Hotel Indigo Dundee opens in renovated jute mill

George Sell By George Sell
5 days ago | Updated 5 days ago

UK: IHG has opened the 102-key Hotel Indigo Dundee.

Transformed from a 200 year-old jute mill, the 102-room Hotel Indigo Dundee sits between the waterfront and the shopping district. The mill was built on the site in 1822 by the Baxter family who became one of the world's largest linen manufacturers. The hotel's three room designs are inspired by Dundee's past and present and feature the original vaulted brickwork ceilings.

The Dundee Cake room brings in discreet marmalade motifs throughout the room with jute curtains. The Comic room is inspired by DC Thompson, the famous publishing house that had a famous comic called 'Black Bob' about a sheepdog that saved the day, with sheepdog commands hidden in the dado rails. The Gaming room is reflective of Dundee's thriving computer game industry, the birth place of Grand Theft Auto.

Dundee is the UK's first UNESCO City of Design and will be home to the soon to open V&A Dundee - Scotland's first design museum. The city's cultural quarter features the award-winning Dundee Contemporary Arts centre, the Dundee Rep Theatre and the Sensation Science Centre as well as an array of restaurants and cafes. 

Hotel Indigo Dundee's restaurant and bar, Daisy Tasker, offers guests "a contemporary spin on traditional Scottish dishes with an abundance of fresh seafood, prime cuts of meat and locally-grown fresh vegetables". It is named in honour of a much-loved weaver who organised activities for the jute mill workers. 
 
General manager William Inglis said: "We are extremely excited to be opening our doors to guests. This is a unique and beautiful hotel and through clever design, we've really brought its heritage to the forefront. Dundee has recently been voted as one of the best cities to visit in 2018 and its rich culture is showcased throughout the city. With the opening of the V&A later this year, we look forward to welcoming guests from the globe and have no doubt that they will fall in love with Hotel Indigo and everything this incredible city has to offer."

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