InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed for the first Hotel Indigo-branded property in Cyprus.
Hotel Indigo Cyprus Larnaca will open its doors at the close of 2019 under a franchise agreement with Quality Group and Sunnyseeker Hotels – a rapidly expanding hotel management company currently operating a number of hotels across the country under the ownership of Quality Group.
The announcement closely follows the brand’s recent debut in Venice, Italy, with a further six openings to follow in the next three to five years.
On the development, managing director – Southern Europe, IHG, Eric Viale declared: “Cyprus is already a popular European leisure destination and Larnaca is transforming into a real business and leisure hub in the country. This makes it a great location for Hotel Indigo, and we are delighted to partner with Quality Group and Sunnyseeker Hotels to bring the brand’s unique designs and distinctive guest experience to the city.
“This signing shows good momentum for Hotel Indigo, which has had significant owner interest here in Europe, and I’m excited for more to come for the brand in this region and beyond,” he concluded.
Having recently celebrated opening in 100 vibrant neighbourhoods around the world, Hotel Indigo signed for 33 new hotels in 2018 and is now set to double its portfolio over the next three to five years. Current properties in operation in Southern Europe include Madrid (Gran Via), Barcelona, Rome and Paris, with recent debuts in Venice and Milan and pipeline developments opening in Belgrade in 2019, Verona in 2020 and Gibraltar in 2021.
CEO and president, Quality Group, Savvas Kakos said: “Quality Group is extremely happy and proud to welcome one of the most renowned hotel groups to the city of Larnaca.
Unique and intriguing by definition, and one of the world’s biggest boutique brands, Hotel Indigo is now part of the wider area of Saint Lazarus and a perfect addition to the heart of the city. On behalf of Quality Group, I convey my strong faith and certainty that this brand-new and organic collaboration with IHG and Hotel Indigo will leave its mark on the hotel industry in Cyprus.”
IHG’s portfolio is one of the strongest in the Europe marketplace with more than 700 hotels, of which 187 are in Southern Europe and 37 properties in the pipeline. IHG’s Southern Europe region covers France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Turkey, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Albania, Slovenia, Malta, Andorra and Gibraltar.