IHG (InterContinental Hotels & Resorts) announced the opening of its newest London hotel, Hotel Indigo London – 1 Leicester Square, in the heart of London’s stage and theatre district.
The 95-room boutique hotel features theatrical touches inspired by the neighbourhood’s history and heritage. Just as no places are alike, no two Hotel Indigo properties are alike. Each of the three distinct bedroom designs represent different stages of putting on a theatrical production and have been designed by award-winning architects Michaelis Boyd.
- Scriptwriter Rooms channel a playwright’s study: an inspiring and poetic space. Robust materials create a personal and intimate atmosphere with drafts of scripts framed as artwork.
- Backstage Rooms reference stars’ dressing rooms in their design and are complete with the technical fittings of a stage: spotlights, ropes and illuminated, flamboyant dressing room mirrors.
- Auditorium Rooms capture the exclusive experience of a private theatre box. At the bottom of the bespoke banquette in each room, gold plate numbers reference auditorium seating and luxe polished plaster is reminiscent of the historic patina of a theatre
Hotel Indigo London – 1 Leicester Square is perfect for guests wanting to immerse themselves in the energy and buzz of the capital, with Chinatown to the north, Trafalgar Square to the south, Covent Garden to the east and Piccadilly Circus to the west.
Guests can enjoy unrivalled views of London’s most impressive architectural icons, including The Shard, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Nelson’s Column, the London Eye and the Gherkin. As well as fantastic views, seven rooms come complete with balconies overlooking the square whilst the rooftop restaurant boasts floor-to-ceiling glass and a wrap-around balcony – a centre-stage spot to watch the world-class film premieres and movie stars as they arrive on the red carpet.
Tom Rowntree, Vice President of Brand Management – Luxury and Boutique brands, IHG, Europe commented: “Whether you are after a night out at the theatre, great restaurants and bars or just want to explore nearby Chinatown, our adventurous guests really will be in the thick of it when they stay at Hotel Indigo London – 1 Leicester Square. We are delighted to open this hotel in such an exciting location and hope our Hotel Indigo guests enjoy exploring all the hidden gems the area has to offer.”
Asif Aziz, Founder and CEO, Criterion Capital commented: “I have a passion for London’s West End and have had the privilege to invest in and curate some of the city’s most iconic landmark buildings. The creation of Hotel Indigo at One Leicester Square represents the beginning of a journey to bring some dynamic hospitality concepts to the capital.”
The Hotel Indigo brand is set to increase its footprint in 2018 with upcoming openings also including Hotel Indigo London – Aldgate, Hotel Indigo Milan – Corso Monforte, Hotel Indigo Brighton and Hotel Indigo Stratford-upon-Avon.
Across Europe, there are currently 27 Hotel Indigo properties with 17 due to open over the next three to five years. A significant proportion of these are in the UK where the estate is set to double – there are currently 9 hotels with the same number due to open over the next three to five years in the UK alone.
Rates start from £200 per night.