Hotel Indigo to open in Bath

The Grade 1-listed property, which is being rebranded from two existing hotels, will feature a restaurant, bar and gym and will be located in Bath’s city centre, close to Bath Abbey and to the famous Thermae Bath Spa.

The exterior and interior design of the hotel will reflect the surrounding neighbourhood, while its restaurant will offer locally inspired menus.

The 121-bedroom hotel will operate under a franchise agreement with St James’ Hotels Group, a subsidiary of the Somerston Group.

Anna Corkill, IHG’s Development Director for the UK, said: “The boutique hotel market is the fastest growing segment in the industry and our pioneering Hotel Indigo brand is leading the field in Europe.

“We’re thrilled to have found such a perfect site in Bath and we’re looking forward to working with St James’ Hotels Group to open a brand-defining Hotel Indigo property.”

Shaun Robinson, managing director of St James’ Hotels Group, said: “Hotel Indigo and Bath are the perfect fit. I am very excited to be bringing the brand to a place that enjoys a worldwide reputation as a ‘must-see’ city drawing guests from every continent, keen to experience the architecture, the culture and the history.”

The hotel is expected to open towards the end of 2016.