Design creates a new city landmark in Hotel Indigo

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    Liverpool architects Falconer Chester Hall’s (FCH) design for a new hotel has created a genuine city centre visual landmark.The £15m Hotel Indigo’s striking façade overlooking Liverpool’s Chapel Street is a key component in the design of the building and one that is already attracting enormous attention.

    The luxury four-star boutique hotel is part of the InterContinental Hotels Group, and will be managed by Sanguine Hospitality.

    Newly-opened, the 151-bedroom hotel is situated in the business district, on one of the oldest streets in the city. It also features a Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Bar and Grill.

    The hotel follows the desire of the parent group that Indigo Hotels should be unique and reflective of the history of their surroundings.

    FCH drew inspiration from the site’s heritage as a trading spot for cotton in the distinctive colour palette for the façade. Chapel Street was a prominent player in a city where 60% of all cotton imported from America once arrived.

    “Using a blend of glass and stone cladding in the façade has helped the building emerge from its surroundings while remaining complementary to the local architecture,” said FCH Managing Director Adam Hall.

    “The coloured glass panels contrast with the more subdued tones of the cladding.”

    The design inspiration is not exclusive to the exterior of the hotel, as FCH ensured that the interior colour scheme, fabrics and decoration stayed true to the spirit of the hotel site’s antecedents through its new Interiors team.

    Even the choice of photography highlights the local context of the hotel.

    The hotel’s interior design – except the Marco Pierre White restaurant – was carried out by Falconer Chester Hall’s newly-created Interiors team.

    Daniel Fountain / 23.06.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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