IHG plans first Hotel Indigo for Australia, New Zealand

InterContinental Hotels Group and Pointcorp have signed a management agreement for a new-build Hotel Indigo that will be located in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. The 140-room hotel is the first Hotel Indigo signing for Australia and New Zealand and is due to open in 2020. 

Hotel Indigo Brisbane Fortitude Valley will be part of a mixed-use development that will include residences, commercial office and retail. It is expected to be the first development of its kind in the area, creating a new epicenter for The Valley.

“Since late 2014, we have worked tirelessly to find the right partners and locations for the launch of the Hotel Indigo brand in Australasia,” Karin Sheppard, COO Australasia & Japan, IHG said in a statement. “We could not be more thrilled to have secured this ideal site for our first Hotel Indigo signing, and to be developing it in partnership with Pointcorp.”

“We have a deep understanding of the Brisbane market and this will be something entirely new and exciting – both for us, and for the guests we will welcome in a few years’ time,” Chris Vitale, Director of Pointcorp, added. “Each Hotel Indigo hotel brings to life its local neighbourhood in its very being, and we look forward to working with IHG to capture the unique essence of the Valley in the design of the hotel.”

IHG currently has 26 hotels operating under four brands in Australia: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express. Hotel Indigo launched in Asia Pacific in January 2015 with the opening of Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road, Thailand, followed by the opening of Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong, Singapore in June 2016. In 2017, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach will open.