IHG, H.n.H. Hotels & Resorts to bring Hotel Indigo to Venice

The new Hotel Indigo in Venice's pipeline is set to be converted from an old convent.

Intercontinental Hotel Group's Hotel Indigo brand is coming to Venice in 2019. Hotel Indigo Venice–Sant’Elena will operate under a franchise agreement with H.n.H. Hotels & Resorts.

The 77-room Hotel Indigo next to the canal 'Rio Sant' Elena' will be converted from an old convent originally built in the 1930s. The property is located near the Castello district's local shops and restaurants and St Marco Square.

This will be IHG's third hotel to operate under the Hotel Indigo brand in Italy. The Hotel Indigo Milan-Corso Monforte is slated to open early this year through a franchise agreement with Amapa Group. The city center hotel was converted from a palace into a 55-room hotel. The property is near Milan's Duomo and La Scala. Amapa Group also partnered with IHG for the Holiday Inn Express Rome East. 

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Italy's first Hotel Indigo opened in early 2014 through a franchise agreement with Hotel Invest Italiana SRL. IHG converted the St George Hotel into the Hotel Indigo Rome-St George with 66 rooms in the center of the city on Via Giulia. 
  
IHG launched Hotel Indigo in 2004 and continues grow the brand in top tier markets in urban centers and established destinations. The Hotel Indigo portfolio has 22 properties open while another 18 are in the development pipeline across Europe, doubling the brand's presence in the region over the next three to five years. 

The new Hotel Indigo will join a portfolio of two IHG properties in Venice: the Holiday Inn Venice-Mestre Marghera and the Crowne Plaza Venice East-Quarto d'Atino. The hotel also follows up the opening of Belgium's first Hotel Indigo. The Hotel Indigo Antwerp-City Centre is in the center of the diamond district with 82 guestrooms.
 

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The hotel is set to open in 2022 via a management agreement with Cornerstone Partners Group.