IHG has signed an agreement with Australasian property development, investment and construction company Ninety Four Feet to establish Hotel Indigo Auckland in New Zealand.
According to IHG, Auckland is also called ‘City of Sails’ and the boutique hotel will draw inspiration from local artists for its design, service, amenities, food and beverages.
Part of a mixed-use development in Auckland, the 225-room hotel will be New Zealand’s first Hotel Indigo, which will be opened in 2021.
The new build development will be among the tallest buildings in Auckland and will maintain the façade of the original historic building with a new, modern hotel blended around it.
The hotel will feature an all-day dining and bar, meeting space and gym. Most of the hotel rooms will offer views of the city and Auckland’s harbour.
Hotel Indigo Auckland is the third signing in 2018 and the fifth in total, following Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, Sydney’s Central precinct, Melbourne’s Docklands and Melbourne’s Little Collins Street.
IHG Australasia senior director of development Abhijay Sandilya said: “Hotel Indigo is one of our fastest growing brands globally and, closer to home, Hotel Indigo Auckland will be the fifth signing in Australasia.
“We’re so excited to open one of the first globally-branded boutique hotels in Auckland, creating a destination for travellers who are looking for a local experience, with the security and amenity of a global brand.”
Hotel Indigo Auckland will be located close to corporate centres, including Sky Tower, new NZ International Convention Centre, Sky City Casino, CBD office buildings, as well as entertainment precinct of Britomart and Viaduct.
Ninety Four Feet Property Development managing director Dean Rzechta said: “Auckland is becoming recognised as one of the world’s key gateway cities, and is consistently one of the top 10 most liveable in the world. Its rich arts and culture scene makes it a great fit for a boutique brand, and we can’t think of a better match than Hotel Indigo.
“This development is destined to become an iconic landmark on the Auckland landscape, and with robust tourism arrivals and unprecedented demand we are confident that Hotel Indigo Auckland will be a story of success.”
Image: A rendering of Hotel Indigo proposed to be established in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: courtesy of InterContinental Hotels Group.