IHG has signed a management agreement with Conygar, the developer of The Island Quarter in which it commits to bring two of its brands to Nottingham (UK).
Located in a large, iconic building, the 17-storey hotel will offer 223 rooms and suites - 155 located in the Indigo Hotel and another 68 in the Staybridge Suites for business and leisure travellers staying several nights. The Staybridge Suites rooms will offer a range of amenities such as a full kitchen and a common outdoor area reserved exclusively for Staybridge Suites guests.
Inspired by the city's "neighborhood history," the Indigo Hotel will draw inspiration from local design and its bar and restaurant will offer guests locally sourced ingredients.The Staybridge Suites will feature a 24-hour fitness center, storage lockers for guests wishing to store items between stays, and a common "outdoor lounge" with fireplace, grill and covered seating. Guests will also enjoy a flexible space to relax, play and work.
Karan Khanna, Managing Director, UK & Ireland at IHG commented:
We are delighted to be partnering with Conygar to bring the leading global brands of Hotel Indigo and Staybridge Suites to Nottingham as an important part of the regeneration of the Island Quarter. These new properties will add to IHG’s presence in the City, sitting alongside our existing Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels. As we begin 2021 these new hotel signings show the confidence that owners and investors have in IHG and our potential for continued growth for when travel can finally resume.
Richard Watson of Conygar, said:
The Island Quarter is one of the most significant city centre regeneration schemes in the UK at the moment, and it was vital that the hotel brand which we brought to the development was reflective of that. We are absolutely delighted to have agreed terms with the team at IHG to bring its Hotel Indigo and Staybridge Suites brands to Nottingham.
This is a very important step for us as we move this development forwards and securing a hugely successful global operator in IHG shows real confidence in the flagship element of the scheme as a whole. These two brands are world-renowned as upscale and quality hotels, which really play a part in the communities in which they are based.
The hotel forms a key element of this latest phase, which is truly cohesive, creating a range and fluidity of uses that will spread across the whole site. The Island Quarter is a development that Nottingham can be proud of and bringing brands of this calibre to the city plays an important part in that.
The IHG-managed operation is the latest stage in the development of the island area, with 247 additional residential apartments for rent and a large food and drink area, a 100 metre long lively meeting forum and 3,000 square metres of flex-serviced office space and some 400 offices.
IHG also strengthened the COVID-19 protocols by partnering with industry experts, Cleveland Clinic, Ecolab and Diversey and launching the IHG Clean Promise program.