Hotel Indigo makes Australian debut next to Adelaide Markets

by James Wilkinson

IHG’s popular lifestyle brand Hotel Indigo has made its Australian debut in Adelaide this week (March 1) in the heart of the food-loving city.

The 145-room Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets property features intriguing design features, deep connections to the neighbourhood and exemplary culinary offerings, according to General Manager, Thomas Zinn.

“Hotel Indigo has paved its way across the globe as a truly fascinating brand designed to draw inspiration and spark curiosity from the roots of its surrounding neighbourhoods,” he said.

“With our ideal location right next door to the iconic Adelaide Central Market and near the newly renovated Her Majesty’s Theatre, Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets will be the perfect escape for visitors and locals looking for a new way to connect with Adelaide.”

The property is located next to the bustling Adelaide Central Market and as such, champions local producers in its two restaurants, Market and Meander Eatery and Bar, as well as rooftop raw food bar, Merrymaker.

Located next to the lively Adelaide Central Market, the hotel will champion local producers in its two restaurants – Market & Meander Eatery and Bar, as well as rooftop raw food bar, Merrymaker which will be the highest rooftop bar in Adelaide.

Housed on the site of a former textile factory, Zinn said the property’s “Raw and Refined” design ethos celebrates the neighbourhood’s commercial past with an exciting blend of heritage-listed and modern architecture as well as eye-catching contemporary design features.

He said the hotel’s public spaces feature striking brick archways mimicking those in Adelaide Central Market, colourful street art-inspired murals by acclaimed Australian collage artists including Tristan Kerr and an exposed terracotta brick feature wall etched with intriguing neighbourhood references such as ‘Six o’clock Swill’ and ‘Mad March”, the name given to Festival month in the city.

The hotel’s 25 suites feature luxurious Sealy king size beds, espresso machines and minibars featuring locally sourced items including a pre-batched Wattleseed Negroni from Lot 100 in the Adelaide Hills, Floral as Hell Gin by local distiller, Blend Etiquette and the delicious Inch Licorice Block by Adelaide-based Melba’s Chocolates.
Eighteen premium suites will also have balconies, a true rarity in the city.

Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets King Standard rooms start from AU$250 per night.