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Australia’s first Hotel Indigo opening in Adelaide on 1 March 2021

IHG Hotels & Resorts’ boutique lifestyle brand, Hotel Indigo, will debut in Australia with the opening of Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets on 1 March. The much-anticipated 145-room hotel with its intriguing design features, deep connections to the neighbourhood and exemplary culinary offerings is set to become a vibrant cultural hub for locals and visitors, a hallmark of other Hotel Indigo properties around the world.

Located next to the lively Adelaide Central Market, the hotel will champion local producers in its two restaurants – Market & Meander Eatery and Bar, as well as rooftop raw food bar, Merrymaker which will be the highest rooftop bar in Adelaide.

Housed on the site of a former textile factory, the property’s “Raw and Refined” design ethos will celebrate the neighbourhood’s commercial past with an exciting blend of heritage-listed and modern architecture as well as eye-catching contemporary design features.

The hotel’s public spaces will feature striking brick archways mimicking those in Adelaide Central Market, colourful street art-inspired murals by acclaimed Australian collage artists including Tristan Kerr and an exposed terracotta brick feature wall etched with intriguing neighbourhood references such as “Six o’clock Swill” and “Mad March” – the name given to Festival month in the city.

Continuing that cultural tribute, exclusive Adelaide Festival-inspired poster art will adorn corridors and rooms, while a rotating selection of artworks will create an engaging, ever-changing backdrop in public spaces.

“Hotel Indigo has paved its way across the globe as a truly fascinating brand designed to draw inspiration and spark curiosity from the roots of its surrounding neighbourhoods.  With our ideal location right next door to the iconic Adelaide Central Market and near the newly renovated Her Majesty’s Theatre, Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets will be the perfect escape for visitors and locals looking for a new way to connect with Adelaide” said General Manager, Thomas Zinn.

Inspiring local design

Just as no two neighbourhoods are alike, no two Hotel Indigos are the same. The hotel’s 145 oversized rooms and suites will all feature unique design touches, drawing on local neighbourhood cues.

These will include copper fixtures – a nod to South Australia’s copper mining heritage, contemporary light wood furnishings and colourful rugs depicting the distinctive tessellated tile pattern often used in traditional Adelaide homes. Bathrooms will have modern two-head rainfall showers and premium Biology bath amenities, supporting the hotel’s green ethos with large-format bottles and environmentally friendly packaging.

Bedheads will be emblazoned with eye-catching Festival-inspired murals while floor-to-ceiling windows will provide majestic views over the city toward the Adelaide Hills and all rooms will contain local touchpoints such as teas by local supplier T Bar.

The hotel’s 25 suites will feature luxurious king size beds, espresso machines and minibars featuring locally sourced items including a pre-batched Wattleseed Negroni from Lot 100 in the Adelaide Hills, Floral as Hell Gin by local distiller, Blend Etiquette and the delicious Inch Licorice Block by Adelaide-based Melba’s Chocolates.

Eighteen premium suites will also have balconies, a true rarity in the city.

Location, location, location

Much like their counterparts around the world, Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets is perfectly positioned in a culturally-rich neighbourhood. Located in the heart of Adelaide’s vibrant market precinct, this hotel is a gateway through which to discover the city’s most inspiring stories.

The hotel is located just steps from the bountiful fresh local produce and colourful characters at Adelaide Central Market, with other nearby attractions including Chinatown, with its host of authentic Asian eateries, and the multicultural gourmet thoroughfares of Grote and Gouger Streets, where you can find everything from authentic Japanese yakitori to chargrilled Argentinian-style steaks.

In addition to fantastic food options, the neighbourhood’s laneways are lined with inviting bars to catch a pre-dinner drink including retro chic cocktail bar Lotus Lounge, craft brew specialist 55ml and small-batch gin distiller Prohibition Liquor Co.

The hotel is also walking distance from many of the city’s big-ticket attractions including Rundle Mall, Adelaide Botanic Garden, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Zoo and Art Gallery of South Australia. It also has convenient transport access with a free CBD tram stop nearby.

Locally-loved destination dining

Inspired culinary experiences build on the brand’s legacy of restaurants that become neighbourhood favourites. Guests at Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets will discover menus that showcase the meal’s provenance, with a focus on all things local.

As the city’s highest rooftop bar, Merrymaker will offer a mesmerising panorama of the CBD and Adelaide Hills from its 16th-floor vantage point. Utilising the freshest regional produce – think organic oysters from Coffin Bay and cured meats from Adelaide Central Market – the raw food-focused venue will offer a mouth-watering selection of local seafood, charcuterie and cheeses prepared in an open kitchen. Guests will be able to enjoy more than 25 award-winning gins plus a wide range of South Australian wines and craft beers.

Market & Meander will be a ground-floor all-day dining venue that champions local produce while honouring the district’s multicultural influences. Signature dishes will include slow-cooked smoked brisket and delicious free-range chicken prepared on an authentic South American-style parrilla grill. The drinks menu will showcase South Australia’s enviable range of wines and craft beers, including a bespoke beer created by Goodieson Brewery in McLaren Vale.

Guests will also enjoy the local design touches found in this bar and eatery with its colour scheme inspired by long-serving South Australian premier Don Dunstan, who was famous for his social advocacy and flamboyant pink shorts.

The local focus doesn’t end with the food. The venue will utilise hand-crafted crockery and glassware by Adelaide-based Caslake and Pedler Glass, plus artisan knives forged from recycled materials by Dog Boy Knives in Brompton.

Overseeing both restaurants will be 35-year-old Italian chef Gabriele Pezzimenti, who honed his skills at three Michelin-starred Da Vittorio in his home-town Bergamo, Italy before working at high-profile venues in the USA, Spain and Dubai.

Fitness and functions

In addition to a well-equipped 24/7 fitness centre, the property will have a 13m outdoor infinity pool, two boardroom-style meeting rooms and the option to hold events on the mezzanine level and rooftop.

King Standard rooms start from $250.00 per night.

For further information please visit  www.hotelindigo.com/adelaide

For bookings, please contact reservations.indigoadelaide@ihg.com or +61 8 8472 2400

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