InterContinental Hotels Group has expanded its rapidly growing Hotel Indigo brand to Manchester, England.
The Hotel Indigo Manchester – Victoria Station is adjacent to Exchange Square, one of the city’s most popular shopping districts.
The hotel features 187 rooms, with design inspired by Manchester’s rich and colourful history.
The exterior of the hotel is a beautifully restored Grade II listed building, featuring an eye-catching contemporary tower, providing views of the city’s skyline.
The hotel’s three room designs combine Manchester’s industrial past with modern luxury and style. Raw materials feature throughout the hotel, such as bare brick walls in the reception, complemented by iron pulleys and rope connecting to lights which have bespoke weaved baskets as shades.
The bedrooms pay homage to Manchester’s cotton mill heritage by using rich, raw cotton on the bed, contrasting with green velvet, which gives the rooms an added sense of luxury. Drawing from Manchester’s literary and printing past, features also include lamps with books as stands and artwork in the form of metal lettering on the walls along with china pattern motifs which reference Manchester’s love of tea.
The hotel will feature a restaurant and bar, Mamucium, headed by award-winning Mancunian chef Andrew Green. Named after the Roman fort that was the birthplace of modern Manchester, the 120-seat restaurant will serve a menu of classic, locally sourced food, topped off with a Northern spin. The venue’s centrepiece will be a stunning, silestone and brass bar area. There will also be a cosy café, M Café, within the restored building.
Hotel Indigo Manchester – Victoria Station General Manager James McDevitt said: “We are truly proud to launch Hotel Indigo Manchester – Victoria Station. The hotel is situated in a prime location for those visiting Manchester and who wish to see and appreciate the city’s artistic side. Working with local designers, the interiors reflect the creative personality of the area, whilst reinforcing this first-class hotel we have created.”
There are currently 27 Hotel Indigo properties in Europe with another 17 due to open in the next three-five years.