Indigo is the colour for design awards

15 Aug 2011

Hotel Indigo in Glasgow's IFSD has made the shortlist for the European Hotel Design Awards. The Hotel, which incorporates the Limelight Bar, opened in Waterloo Street earlier in the year.

The recently opened Hotel Indigo in Glasgow will be flying the flag for Scotland, at the forthcoming European Hotel Design Awards 2011.

The 4 star plus hotel in the city centre is the only Scottish venue to make the shortlist at these prestigious architectural awards, at which Hotel Indigo is a finalist in the 'Conversion of a Non Hotel Building for Hotel Use' category.

East Kilbride based Ica Architects are the architectural team responsible for the stunning transformation of the Waterloo St building from which, in the 19th century, the Glasgow's first Power Station was run. The first building to be illuminated from there was Glasgow School of Art and the property also provided power to the old Glasgow tram cars.

During the renovation of the Victorian building, Ica uncovered many original features and local touches that mark out the hotel as truly individual, and married these into the stunning contemporary design of the hotel.

Today, Hotel Indigo offers 95 bedrooms, and incorporates the 70 seater Limelight Bar and Grill, whose walls are adorned with specially commissioned portraits of 25 of Scotland's favourite sons and daughters, including Charles Rennie Macintosh, Gerard Butler and David Hayman. Limelight recently won the Best New Bar Design at The Dram Scottish Licensed Trade Awards.

The European Hotel Design Awards take place at the luxurious Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London in November and in its category, Hotel Indigo hopes to beat off stiff competition from hotels in Madrid, Sicily, Berkshire and County Laois to bring the coveted award back to Scotland.

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