July 28, 2016 // Franchising.com // Poland - The hotel will mark the brand’s debut in Poland, and is due to open later this year under a franchise agreement with Hotel Filipa 18 ltd and SAO Investments.
As one of the oldest and largest cities in Poland, Krakow is famed for its many styles of historic architecture and its rich culture, making it a perfect boutique hotel destination. The property is a 100 year old former residential building which will be converted into Hotel Indigo Krakow - Florian Gate whilst preserving its original architecture.
Featuring 56 guest rooms, a meeting room, gym, restaurant and bar, the hotel will be located near Krakow’s main train station in the heart of the city. Not only rich in historical antiquity, Krakow is one of Poland’s most important economic hubs, with many large multinational companies headquartered in the city.
Miguel Martins, Development Director for Poland, IHG said: “We are delighted to have established a new partnership with Hotel Filipa 18 ltd. As Krakow grows as both a tourist destination and an economic hub, we are confident that this hotel will provide guests with a place to discover something new and feel inspired whether travelling for business or leisure.”
Grzegorz Skawinski, Investments Manager of SAO Investments, co-owners with Hotel Filipa 18 said:“We currently have eight hotel development projects in Poland and are really proud to have signed our first hotel with IHG. Hotel Indigo is the perfect brand for the area and we are confident that the hotel will offer guests the experience they are looking for. We are delighted to be partnering with IHG on this new venture which will hopefully open the gates to future endeavours.”
Hotel Indigo combines the individuality of a boutique hotel with the reliability of one of the world's leading hotel companies. Just as no two neighbourhoods are alike, no two Hotel Indigo properties are alike. They are each designed to reflect the local culture, character and history of the surrounding area.
In Europe, there are 19 Hotel Indigo properties open with a further 11 hotels in IHG’s development pipeline. There are currently nine Hotel Indigo properties open in the UK with further eight in the pipeline *.
*Figures as at 30th September 2015.
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