InterContinental Hotel Group to open ninth Edinburgh hotel

New Hotel Indigo set to open on the Capital’s Princes Street 

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is set to expand its boutique offering in Scotland with the opening of a second Hotel Indigo property in Edinburgh.
Its new Hotel Indigo Edinburgh – Princes Street hotel, a 64-bedroom venue, will draw on Scottish heritage design to reflect the local culture and history and will feature paintings and portraits of famous authors, poets and artists.
Contemporary Harris Tweed soft furnishings will decorate each room, while each bathroom will feature a modern walk-in shower with rainfall showerhead for relaxing or re-energising.
As with all locally inspired boutique Hotel Indigo hotels, there will be a destination bar and restaurant for guests and locals to enjoy.
At the award-winning Twenty Princes Street restaurant, for example, executive chef Tony Sarton offers an extensive seasonal menu using local produce and “a bit of theatre,” set against a stunning backdrop of the city skyline.
In its Juniper bar, expert mixologists are known for experimenting with the best spirits available, locally sourced ingredients, homemade juices and infusions, serving unique flavour combinations such as the hugely popular ‘Ordinary Madness’ cocktail.
Named a 2016 UK holiday hot spot and home to the world-famous Edinburgh International Festival, Scotland’s vibrant capital has become one of the hottest tickets in Europe.
Helen Gallagher, general manager of Hotel Indigo Edinburgh – Princes Street, said: “We are confident that hotel guests, residents and visitors alike will be impressed by the dramatic transformation of this local landmark — formerly the Royal British Hotel. Edinburgh is an inspiring city with a rich literary heritage; this local culture has been reflected throughout the hotel design and our award-winning restaurant and bar to create something truly unique and stylish.”
Tom Rowntree, IHG’s vice rpesident for Hotel Indigo, Europe, said: “Boutique is the fastest growing segment in our industry and we have a strong pipeline for Hotel Indigo next year, with 14 hotels due to open in vibrant city locations around Europe. We’re delighted to have a second Hotel Indigo in Edinburgh and look forward to welcoming guests and locals to the hotel, restaurant and bar.”
Each Hotel Indigo is uniquely designed to reflect the local culture, character and history of the surrounding area.
Hotel Indigo Edinburgh – Princes Street will operate under a franchise agreement with The Station Hotel (Newcastle) Ltd. There are currently 20 Hotel Indigo properties in Europe, including nine IHG hotels in Edinburgh.
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