Hotel Indigo to add Cardiff property

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UK: IHG’s lifestyle hotel brand Hotel Indigo is set to open its first property in Wales, the Hotel Indigo Queen Street Cardiff.

It will be managed by Sanguine Hospitality, which has four other Hotel Indigo properties in its portfolio, including Hotel Indigo Liverpool and Hotel Indigo Birmingham.

IHG's senior vice president for development and design in Europe, Robert Shepherd, said: "Hotel Indigo is one of our youngest brands. It launched in 2004 and has become a great success story - over the past three years, it's been the fastest growing brand in our portfolio. We brought it to Europe in 2009 and there are now seven in the region, with another 10 in the pipeline which will open in the next three to five years."

Hotel Indigo Queen Street Cardiff will be located in Dominion's House, on Queen Street. The 92-room hotel is a seven minute walk from Cardiff Castle, while the Millennium Stadium, the regenerated harbour area and city-centre corporations are all nearby.

"Hotel Indigo is also popular with developers. Our flexible approach to design makes it ideal for conversion properties, which are cheaper and easier to finance than new builds and can be up and running in a shorter period of time. Hotel Indigo Queen Street Cardiff will be a conversion from an existing office building," said Shepherd.

Robin Wicks, CEO of Sanguine Hospitality, said: "Cardiff is the political and cultural capital of Wales, with a rich heritage and a strong leisure, corporate and sporting background, making it an ideal location for a Hotel Indigo. There are very few boutique hotels in the market and we're confident Hotel Indigo Queen Street Cardiff will attract domestic and international guests who want to experience the local area."

www.hotelindigo.com

24/05/12

 

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