IHG signs deal for a Indigo-branded hotel in Gibraltar

Hotel Indigo Gibraltar. Photo credit: InterContinental Hotels Group (The 120-room Hotel Indigo Gibraltar is set to open under a franchise agreement with property developer Roquebrook.)

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed Europe's next Hotel Indigo. The new property is set to open in Gibraltar under a franchise agreement with property developer Roquebrook. 

The groups will convert an existing office block into the 120-room Hotel Indigo Gibraltar. The site is near the Old Town, Gibraltar International Airport, the Upper Rock Nature Reserve, natural caves and the Northern Defences. 

“We’re delighted to be opening our first IHG hotel in Gibraltar with Roquebrook, which we recognize is becoming an increasingly popular destination for both business and leisure travelers. The Hotel Indigo brand continues to rapidly grow in boutique, the industry’s fastest growing segment, and we’re excited that the Rouquebrook team recognize the brand’s huge potential for their latest project,” Hylko Versteeg, AVP of development, IHG, Southern Europe, said in a statement.  

“We are really excited to be working with IHG on Hotel Indigo Gibraltar. As specialists in hotel development, we felt that the Hotel Indigo brand was the best option for the location and are confident this will be an excellent addition to our portfolio. With our expertise and IHG’s scale and strong brand recognition, we are looking forward to a successful venture and hope to work with IHG on more projects in the future,” James Gonzalez, head of business development, Roquebrook, said in a statement. 
The upcoming Hotel Indigo will be IHG’s second property in Gibraltar following the Holiday Inn Express Gibraltar. The Holiday Inn Express is near the Rock of Gibraltar, the city center and the city’s international airport. Both properties are near the Holiday Inn Express Campo de Gibraltar-Barrios just outside of the British territory in Cadiz, Spain. 
The new Hotel Indigo will also be IHG's 25th property under the brand in Europe. There are 2,182 guestrooms operating under the Hotel Indigo brand across the region while another 20 hotels with 2,353 guestrooms are in the development pipeline.