IHG has opened the third Hotel Indigo in Australia,
the Hotel Indigo Melbourne on
The opening of the boutique
lifestyle hotel marks the debut of Hotel Indigo in Melbourne on
one of the city’s most iconic roads.
Flinders Lane runs the entire
length of the city and is a prominent feature in the bustling CBD. The
eastern end is home to the city’s most renowned restaurants
while the western end pays homage to its seafaring and gold mining
heritage with amazing architecture, warehouses and hidden
The hotel, owned and operated by
Pro-invest Group, features 216 guest rooms which have
been inspired by the intriguing and colourful legends of its
Flinders Lane neighbourhood, primarily the internationally
acclaimed fashion photographer, Helmut Newton whose original
studio was nearby.
Newton became one of the most famous fashion
photographers in the world, known for his edgy work that featured
the likes of Grace Jones, David Bowie and Andy Warhol.
Newton’s work was a muse for the hotel’s design
and guests will see fashion, art and runway combine with interiors
paying homage to the photographic art form – starting with a
dramatic lobby-gallery space and lounge filled with collected
pieces and a specially designed selfie booth for guests to capture
their own Newton-esque memory.
The ‘lights, camera, action’ themed design by
Australian-firm Suede Interiors continues throughout the guest
rooms featuring commissioned works by local artists,
work desks and city views across a patchwork of heritage
and new buildings.
A mezzanine level fitness centre with body
weight powered equipment will open in October, whilst meeting and event
facilities for up to 200 guests are scheduled to be ready in early 2024.
confident our intriguing Flinders Lane neighbourhood, the Helmut
Newton inspired styling and stories of the city artfully weaved
into everything we do will fascinate and inspire our guests to
discover Melbourne in new ways,” said Joseph Simmons, the hotel's
With 143 open and 128 in the pipeline globally,
Hotel Indigo is one of the world’s fastest growing boutique
Hotel Indigo Melbourne on Flinders joins Hotel
Indigo Brisbane City Centre and Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets,
with Hotel Indigo Sydney Potts Point set to open by the end of the
“No two Hotel Indigos are alike,
and with Melbourne as its neighbourhood inspiration Hotel Indigo
Melbourne on Flinders will be an exceptional example of the
brand’s culturally rich boutique offering as we continue to evolve
IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Luxury & Lifestyle category – from the
hotel’s intriguing art and fashion-led design to its culinary
offering built around the unique tale of Melbourne’s Flinders
Lane,” said Matt Tripolone, Managing Director, IHG Hotels &
Resorts – Australasia & Pacific.
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