In one of the first major signing announcements of the new year, InterContinental Hotels Group will expand the Hotel Indigo label to Sydney as part of a mammoth new tower being constructed on top of City Tattersalls Club in the CBD.
The 49-storey tower, designed by Australian architecture firm BVN and revealed in July last year, will see Hotel Indigo Sydney Central manage a 110-room hotel amid a development which will also include 246 residential apartments. The tower forms part of a major redevelopment of the site, which includes the 125-year old members club.
Facilities at the new hotel will include an event space, business lounge, health and wellbeing facilities, retail options and a variety of new restaurants. All facilities will be open to permanent residents as well as hotel guests. Tattersalls will also maintain and operate its on-site fitness centre which will also be open to residents and guests.
The signing of Hotel Indigo Sydney Central continues the strong momentum of the brand in the Australasian region and comes a few weeks ahead of its maiden opening, with Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets ready to welcome guests in the South Australian capital city. New destinations including Melbourne and Auckland are also earmarked for the brand’s ongoing expansion.
IHG Vice President, Development – Australasia, Japan & Pacific, Abhijay Sandilya, said it was an honour to partner with one of Sydney’s oldest and most beloved business and sporting clubs.
“It’s clear that our boutique neighbourhood brand has truly resonated with guests and owners, and I’m looking forward to seeing how City Tattersalls Club’s rich history plays into the neighbourhood story to create a spectacular hotel.
“With a perfect location in the very heart of Sydney and the development’s fantastic facilities, Hotel Indigo Sydney Centre will undoubtedly become a favourite destination for business and leisure guests alike.”
City Tattersalls CEO, Marcelo Veloz, said months of careful assessment work had identified Hotel Indigo as the perfect fit for its club and for the CBD.
“When we made the decision to open a hotel as part of our exciting new development, we knew it would not only need to be a brand that would do justice to the history of the City Tattersalls Club legacy, it would need the power of a global system behind it as travel ramps up again in 2021.”
The overall project is a collaboration between the City Tattersalls Club, Singapore-based First Sponsor Group Limited and ICD Property.
Hotel Indigo Sydney Central is currently on track to open in 2025.