29 May 2019
IHG signs Hotel Indigo London - Clerkenwell
Continued growth momentum for IHG’s upscale boutique brand with signing of flagship London property
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of world’s leading hotel companies has signed a Management Agreement with Omenport Developments Ltd for Hotel Indigo® London – Clerkenwell. The 151-room hotel will be the fifth Hotel Indigo in London and is expected to open in early 2021. Located in the heart of the city, Hotel Indigo London – Clerkenwell brings a brand defining property to IHG’s pipeline.
Established in 2004, Hotel Indigo is IHG’s upscale boutique brand and has over 100 hotels across more than 15 countries. The brand is set to double its portfolio presence over the next three to five years and continue its growth as one of the largest boutique brands.
All Hotel Indigo properties provide a gateway to discover some of the world’s most inspiring neighbourhoods and locations, making Clerkenwell a natural fit for the brand’s expansion in the UK. The neighbourhood has strong travel links with Farringdon station, Barbican and Old Street all within walking distance, making it an increasingly popular location for both business and leisure travellers.
Just like no two neighbourhoods are alike, no two Hotel Indigo properties are the same. At the Hotel Indigo London – Clerkenwell, the current historic listed building of the Hat & Feathers pub will be added to by two newly-built modern wings. When it opens in 2021, the hotel will feature 151 guest rooms, an all-day restaurant and 5 meeting rooms, as well as incorporating the existing pub into the hotel.
Jon Colley, Head of Development, UK&I, IHG commented: “We are excited to bring Hotel Indigo London – Clerkenwell into portfolio. We are seeing strong growth in the boutique market in the UK and this hotel strengthens our position in the capital. This signing will join the newly opened Kimpton® Fitzroy London and Hotel Indigo London - 1 Leicester Square to build out our boutique presence in the UK’s capital.”
Heather Seckington, Owner and Director, Omenport Developments Ltd, said: “We’re proud to be partnering with a leading hospitality company such as IHG. We value IHG’s systems and expertise and we’re confident the strength of the Hotel Indigo brand will make this hotel a success. We know the brand will fit right into the Clerkenwell neighbourhood, which is a hotspot for creative talent and technology start-ups.”
IHG has 15 Hotel Indigo properties in the UK and a further 7 in the pipeline*. There is a strong momentum behind the brand as part of IHG’s UK growth strategy. This year alone IHG has opened Hotel Indigo Stratford Upon Avon and is due to open Hotel Indigo Bath and Hotel Indigo Chester later in the year.
In total, IHG currently has 349* hotels operating under eight brands in the UK, including: InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™ Hotels, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express® and Staybridge Suites®, with another 26 in the pipeline.
*Numbers as at 31 March 2019
For further information please contact:
Katherine Mary Woolgrove
+44 (0) 7787 003 114
IHG ® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®,
EVEN Hotels ®, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™ Hotels,
Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®,
avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,600 hotels and nearly 843,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with over 1,900 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 400,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally.
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About Hotel Indigo®
Just as no places are alike, no two Hotel Indigo properties are alike. Each Hotel Indigo draws inspiration from the local neighbourhood, culture and popular trends in food, drink and design to create a warm and vibrant atmosphere. Our hotels provide a gateway to discover and explore some of the world’s most inspiring cities and neighbourhoods. For more information, visit www.hotelindigo.com, and connect with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/Hotel.Indigo, Twitter www.twitter.com/hotelindigo, and Instagram www.instagram.com/hotelindigo.