Hotel Indigo, the first-ever hotel in the Middle East. The flagship property in the region is along the banks of the Dubai Creek, minutes away from Burj Khalifa, Downtown.
Open in summer 2020, Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown is a stone’s throw from a number of iconic landmarks and attractions, including one of the world’s largest retail hubs, The Dubai Mall.
Hotel Indigo properties offer a gateway to discover some of the world’s most inspiring locations. Each hotel brings the outside in; drawing from the local area to inspire every aspect of each hotel, from intriguing design to locally inspired menus. Designed by Godwin Austen Johnson, GAJ is one of the largest and longest-established UK architectural and design practices in the UAE.
Hotel IndigoDubai Downtown is no exception, taking inspiration from the story of its neighborhood areas to help guests feel part of the destination.
For centuries, the Creek has been the city’s epicenter of trade. Visitors to the area can still see the hustle and bustle of this fascinating tradition, where the Dhows and Abras (wooden boats) are docked on the banks of the Creek. Boats still ferry throngs of people across the waterway, just like they did during the pearl boom of centuries ago.
As the Creek winds its way through Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, vintage gives way to vogue, connecting the trading posts of old with modern architectural exuberance. In the distance sits D3, a nexus of art, design, and innovation.
The Creek’s journey is a story of the transformation of Dubai from a trading post to the city of the future that it is today, and this has influenced the hotel’s overall architectural and interior design approach.
“We are excited to be opening the first Hotel Indigo in the Middle East,” said Laura Eggleton, General Manager, Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown. “As our first opening in the region, Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown combines the city’s heritage with the new, fresh buzz of the ever-evolving landscape through local collaborations. We’re looking forward to sharing our neighborhood story with you.”
As part of the Hotel Indigo brand ethos, the hotel has supported local creatives through their close associations with the Alserkal Cultural Foundation, Tashkeel, and XVA gallery. The hotel boasts over 200 pieces of art and local design as well as intricately designed carpet that adorns the hotel floors, created through a partnership with the Fatima Bint Mohammed Bin Zayed Initiative (FBMI).
For a social dining experience, Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown is home to the Neighborhood Café, serving a sharing style menu full of delicious Levant flavours, as well as, brewing Dubai’s finest locally roasted specialty coffee with partner Café Rider Custom Roastery.
Grab a virtuous pick me up smoothie from the Juice Bar/Concept Store, Bakala Jooos or, if you’re in search of fun night out, swing by the Pop Art/Satwa-inspired signature cocktail bar for uniquely crafted cocktails. Those looking to unwind poolside can chill with beats and shisha at the Pool Deck.