A splash of colour in Hong Kong

A splash of colour in Hong Kong

A bright, contemporary hotel is set to open in Hong Kong this May.

Hotel Indigo has already made a splash in New York, various UK cities and, just this month, in Barcelona’s Eixample district; and now it’s bringing its jazzy brand to the Chinese region.

Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island is a five-star sky-scraper – nothing new in this city, but the difference is that Indigo’s decor is aimed at a younger (or younger-at-heart) traveller looking for something less chintzy and more contemporary. Rooms have a certain Vitra-style modernism, with wall murals and shimmering mosaics instead of the standard framed prints, and floor-to-ceiling all-glass walls that let in the light.

The hotel’s big hit is bound to be the Skybar, providing young Hong Kongites with a new reason to dress up. And another exciting draw, particularly for guests: the glass-bottomed rooftop pool, cantilevered out over the edge of the 29-storey building, will make for a more thrilling swim than usual. When the pool is lit up at night it will be seen shimmering all the way down in the streets of the Wan Chai neighbourhood below.

Elsewhere there’s a Chinese tea-house and a sunken garden – a modern interpretation of the old tea-houses in this old neighbourhood, among the markets and historic Chinese and colonial buildings housing Chinese medicine stores and old-fashioned barber shops.

Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island, 246 Queen’s Road East, Hong Kong, China (00 1 877 846 3446; www.ichotelsgroup.com/hotelindigo/). Double rooms start from HK$3,300 (about ?280).

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