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Hotel Indigo set to Open in Coventry

Published: Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Hotel Indigo

A new four star hotel is set to be built in the heart of Coventry - complete with a fine dining restaurant and themed bars.

Over £1million is going to be spent by the city council to prepare the land for a developer to build the hotel near Friargate.

Set to be operated by Hotel Indigo, the hotel itself would offer 100 beds and a 100-seater fine dining restaurant on the ground floor for the general public and guests to use and people could also spend an evening sipping drinks on a new roof terrace set to be created.  

The opening would also see 40 new jobs created in the city in time for it year of City of Culture in 2021.

When could it open?

The proposed scheme is due to be submitted for planning consideration in the Autumn. Work could start as early as the first quarter of next year if the plans are approved.

Hotel Indigo already operates in over 120 locations worldwide including nearby Stratford-Upon-Avon.

You can see how the historic hotel there was refurbished below:

Sneak peek inside newly-refurbished historic hotel

Cllr Jim O'Boyle, Cabinet member for Jobs and Regeneration, is optimistic that the Coventry hotel could be open for guests in Spring 2021.

He added: “I’m delighted that we are set to bring such a great hotel, a premium brand within the hotel sector, to our city, and it’s fantastic that they’ve chosen to come to Coventry.

"I hope work can get underway quickly with opening set for Spring 2021.

"Having a top-quality hotel in the city centre has been too long coming. But here we are – a fantastic brand is coming and is going to help make Coventry a popular and diverse tourist destination. 

"The fact that we can now attract a four star hotel investment says a lot about how far the city has come. They believe Coventry is the right place for them and that sends an important signal to others.

"It’s also important that we use this opportunity to create jobs for local people, both in the development and the running of the hotel.  We have had discussions about how we maximise opportunities for local people in the construction and operational phases.”

The Council will also approve the lease of 50 car parking spaces, located within the new rail station multi-story car park, to the hotel in order to accommodate its guests.

The proposals will first go to Cabinet on the 27 August 2019 and then will be further discussed at Council on 3 September 2019.