Part of InterContinental Hotel Group, Hotel Indigo is the world’s first global boutique hotel brand. With hotels throughout America, Europe, and Asia, each Hotel Indigo draws inspiration from its surrounding neighbourhood, offering local experiences with the benefit of international hotel standards.
The newly opened Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong is the brand’s first offering in Singapore and features 131 well-appointed rooms in what was once the Joo Chiat police station. Just a 15-minute drive from Changi Airport, its design boasts local Peranakan cultural influences and art murals, reflecting the laidback lifestyle of Katong neighbourhood.
Located opposite the shopping mall, 112 Katong, the hotel is in close proximity to Singapore Expo, Changi Business Park, Singapore Sports Hub, Downtown Core and the waterfront, while the 24-hour fitness centre, meeting room, and rooftop infinity pool with incredible views over the neighbourhood, provides a modern resort-style sanctuary ideal for work and play.
In addition to Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong, here are just five more unique experiences, local stories and specialty street food flavours foodies and travellers can expect to find in Hotel Indigo neighbourhoods around Asia.
1. Katong Neighbourhood, Singapore
If you’re looking to spice things up, look no further than Katong neighbourhood in Singapore. Home to the Peranakans, or Straits-born Chinese, you’ll find the best blend of Malay and Chinese cuisine, with a touch of Portuguese and Indian influences, right here. Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong’s restaurant Baba Chews Bar and Eatery serves up locally-sourced, seasonal produce, featuring traditional cuisine from the Straits of Malacca with a contemporary twist. Nearby, Kim Choo Kueh will delight sweetooths with its unique nyonya dumplings and nyonya kueh washed down with a cup of local ‘kopi’.
2. Wireless Road Neighbourhood, Bangkok
Your senses will come alive when you experience the real taste of authentic Thai flavours in this traditional-life-meets-modern-day neighbourhood. Metro on Wireless at Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road is inspired by the best of East and West, putting a fresh spin on nostalgic street food favorites. Just steps from the hotel, you’ll find a variety of not-to-be-missed culinary experiences and local specialties such as the minced pork egg noodles, served with a choice of fish balls, wantons, grilled pork and squid, which have been made from scratch every day since 1947 at family run restaurant Bamee Gua.
3. Haihe Neighbourhood, Tianjin
Take a bite of culinary tradition dating back to more than 150 years ago with the most famous snack in the region – Goubuli, handmade, steamed, stuffed buns are served with chilli oil and ginger. Try them at Albert’s restaurant, at Hotel Indigo Tianjin Haihe, along with a variety of other dishes which feature a new take on traditional classics for a taste of local Tianjin history mixed with European flair.
4. Seminyak Beach Neighbourhood, Bali
With its heritage Balinese culture contrasted with modern architecture and design, Seminyak Beach neighbourhood offers a canvas of sights, sounds, flavours and colour. Opening soon, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach will offer innovative innovative dishes infused with delicate local flavours and ingredients at signature restaurant, Makase and Salon Bali. If you really want to try something different, that’s a Balinese specialty, go for the Babi Guling – a whole roasted suckling pig, slow cooked and enjoyed with white fragrant rice, its arguably the most popular dish in the authentic Balinese culinary repertoire
4. Ancient Town Neighbourhood, Lijiang
This renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site is steeped in 800 years of ancient Chinese heritage and culture. The neighbourhoods iconic dishes feature delicacies such as the famed Dried Rib Hotpot, a local specialty featuring a blend of spicy, sour and sweet flavours and over ten kinds of ingredients including soybean sprouts, tofu and potatoes. At Hotel Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town’s Charm restaurant, witness resident chefs put a contemporary spin on traditional dishes, whipping up refreshing Naxi (pron: na-shi) dishes fused with traditional ethnic hospitality.