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Press Release29 November 2016

Princes Street Paves The Way For A New Hotel Indigo®

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Hotel Indigo (by IHG)

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world's leading hotel companies, will expand its boutique offering in Edinburgh with the opening of a second Hotel Indigo® property. Centrally located, Hotel Indigo® Edinburgh - Princes Street shares its prime address with many popular bars, shops and restaurants in the Scottish capital.

The boutique 64-bedroom property uses Scottish heritage design to reflect the rich local culture and history — from paintings & portraits of famous authors, poets and artists reflecting the city's rich literary heritage, to the contemporary Harris Tweed soft furnishings that decorate each room. Each bathroom features a modern walk-in shower with rainfall showerhead for guests seeking a moment to relax or reenergise.

As with all locally inspired boutique Hotel Indigo hotels, there is a destination bar and restaurant for guests and locals to enjoy. At the award-winning Twenty Princes Street restaurant, Executive Chef, Tony Sarton offers an extensive seasonal menu using local produce and "a bit of theatre," set against a stunning backdrop of the city skyline. At Juniper, the bar's expert mixologists are known for experimenting with the best spirits available, locally sourced ingredients, homemade juices and infusions, serving unique flavour combinations such as the hugely popular 'Ordinary Madness' cocktail.

Named a 2016 UK holiday hot spot, and home to the world-famous Edinburgh International Festival, Scotland's vibrant capital has become one of the hottest tickets in Europe. Nestled between Edinburgh's Old and New Towns, the hotel provides a gateway for those wanting to soak up the culture, nightlife and entertainment in the city. Nearby historic attractions, include the Scott Monument and the National Portrait Gallery, a unique array of designer shops and quirky independent retailers.


Helen Gallagher, General Manager of Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street commented: "We are confident that hotel guests, residents and visitors alike will be impressed by the dramatic transformation of this local landmark — formerly the Royal British Hotel. Edinburgh is an inspiring city with a rich literary heritage; this local culture has been reflected throughout the hotel design and our award-winning restaurant and bar to create something truly unique and stylish."

Tom Rowntree, IHG's Vice President for Hotel Indigo, Europe said: "Boutique is the fastest growing segment in our industry and we have a strong pipeline for Hotel Indigo next year, with 14 hotels due to open in vibrant city locations around Europe. We're delighted to have a second Hotel Indigo in Edinburgh and look forward to welcoming guests and locals to the hotel, restaurant and bar."

Each Hotel Indigo is uniquely designed to reflect the local culture, character and history of the surrounding area, artfully combining modern design, intimate service, a boutique feel and the conveniences and consistencies expected from one of the world's largest hotel groups.

Hotel Indigo Edinburgh – Princes Street will operate under a franchise agreement with The Station Hotel (Newcastle) Ltd. There are currently 20 Hotel Indigo properties in Europe, including 9 IHG hotels in Edinburgh.*

*Figures as at 31st September 2016

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The Hotel Indigo® brand is a global boutique hotel brand that delivers a refreshing and inviting guest experience that is truly reflective of the local community. From the locally inspired murals to the renewal program where the music, scent, and menu items change throughout the year, each Hotel Indigo hotel delivers a vibrant, engaging and genuine boutique experience that gives guests the confidence to step out and explore the local neighborhood.
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IHG ® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN Hotels ®, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites®, Atwell Suites and Candlewood Suites®.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns nearly 5,800 hotels and approximately 865,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with over 1,900 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 400,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally.

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