Hotel Indigo in Coventry has now opened to the public

Hotel Indigo in Coventry opened to the public on Wednesday the 24th of January. The architecture and interiors for this upscale boutique hotel were designed by Chapman Taylor.

The recently completed 4-Star Hotel Indigo features 101 guest rooms along with a high-end restaurant, equipped with a versatile private dining and meeting room facility. Additionally, a 40-cover bar and a guest lounge welcome visitors on the ground floor to ensure lively street frontage and a vibrant atmosphere. Amenities also include a dedicated guest multi-gym, complete with weights and resistance training machines.

The hotel was developed by Castlebridge Group, a property company with a strong track record of delivering high-quality, sustainable developments across the UK.

Hotel Indigo is a boutique hotel brand that is part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). The brand is known for its unique design, personalised service, and locally inspired experiences.

Hotel Indigo interior design concept

Our design team developed unique themes that drew inspiration from Coventry's local heritage and rich history of innovation to provide a narrative for the guestrooms and public spaces. Each narrative was whimsically interpreted, like finding the ‘Elephant in the Room’ (the elephant being a historic symbol for Coventry). References to Coventry's automobile industry and cycling heritage abound, ensuring guests discover something new on each visit.

The new Hotel Indigo Coventry is located in the heart of the city, opposite the Council’s new headquarters, which together form part of the wider Friargate business district masterplan, funded by a joint venture between Coventry City Council and Friargate LLP. The masterplan is a new entry point to the city from Coventry train station including the extended Greyfriars Green Park. It is expected to create new jobs and contribute to the economic growth of the area.

Michael Swiszczowski (BA(Hons), MArch, ADPPA, ARB, RIBA)

Director, UK

Michael joined Chapman Taylor in 2016 to strengthen the practice’s residential expertise. He joined the UK Board in 2022 and continues to take an active role in developing the practice’s residential and hospitality sectors across the UK business.

He has experience working on award-winning residential projects, with a particular focus on Build-to-Rent, student accommodation, hotels, serviced apartments and modular construction.

Michael is a regular speaker at residential and property conferences where he articulates Chapman Taylor’s design approach and skill sets. He is also a RIBA-elected member of the Regional Council for RIBA North West.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Build-to-Rent / Student Accommodation / Hotels

Gavin King

Director, UK

Gavin joined Chapman Taylor in 2021 to help reinforce and expand our capability in the workplace sector, in which he has more than 25 years of award-winning experience working as an Interior Designer with global clients, government agencies, academia and professional services organisations.

Having worked on projects with a diverse range of well-known clients, Gavin has extensive experience in leading multidisciplinary teams and is frequently invited to contribute to roundtable discussions and networking events. He is able to quickly build strong relationships with clients and end-users and excels at briefing and engagement.

Gavin passionately believes in working with clients and collaboratively including them in the design process, and he has a keen interest in how design can support business change, believing there is a need to focus on delivering economically successful projects that support clients in their business objectives.

Areas of expertise:

Interiors / Workplace / Mixed-Use / Project Leadership / Client Liaison / Delivery

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