Construction has begun on Hotel Indigo Coventry, a 100-bedroom 4-star hotel, in the latest step forward for the Friargate masterplan. The five-storey hotel is the newest addition to the business district in Coventry city centre, of which TWO FRIARGATE will play a central role.
The boutique hotel will host a 100-cover fine dining restaurant as well as a gym, bar and guest lounge. Defined by striking silver and blue cladding, the new development will support the high-quality office space at TWO FRIARGATE, located adjacent to Coventry Railway station.
The bar and restaurant will enjoy a high-ceiling ground floor with extensive glazing to encourage passers-by to enjoy the new amenities. The hotel’s bedrooms will also be designed to reflect Coventry’s history and cultural heritage.
The £20 million project is set to open in the winter of 2023 and will create 40 full-time jobs in the heart of Coventry. Meanwhile, construction at TWO FRIARGATE continues at pace, with more than 130 people currently working on site as the new premier office building prepares to open in early 2023.
Speaking of the construction works underway at Hotel Indigo, Cllr Jim O’Boyle, Cabinet Member for Jobs, Regeneration and Climate Change at Coventry City Council, said:
“Delivering a high-quality, unique hotel in the heart of the Friargate masterplan has long been our ambition for this landmark project in Coventry. Hotel Indigo responds to this ambition and promises to play a vital role in our efforts to support tourism and drive regeneration across the city.
“Friargate is the ideal location, complementing the array of new developments taking shape across the masterplan, including at TWO FRIARGATE which is edging closer to completion. Visitors to this state-of-the-art office building will soon be able to enjoy Coventry-inspired hotel accommodation and fine dining from just a short walk away.”
“This new gateway to the city will unlock new jobs and economic activity for the city, and I look forward to seeing the hotel welcome its first guests next year.”