Marking the brand’s 60th hotel opening in its 10th anniversary year
Singapore, 19th September 2014 — InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today debuts its boutique brand, Hotel Indigo, in France, with the opening of Hotel Indigo® Paris – Opera at the heart of the capital’s entertainment district. The new hotel marks a milestone for the brand as the 60th Hotel Indigo hotel globally, opening in the brand’s 10th anniversary year.
Hotel Indigo® Paris – Opera is set in the elegant Opera quartier of Paris, defined by its centuries-old love affair with the stage. Encircled by the most prestigious theatres, music halls and opera houses in France – as well as lesser-known but equally enthralling venues – each evening the neighbourhood comes to life with culture-hungry locals and tourists alike. Inspired by Molière and shaped by Haussmann, the area is best known for its ornate opera house: The Palais Garnier, which provided the inspiration for Gaston Leroux’s world famous ‘Phantom of the Opera’.
As IHG’s boutique brand, every Hotel Indigo property is designed to reflect the local neighbourhood. From the building design to the hotel’s artwork to the locally inspired menus, every Hotel Indigo is unique to its surroundings, so no two hotels are the same. Hotel Indigo Paris – Opera truly reflects the fabric of its neighbourhood. Unique touches echo the area’s cultural charm and opulent architecture throughout the hotel. Traditional fabrics and opera-inspired murals blend perfectly with modern Parisian design to create a beautiful, unique interior.
After a day of enjoying the delights of the city’s individual arrondissements as well as both hidden and world-famous landmarks, Hotel Indigo Paris – Opera offers guests the perfect place for a refreshing drink or bite to eat. These include Tartare(s) Restaurant inspired by Chef Christophe Raoux – a first-of-its-kind bar and restaurant created in homage to one of France’s most-loved delicacies – tartare. Tartare(s) will explore the concept of raw food through a variety of ingredients including meat, fish, cheese, vegetables and fruit, all in a contemporary Parisian setting. The food will be complemented by expertly selected wine pairings both traditional and surprising.
Vincent Poulingue, General Manager, Hotel Indigo Paris – Opera comments, “Hotel Indigo Paris – Opera is located right at the heart of the action. Paris is brimming with history and culture, and this neighbourhood provides the perfect base for exploring our enchanting city. We look forward to welcoming guests and helping them to explore both the famous landmarks and hidden gems located on every corner” Tom Rowntree, Vice President Brand Management Upscale & Luxury Brands, Europe
IHG said, “We’re proud to be opening our first Hotel Indigo in France in the key location of Paris. The hotel has been designed to reflect all of the charm and style of this fashionable and dynamic city, to give guests a truly Parisian experience. The Hotel Indigo brand continues to grow from strength to strength. We opened Hotel Indigo Madrid – Gran Via, Hotel Indigo Rome – St. George and Hotel Indigo St. Petersburg Tchaikovskogo earlier this year and have a further 13* hotels in the pipeline.”
The Hotel Indigo brand was launched in the United States in 2004, making it one of IHG’s youngest brands and today, there are over 100 hotels in the global system size and pipeline combined. IHG, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, with over 4,700 hotel globally across a broad family of nine brands to meet the needs of guests, whatever the occasion. Hotel Indigo offers guests the individuality of a boutique hotel but with the benefits and reassurance of a big hotel company.
For further information or bookings, please visit www.ihg.com/hotelindigo.
* Figures as at 30th June 2014