IHG, Watson Elite sign Australia's third Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo Sydney Central, Australia. Photo credit: InterContinental Hotels Group(Image: InterContinental Hotels Group)

InterContinental Hotels Group and Watson Elite have signed the Hotel Indigo Sydney Central set to open in 2021. 

The hotel in Sydney will be the third Hotel Indigo signing for Australia. 

Australia-based architectural firm Bates Smart will design the Hotel Indigo Sydney Central in the Haymarket entertainment district. The property will have 168 guestrooms with five suites once it is complete. 

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Hotel Indigo entered Asia-Pacific in January 2015 with the opening of Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road, Thailand. Since then, the brand has opened the Hotel Singapore Katong, Singapore in July 2016 and the Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach in late 2017. These hotels expanded the Hotel Indigo portfolio to include 82 properties with 10,645 guestrooms worldwide. 

IHG currently has a portfolio of 47 hotels operating under four brands in Australasia: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express. An additional 17 hotels are in the development pipeline, including Hotel Indigo Brisbane Fortitude Valley and Hotel Indigo Melbourne Docklands. IHG signed the Hotel Indigo in Brisbane in November 2016 with Pointcorp, marking the first of the brand signed for Australia and New Zealand. The hotel opening in 2020 will be part of a mixed-used development, which will have residences, commercial offices and retail space. IHG and Salta Properties signed the Hotel Indigo Melbourne Docklands seven months later. The 170-room hotel in Melbourne is set to open in 2019.