Hotel Indigo has revealed a first glimpse of its much-awaited new boutique hotel, Hotel Indigo Chester, set to open later this year under a franchise agreement with Castlebridge Hospitality.
Located in the heart of historic Chester, Hotel Indigo Chester combines local character and charm with vibrant colours and textures to give the hotel a residential look and feel.
The 75-key new build hotel has been designed by architectural firm, Franklin Ellis, and draws inspiration from three key elements of the city – the material layers of its architecture, the iconic 1897 Eastgate Clock and the world-famous Chester Racecourse.
Guests can expect an eclectic combination of fabrics, wood panelling and references to historic people and dress from the city’s past.
Hotel Indigo Chester will also feature fine-dining restaurant, Wood Chester, from award-winning 2015 MasterChef champion, Simon Wood. The design of the 96-cover restaurant will nod to Simon’s signature style to create a relaxed natural environment in which to enjoy his unintimidating fine dining.
At the heart of the restaurant will be the chef’s table and theatre kitchen, providing the perfect vista for guests to watch Simon and his team as they work. The restaurant will also feature a private dining room that will accommodate up to ten people for a meeting or dinner.
“It’s been a real joy to be involved in this hotel and signature restaurant project,” comments Ben Dudley, Partner at Franklin Ellis Architects. “Like all Hotel Indigo properties, this one is inspired by the city it’s located in and seeks to reflect the surrounding architecture and character. We have added unique elements to the interiors that are relevant to the area, including artwork of local landmarks and items that are made locally.
“On a personal note, it’s fascinating to work with Chef Simon Wood and see how his attention to every detail ensures his guests have a wonderful dining experience. I’m certain this project will be a fabulous new venue for Chester and a delightful place to stay.”