Hotel Indigo York scooped The Press People’s Award at the recent York Design Awards 2016, just a year on from its opening.
The hotel was voted most popular among 27 other schemes in the city of York shortlisted for the category.
Tom Rowntree, IHG’s vice president for Hotel Indigo, Europe said: “We are delighted to receive this award and would like to thank everyone that voted. The design of each Hotel Indigo is inspired by the local culture and history of the surrounding neighbourhood. In York, we took cues from the Walmgate area, the city’s history in chocolate production and incorporated playful features to inspire guests during their stay.”
Mike Sweeting, general manager for Hotel Indigo York said: “Our design brief focused on the York locale and its chocolate heritage and it is fantastic to win this York award. Being applauded by our neighbours marks a real milestone for the hotel as we celebrate our first birthday this month.“
The York Design Awards, now in its tenth year, recognises excellence in design and raises awareness of importance of design for the city and surrounding villages.
The 101-room boutique hotel is situated within reach of some of the city’s best foodie destinations, museums and galleries.