Indigo Hotel

  • Indigo Hotel, with restaurant and bar, set to refurbish historic 19th century building
  • Detail of Hotel Indigo
  • The hotel is complete and open for business

Lead Partner: InterContinental Group

Other Partners: Chardon Management

Project Team: ICA Architects

Project History
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  • The building before refurbishment
  • The building before refurbishment
  • Rennovations underway at the Hotel Indigo
  • Rennovations underway at the Hotel Indigo
  • The hotel is complete and open for business
  • The hotel is complete and open for business
  • The hotel reception
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  • D348 Indigo Hotel _6028 ET9
  • Exterior signage


Glasgow City Centre, IFSD


A new boutique hotel has opened on the site of Glasgow's first ever power station. Hotel Indigo cost £11.5 million, will employ 70 staff and is situated in a converted Victorian block in the heart of the city's financial services district.

The listed property was originally owned by the Glasgow Corporation Electricity Company. In the 1890s, the city's first power plant was run from the building, which also had a giant chimney.

Latterly, it was used as the headquarters of Scots telecoms group Thus, which was bought over in 2008 by Cable & Wireless.

The four-storey building has been converted into a 96 bedroom hotel, and is likely to be aimed at business travellers. Each room has high-speed internet access and oversized beds and pillows.

The hotel is owned by the InterContinental Group, which already operates 7 hotels across the city and employs 2180 people in Scotland.

The boutique hotel opened in April 2011 and will operate as a franchise. It will be run by city-based Chardon Management, one of the UK's leading independent hotel management contract companies.

Current status:



Q1 2011