The hotel will operate under a franchise agreement with St James’ Hotels Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Somerston Group, a long-standing IHG partner.
The Bath hotel is Somerston’s first Hotel Indigo property and forms part of a larger portfolio of Hotel Indigo hotels being developed by the group. The hotel is expected to open towards the end of 2016.
The 121-room property will be rebranded from two existing hotels and a restaurant all located in a Grade 1-listed historic Georgian building on South Parade. It will feature a restaurant, bar and gym.
Hotel Indigo Bath will be located in the heart of Bath city centre, close to Bath Abbey and to the famous Thermae Bath Spa.
Anna Corkill, IHG’s Development Director for the UK, said: “The boutique hotel market is the fastest growing segment in the industry and our pioneering Hotel Indigo brand is leading the field in Europe. We’re thrilled to have found such a perfect site in Bath and we’re looking forward to working with St James’ Hotels Group to open a brand-defining Hotel Indigo property.”