Intercontinental Hotel Group News
Date Posted: 23/12/2018
The Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) has opened the doors, making for a monumental debut in one of the UK’s largest cities Manchester. The hotel has been constructed around an old heritage listed building with the lobby area and the rooms a paying homage to Manchester’s rich historic industrial past.
Hotel Indigo – Victoria Station is situated in the perfect spot at the gateway to the Northern Quarter, home to the creative heart of Manchester. The Northern Quarter is well known for its bohemian bars and lively music scene including bustling independent studios and shops close by.
A short walk from the hotel is Victoria Station which offers various transportation options making it easy to get around the city. There is also a tram that can connect you directly with Manchester Airport, taking approximately an hour to complete the trip with various stops in between.
The hotel is situated close to Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre, offering an impressive number of retail stores to shop and browse though, also close by is the Manchester Arena. You simply couldn’t ask for a better location in my opinion.
“Were truly pleased to launch Hotel Indigo Manchester – Victoria Station. The hotel is situated in a prime location for those visiting Manchester and those who wish to see and appreciate the cities artistic side.” Said James Devitt, General Manager, Hotel Indigo Manchester – Victoria Station.
The hotel will boast an impressive 181 rooms and 6 hotel suites all situated across 14 levels. Each rooms design has been inspired by Manchester’s colourful culture and history.
The exterior of the hotel is a beautifully restored original Victorian building, with an eye catching tower, providing some amazing picturesque panoramic views of the city’s skyline and surrounds.
Various textures have been incorporated into the hotels styling with exposed brick walls in the reception and hotel lobby area,once again paying homage to Manchester’s industrial past. Even the light shades have been specifically made for this hotel and have been constructed from old baskets.
Each room pays homage to the Manchester cotton mill heritage also with raw cotton and green velvet the main features in the room, giving the room a scene of luxury.
Bathrooms look and feel luxurious with rainfall shower heads and baths in some of the rooms, along with some really decorative touches in the bathrooms in the Tea Rooms.
The styling in each of the rooms reflects on Manchester’s literacy and printing past, lamps have been incorporated with books as stands, just like something you would expect to see in Harry Potter.
Artwork is in the form of metal lettering on the walls, once again giving that industrial feel to the room. The tea room once again impresses with its artwork.
For guests staying at the hotel as well as the public walking past the hotel there is a lovely restraint onsite which is available to everyone not just hotel guests, seating up to 120 people. The restraint provides a menu offering of classic, locally sourced food, topped off with a northern spin. The venue’s centrepiece will be a stunning silestone and brass bar area which I’m sure will become one of the main features in the hotel.
Hotel Indigo Manchester – Victoria Station is aimed towards both business and leisure travellers, with business services available to all guests at any time of day and night. As well as keeping up to date with work, you can also keep yourself fit a active with an onsite gym and fitness centre. The recreational facilities are available 24 hours a day and can be accessed with you room key.
“We’re very proud to welcome Hotel Indigo Manchester – Victoria Station to our growing UK Portfolio. It is a truly stunning hotel that I’m sure is going to delight both leisure and business travels alike.” Said Nicholas Northam, Managing Director for the UK at Interstate Hotels and Resorts.
Every Hotel Indigo property is inspired by each individual neighbourhood and its surrounding areas, drawing on cultural aspects, lifestyle and the city’s past history making sure that no two Hotel Indigo Properties are the same. From vibrant restaurants and bars, to the thoughtful relaxing design of each room there is no doubting that you will enjoy your stay at the Hotel Indigo Manchester – Victoria Station.
It’s one hotel that I would love to check out, when one of my travel adventures takes me though Manchester.