IHG® Signs First Hotel Indigo® In Gibraltar
Leading hotel group IHG continue to expand boutique portfolio in Europe with the signing of Hotel Indigo® Gibraltar
April 16, 2018 // Franchising.com // IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is proud to announce the signing of Hotel Indigo® Gibraltar, under a franchise agreement with property developers, Roquebrook.
Often considered a home away from home for the British, Gibraltar offers guests a slice of British culture on Spain’s southern coast. Home to some of the most dramatic landforms in southern Europe, such as The Rock in the Upper Rock Nature Reserve, and famous natural caves, Gibraltar has much to offer nature enthusiasts as well as those seeking the hustle of a great range of festivals and nightlife.
Located close to the Old Town and just a five-minute drive from Gibraltar International Airport, the hotel will offer rooms facing north towards Spain and eastward-looking rooms with views over the historic Northern Defences. Converted from an existing office block, the building will be entirely reconfigured with a new facade and rooftop extension to form the ~120-room Hotel Indigo Gibraltar. Alongside the onsite gym, the hotel will also have a destination restaurant and bar designed to attract locals as well as guests, and will serve seasonally inspired dishes.
Just as no two places are alike, no two Hotel Indigo properties are the same. Each hotel design draws inspiration from local surroundings, meaning each Hotel Indigo is completely unique in look and feel.
Hylko Versteeg, Associate Vice President of Development, IHG, Southern Europe commented: “We’re delighted to be opening our first IHG hotel in Gibraltar with Roquebrook, which we recognise is becoming an increasingly popular destination for both business and leisure travellers. The Hotel Indigo brand continues to rapidly grow in boutique, the industry’s fastest growing segment, and we’re excited that the Rouquebrook team recognise the brand’s huge potential for their latest project.”James Gonzalez, Head of Business Development, Roquebrookcommented: “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.”
There are currently 24 Hotel Indigo hotels (2,182 rooms) across Europe, with 20 hotels (2,353 rooms) in the development pipeline.
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,300 hotels and nearly 800,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with nearly 1,700 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 375,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.
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