InterContinental Hotels Group has expanded its
portfolio of Indigo hotels to the birthplace of William
The newly opened Hotel Indigo - Stratford
upon Avon features 93 guest rooms with designs inspired by the
history of the local neighbourhood.
Each guest room pays homage to the town’s
heritage, by using classic English materials such as wool and raw
wood. Rooms have been divided into three categories:
- The Tudor Rooms display the tradition of the
16th century building and offer a path to the past, with views of
Shakespeare’s New Place, his residential home in later life.
- The Georgian Townhouse is inspired by
Shakespeare’s Theatre, the rooms combine a touch of luxury with
- The Contemporary Rooms in the new wing offer a
sophisticated and elegant design drawing from its more recent 20th
All guest rooms are fitted with a Hypnos bed, Nespresso coffee
machine, a 40-inch flat screen TV and IHG Connect, IHG’s seamless
internet experience for guests.
Meanwhile, the hotel’s exterior offers a blend
of tradition and modernity. The beautiful Grade 1 Listed façade
dates back to the 16th century and was originally a public house.
More recently, the building has been extended to include a new
contemporary wing from the 1960s. Throughout the property, guests
will find a carefully curated selection of contemporary artwork,
murals and 3D artifacts inspired by Shakespeare.
Carl Davies-Phillips, General Manager, Hotel
Indigo – Stratford upon Avon, said, “We are excited to have
officially opened the doors to Hotel Indigo – Stratford Upon Avon.
The hotel is a prime example of how Hotel Indigo brings the
outside in; drawing on the local neighbourhood to inspire every
aspect of each hotel, from intriguing design to locally inspired
menus. From the restaurant onsite to the exclusive private garden,
the hotel is a great place for locals to gather with friends and
family. We look forward to welcoming many guests to enjoy
Stratford upon Avon, Shakespeare’s home town.”
The hotel features a restaurant and bar, The
headed by Executive Chef Mike Robinson, co-owner of the
Michelin-starred Harwood Arms in Fulham, whose passion for British
produce and sustainable wild food is well renowned. A large
wood-fired oven and charcoal grill will form the focal point of
the restaurant, where guests can watch chefs as they prepare the
finest British deer, wild boar, beef and Hebridean lamb.
The restaurant also has a Feasting Room that
serves as a breakfast room by day, and by night transforms into a
private dining room. For those who wish to dine in true British
tradition, the theatrical and tapestried Feasting Room is
available for hire, complete with a long central table for up to
The Falcon Tea Room has been named as a deliberate nod to the
building’s past as the renowned Falcon Hotel. Nestled amongst The
Falcon’s historic wood panelling and crackling fireplaces, you
will find one of Stratford upon Avon’s most elegant afternoon teas. By
night, the space is transformed into a cocktail bar.
There are currently 103 Hotel Indigo properties
open globally with another 99 in the pipeline, including Japan’s
first Hotel Indigo, Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora due to open later
this year. In Europe alone, there are 31 hotels opened in key neighbourhoods with a further 18 due to open in the next 3-5
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