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Hotel Indigo Edinburgh puts comedy on the menu

The newly opened Hotel Indigo Edinburgh gave guests the chance to book a live comedy act along with their food and drink when ordering room service this week, to celebrate the opening of the hotel in April 2012.

This is the second Scottish Hotel Indigo alongside Hotel Indigo in Glasgow and one of 11 set to open in Europe in the next couple of years. Hotel Indigo offers guests the individuality of a boutique hotel but with the benefits and reassurance of a big hotel company.

From April 19th to 21st, local Scottish comedian, Janey Godley, was ordered to deliver a ten minute stand up act to guests in their rooms.

Every Hotel Indigo draws inspiration from its local area to offer guests an individual experience.

Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, is in the heart of the city’s comedy district, just along the road from ‘The Stand’ comedy club which features “ target=”_blank”.> Fringe Festival comedians, along with the Phoenix and other pubs in nearby Broughton Street.


Comedy is one of the themes, along with other local links, brought to life in the new hotel.

Janey Godley, a multi-award winning Scottish comedian and a regular to the Scottish comedy circuit said: “I’ve done comedy acts in lots of different places but being part of a room service menu is a first for me! I love that people at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh can ring up to order their room service and then the next moment, I’ll be in their room telling jokes and doing my act.

As a local comedian I think it’s great that guests can enjoy a bit of live comedy in the city that is home to the world-famous Fringe festival while they enjoy dinner and sip a glass of wine in the comfort of their own room.”

Dominic Kutschera, general manager, Hotel Indigo Edinburgh said: “Edinburgh plays host to the world’s largest arts festival every summer and as a result Edinburgh has become synonymous with comedy.
The festival theme is reflected throughout our hotel and we thought it would be fun to take this a step further by putting comedy quite literally on the menu.”