Hotel Indigo Hong Kong set to open in 2012
29 September 2009 GMT 03:50:19 (Hong Kong)
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has signed a management contract for its first Hotel Indigo in Hong Kong with Tai Hung Fai Enterprise Co. Ltd, a real estate developer that owns over 100 properties across Hong Kong and Macau
The 150 room hotel is set to open in 2012 and will be located in Wan Chai, a distinctive district in northern Hong Kong Island known for its long and interesting history.The district is also alive with Chinese wedding card and accessory shops, tea houses, and pawn shops, all of which have witnessed the evolution of this metropolitan city. Juxtaposed with the traditional are new entertainment outlets and restaurants together with trendy interior decoration boutiques making Wan Chai an upcoming lifestyle district in one of Asia’s most dynamic cities.
The cultural and historical elements in this area will be reflected in the design of the hotel -- the architectural concept features a conspicuous dragon in burnished bronze wrapped around the building, functioning as an “eco-screen” to counteract the hot spots and solar gain. The locally popular Feng Shui culture will also be incorporated into the design.
It is yet another significant move for IHG since it launched the brand in Asia Pacific in October 2008. It subsequently signed the first Hotel Indigo on Pier 16 on the Bund in Shanghai.
“This agreement with Tai Hung Fai for a Hotel Indigo in Hong Kong underscores our ambitions to address the growing consumer need for more distinctive and unique lodging experiences,” said Keith Barr, managing director of IHG Greater China. “Hotel Indigo generates high guest satisfaction and returns for hotel owners by bringing the charm of the local neighborhood to life within the hotels.”
“We are delighted to be the owner of the very first Hotel Indigo in Hong Kong, an unique and innovative brand that will add another attractive spot to the ‘Oriental Pearl’,” said Edwin Leong, chairman of Tai Hung Fai Enterprise Co. Ltd. “With IHG’s track-record of management experience and expertise, we are confident that our partnership will be a great success.”