IHG Hotels & Resorts’ boutique lifestyle brand, Hotel Indigo, debuts in Australia with the exciting opening of Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets on 1 March.
The keenly-anticipated 145-room hotel with its intriguing design features, deep connections to the neighbourhood and diverse culinary offerings is set to become a vibrant cultural hub for locals and visitors.
Located next to the lively Adelaide Central Market, the hotel plans to 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 also 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.
At first glance, we’re loving the unique look and feel.
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.
Tell us about the rooms
The hotel’s 145 oversized rooms and suites all feature unique design touches, drawing on local neighbourhood cues.
These 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 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. Nice.
The bedheads are 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 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.
What about the 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.
Other nearby attractions include 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.
The hotel is also within 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.
And don’t forget the food
Guests at Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets will discover menus that showcase the meal’s provenance, with a focus on all things local.
Merrymaker offers a mesmerising panorama of the CBD and Adelaide Hills from its 16th-floor vantage point as the city’s highest rooftop bar. 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. Yumbo
Market & Meander is 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.
Enjoy 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.
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.
Hotel indigo opens on 1 March with King Standard rooms starting from $250.00 per night.
For more information visit www.hotelindigo.com/adelaide
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