-like setting overlooking an expansive courtyard garden – a private “neighbourhood within a neighbourhood” urban hotel concept.
Stepping inside, internationally renowned design firm Silverfox has created an inspiring and playful environment contrasting fresh contemporary design with distinctive local elements.
Tianjin’s eclectic Orient-meets-European heritage and proximity to the Haihe riverfront have been subtly woven into the fabric of the design.
Spread across nine of the villas, the 96 entirely different guestrooms, including 10 suites, start at a generous 45sqm and come in three distinctive styles: Old Cinema, Haihe Maritime Riverfront and European Luxury.
These themes pay homage to aspects of Tianjin’s history and geography, from screening the first non-silent movie in China, to the Hai River that dissects the city, and the global influences of the city’s Concession-era past.
All rooms offer an extensive range of amenities, including high-tech entertainment systems, complimentary high-speed internet access, spa-style bathrooms and customized furnishings and artworks by local artists.
“Hotel Indigo Tianjin Haihe is something totally different for Tianjin,” said general manager, Ringo Poon.
“The hotel’s style, look and feel is not only fresh and exciting, but unique for Tianjin and China. The hotel has real distinct character, and takes at its heart, the best of Tianjin’s storied history and culture - something that Hotel Indigo represents.”