InterContinental Hotels Group will open the
Hotel Indigo Tianjin Haihe on 15 September 2012 in the historic
Chinese port city of Tianjin, just 27 minutes by bullet train from
the Chinese capital of Beijing.
Occupying an entire triangular block once home to the German
Consulate in the Former German Concession neighborhood, the
hotel’s 11 individual villas pay homage to traditional
Germanic architecture with red-brick facades and ornate cupolas.
The newly-built villa-style buildings take inspiration from the
old German Consulate, the former residence of a Russian
businessman and a local church.
The buildings are arranged
in a village-like setting overlooking an expansive courtyard
garden – a private “neighborhood within a
neighborhood” urban hotel concept.
internationally renowned design firm Silverfox has created an
inspiring and playful environment contrasting fresh contemporary
design with distinctive local elements. Tianjin’s eclectic
Orient-meets-European heritage and proximity to the Haihe
riverfront have been subtly woven into the fabric of the design.
Spread across nine of the villas, the 96 entirely
different guestrooms, including 10 suites, start at a generous 45
sqm and come in three distinctive styles: Old Cinema, Haihe
Maritime Riverfront and European Luxury. These themes pay homage to aspects of Tianjin’s history and geography, from screening the
first non-silent movie in China, to the Hai River that dissects
the city, and the global influences of the city’s Concession-era
All rooms offer an extensive range of
amenities, including high-tech entertainment systems,
complimentary high-speed internet access, spa-style bathrooms and
customized furnishings and artworks by local artists.
“Hotel Indigo Tianjin Haihe is something
totally different for Tianjin,” said General Manager, Ringo Poon.
“The hotel’s style, look and feel is not only fresh and exciting,
but unique for Tianjin and China. The hotel has real distinct
character, and takes at its heart, the best of Tianjin’s storied
history and culture – something that Hotel Indigo represents.”
A taste of local flavor extends to the hotel’s neighborhood
restaurant and bar. Albert’s café, named after Albert Kissling who
opened the first foreign restaurant in Tianjin, features an
eclectic mix of European dishes favorites steeped in local Tianjin
history. Signature drinking destination Blaue Engel, a boutique
beer house and eatery, opens to the street-front allowing guests
to mingle with locals. Named after the first international movie
to be screened in China and the first non-silent German movie, Blaue Engel is destined to become
one of the neighborhood’s favorite
after-work watering holes.
The basement is a wellness zone featuring
FIT gym and 20-metre indoor heated pool with skylights to
the garden above.
Hotel Indigo Tianjin also offers 222 sqm
of multi-functional event spaces, including TJs on the third floor
of the lobby villa, offering lounge chairs and chill-out areas,
and three smaller conference rooms named Dehua, Lianhua and Wenhua
for up to 30 people.
Hotel Indigo Tianjin Haihe is located on Jiefang South Road in the
Xiaobailou CBD just a three-minute walk from the Xiawafang subway
station, 10 minutes by taxi from Tianjin Train Station and a 25
minute taxi journey from Tianjin Binhai International Airport.
The hotel will be the third to open in Greater
China for Hotel Indigo, following openings in Shanghai in 2010 and
Xiamen in 2012.
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