Work begins on £20m boutique Coventry hotel

Coventry Indigo Hotel Const

Leamington Spa-based property developer Castlebridge has broken ground on a £20 million hotel project in Coventry city centre.

Once complete, the Hotel Indigo will feature 100 rooms designed with Coventry’s history in mind. It will also have a gym, restaurant and bar which will be available to both hotel guests and the public.

Jenna Dienn, Director of Castlebridge said: “We are delighted to be breaking ground in Coventry, this Hotel Indigo will be a great addition to our portfolio and a huge success. It has been a tough time for everyone over the past couple of years but as a team we have made this project happen. We look forward to the opening the doors in winter 2023.”

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Partners Coventry City Council and primary contractor Bowmer & Kirkland joined Castlebridge at the Friargate site on Friday (8 June) to officially open the Hotel Indigo project.

Hotel Indigo is a boutique hotel brand controlled by Denham-based IHG Hotels & Resorts. They are designed to reflect their locality, taking inspiration from the people, places and experiences in the surrounding area.

Hotel Indigo CGI
CGI image of the future five-storey Hotel Indigo in Coventry’s Friargate district

Councillor Jim O’Boyle, cabinet member for jobs, regeneration and climate change, said:  “We have always said a high quality, unique hotel was needed in the city centre to support our ambitions to grow tourism and help drive the city’s regeneration and now here we are, with work underway.

“Friargate is the ideal location too – right next to the railway station which has just had £82 million of investment to improve it as a gateway to the city and a short walk from the city centre.

“I look forward to seeing the hotel take shape and of course the jobs it will create now as part of the construction and of course when it opens next year.”

Once opened, the hotel is expected to create 42 full-time and 21 part-time roles managed by Castlebridge Hospitality.

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