IHG unveils third Hotel Indigo in Australia

i By August 24, 2023 No Comments

IHG Hotels & Resorts has opened its newest and third Hotel Indigo in Australia, together with Pro-invest Group – Hotel Indigo Melbourne on Flinders.

The landmark property owned and operated by Pro-invest Group showcases 216 guestrooms which have been inspired by the intriguing and colorful legends of its Flinders Lane neighborhood, primarily the internationally acclaimed fashion photographer, Helmut Newton whose original studio was nearby. Newton became one of the most famous fashion photographers in the world known for his edgy work that featured the likes of Grace Jones, David Bowie and Andy Warhol.

Newton’s work was a muse for the hotel’s design and guests will see fashion, art and runway combine with interiors paying homage to the photographic artform – starting with a lobby-gallery space and lounge filled with collected pieces and a specially designed selfie booth.

The ‘lights, camera, action’ themed design by Australian-firm Suede Interiors continues throughout the guestrooms, which feature commissioned works by local artists, spacious work desks and city views across heritage and new buildings. A mezzanine level fitness center with body weight powered equipment adds to the hotel’s sustainable credentials (opening October) and meeting and event facilities for up to 200 guests will be complete in early 2024.

Guests won’t need to wander far to discover the city’s renowned dining, with the opening of new streetside Spanish bar and restaurant BESO housed within Hotel Indigo Melbourne on Flinders. Helmed by Ana Cortes Garcia, a Spaniard with international experience and a Melbourne Chef’s Hat accolade, diners will be treated to contemporary twists on traditional Spanish tapas. Local hospitality industry stalwart, Guy Holder, directs the offering that also includes a  list of Victorian and Spanish wines.

Matt Tripolone, Managing Director, IHG Hotels & Resorts – Australasia & Pacific said of the opening: “We are thrilled that the first Hotel Indigo property will launch in Victoria. It’s an exciting time for the brand as it continues to grow in Australasia and across the globe as one of the world’s leading boutique lifestyle brands. No two Hotel Indigos are alike and, with Melbourne as its neighborhood inspiration Hotel Indigo Melbourne on Flinders will be an exceptional example of the brand’s culturally rich boutique offering as we continue to evolve IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Luxury & Lifestyle category – from the hotel’s intriguing art and fashion-led design to its culinary offering built around the unique tale of Melbourne’s Flinders Lane.”

Hotel Indigo Melbourne on Flinders joins Hotel Indigo Brisbane City Centre and Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets, with Hotel Indigo Sydney Potts Point set to open by the end of the year.