IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) and Mori Trust Co Ltd have signed a partnership agreement to open Hotel Indigo Nagasaki Glover Street in late 2024.
The landmark deal marks the beginning of a significant new partnership between IHG, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, and Mori Trust, one of Japan’s best-known real estate development and hospitality companies. The hotel will be Japan’s fifth Hotel Indigo when it opens, continuing the growth of the brand that already includes hotels in Hakone Gora, Karuizawa and Inuyama, along with the upcoming Hotel Indigo Tokyo Shibuya, which is scheduled to open later in 2024.
With 270 open or pipeline hotels worldwide1, Hotel Indigo is a lifestyle boutique hotel brand that is built around ‘neighbourhood stories’ that tickle guests’ curiosity by incorporating the character of the city and its unique history and culture into every detail of the hotel design, artwork, service and experience. (*)
Hotel Indigo Nagasaki Glover Street will debut at an enviable address in Nagasaki’s Minami Yamate area, with spectacular views from its hilltop location overlooking Nagasaki Port. Once a settlement that was home to foreign consulates and residences, the area boasts a treasure trove of stories that will stimulate the curiosity of visitors.
With so much history to draw from, the hotel’s Neighbourhood Story will be “Travelling through Time and Space: Japanese, Chinese and Dutch Labyrinths”, highlighting ‘Wakaran’ (Japanese ‘Wa’, Chinese ‘Ka’ and Dutch ‘Ran’), where Western and Eastern customs and cultures have intersected.
Hotel Indigo Nagasaki Glover Street will be housed in a rare, historic Romanesque red-brick building. It will coincide with the revitalization of the nearby “Old Glover Residence”, national treasure “Oura Tenshudo”, and several other nearby 19th century buildings as part of the National Government’s Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings. The hotel will have approx. 70 rooms as well as dining facilities and a fitness centre.
IHG Hotels & Resorts Japan & Micronesia Managing Director and CEO of IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan, Abhijay Sandilya said: ‘We are deeply honoured to be partnering with Mori Trust, one of Japan’s largest and most respected real estate development and hospitality companies. The signing of Hotel Indigo Nagasaki Glover Street demonstrates the ongoing momentum for the Hotel Indigo brand in this market, as it continues to welcome travellers from around the world with unique and fascinating stay experiences that only Japan can offer. I’d like to thank Mori Trust and Date san for putting their confidence in IHG and the Hotel Indigo brand, and we look forward to building a successful partnership long into the future.”
Miwako Date, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mori Trust Co., said: “We are very pleased to partner with IHG Hotels & Resorts to open new Hotel Indigo in the historic Minami Yamate area of Nagasaki. Nagasaki City is blessed with rich tourism resources, such as the ‘Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding, and Coal Industry,’ which were registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2015. We are actively promoting the preservation of traditional buildings. In the future, Nagasaki is expected to attract domestic and foreign tourists and tourism consumption, and we hope that we will be able to continue to provide our guests with history and culture through accommodation, and to disseminate new value.”
IHG Hotels & Resorts is one of Japan’s leading international hotel operators, with 44 hotels under six brands: InterContinental, Kimpton, ANA Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Hotel Indigo. Eight more hotels are scheduled to open in the future, including Regent Hotels & Resorts, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spa, voco Hotels and the Vignette Collection. IHG will continue to focus on business development in Japan and aim to further expand its portfolio.
 143 open hotels and 127 pipeline hotels
 As of March 2023
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