IHG plans Hotel Indigo for Milan

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a deal to open its second Indigo hotel in Italy. When it opens in 2018, the Hotel Indigo Milan - Corso Monforte will be a sister property to the Hotel Indigo Rome – St George, which opened in 2014. 

As part of a franchise agreement with Amapa Group, the historic palace building will be converted into a hotel with 55 rooms. The hotel will be located in the city center, close to Milan’s Duomo and La Scala. 

“Boutique remains the fastest growing segment in the industry," Hylko Versteeg, IHG’s Associate Vice President of Development for Southern Europe, said in a statement. Since launching in 2004, IHG's Indigo brand has opened in 15 countries. "Here in Europe, our strategy is focused on growing in key urban centers and established destinations...Amapa Group is already a partner of ours and we’re pleased to be extending our relationship with them to bring Hotel Indigo to Milan.”

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The Amapa Group currently has one other property with IHG, Holiday Inn Express Rome East.

The Hotel Indigo brand is set to double in size to over 120 hotels within the next three to five years. In June, IHG announced the highest number of openings for the brand since 2012, including Hotel Indigo Krakow - Old Town – the brand’s debut in Poland and Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong. 

There are currently 19 Hotel Indigo properties open in eight countries across Europe with a further 14 hotels in the pipeline. IHG has 31 hotels open across Italy, including Hotel Indigo Rome – St George, with a further hotel in the development pipeline, InterContinental Venice Palazzo Nani, which was signed earlier this year. 

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