IHG opens 100th Hotel Indigo hotel with plans to hit 200

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened its 100th Hotel Indigo property globally, Hotel Indigo Berlin East Side Gallery. The brand is set to double its portfolio over the next three to five years and continue its strong growth as one of the largest boutique brands in this fast-growing segment.

Established in 2004, Hotel Indigo now has a presence in more than 15 countries with nearly 100 hotels in the pipeline. Currently, the brand has its largest number of hotels in the US, where there are more than 50 hotels, and Europe, where there are almost 30, from Spain to Russia. Together with IHG's luxury boutique brand, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, IHG's boutique portfolio makes up almost 170 hotels globally.

The boutique hotel sector is the second fastest growing in the industry - only behind the extended stay sector - and is expected to continue to grow at an unprecedented pace. In the coming years, Hotel Indigo is set to debut in more than 10 new countries, including the UAE, Peru, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Korea, Japan and Vietnam, as well as expanding in markets where Hotel Indigo has a significant foothold already, including the US and UK.

Eric Lent, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Upscale Brands, IHG commented, 'Hotel Indigo is now at home in 100 different and vibrant neighbourhoods globally, which is an incredibly exciting milestone. While more than half of our current estate is in the US, we are set to grow significantly in new markets with almost half our new hotels due to open in our Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa (EMEAA) region.

'The appetite for reliable, yet unique, boutique hotels continues to increase around the world and Hotel Indigo is perfectly placed to take advantage of that growth. We provide guests with the best of both worlds - the promise of a design-led hotel with locally-inspired food and beverage, and the reassurance of a consistently upscale experience with the IHG name behind it.'

Just as no two neighbourhoods are alike, no two Hotel Indigo properties are the same, taking inspiration from the area around each hotel to inform all aspects of the guest experience, from the boutique design to locally-inspired restaurants and bars.

The UK Hotel Indigo openings in 2018 included: Hotel Indigo Dundee (pictured). Located in the UK's first UNESCO City of Design, this hotel was transformed from a 200-year-old jute mill into an iconic hotel with design celebrating and reflecting the property's fascinating heritage. The hotel tells the story of the Baxter family, who built their first spinning mill on the site in 1822 and became one of the world's largest linen manufacturers.