InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a
management agreement with Katong Holdings to develop Singapore's
first Hotel Indigo property at Joo Chiat, one of the country's key
The 131-room Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong will
mark the entry of IHG's boutique brand onto Singapore's shores.
The deal will also see the development of the
third and largest Holiday Inn Express in Singapore: the 451-room
Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong.
Both hotels will be located
in the Joo Chiat neighbourhood of Katong in the eastern part of
Singapore, a short 15-minute drive from Changi
Airport and in close proximity to the upcoming Marine Parade metro station.
Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong will
feature an all-day dining restaurant and a second food and
beverage outlet. The hotel will also have one meeting room, a swimming pool, fitness centre
and a "sanctuary space". Free Wi-Fi will be available in guest
rooms and throughout the hotel.
Both hotels are expected to open in 2016.
Clarence Tan, Senior Vice President,
Development, Asia, Middle East and Africa, IHG, said, "The
opening of these two hotels in partnership with Katong Holdings
Private Limited will be significant milestones for our presence in
Singapore. There is a great story to tell with the rich heritage
of the Joo Chiat area, which makes it the perfect location for our
first Hotel Indigo. We will design the hotel to bring out the neighbourhood story in true Hotel Indigo fashion. Opening our
third Holiday Inn Express alongside it means we are able to help
our value-conscious guests experience the authentic ethnic
cultures of Singapore from a whole new part of the city."
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