Castlebridge Group have announced that it is developing a new 75-bedroom Hotel Indigo situated in the city centre of Chester.
The hotel will be managed by Castlebridge Hotel Management Limited which has a successful background in managing hotels across the UK.
The food and drink offering in the hotel will be operated by MasterChef champion Simon Wood who will open his second restaurant Wood Chester within the hotel.
The boutique hotel is due to open in late 2019. The main contractor on the project is Bowmer & Kirkland who are based in Derbyshire with a regional office in Manchester.
The architects and interior designers appointed for the build of Hotel Indigo Chester are Franklin Ellis. The hotel will feature rooms based around Chester’s historic architecture, racecourse and famous clock tower.
Castlebridge Group’s commercial director, Jenna Dienn, said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for the group, Chester is a great city and we believe that both hotel and restaurant will trade extremely well”
Partner at Franklin Ellis Architects, Ben Dudley, added: “It’s been a real joy to be involved in this hotel and signature restaurant project. Led by Castlebridge’s vision for the scheme, our team have been inspired to create something very special.
“On a personal note, it’s fascinating to work with the Chef Simon Wood and to see how his attention to every detail ensures his guests have a wonderful dining experience. I’m certain this project will be a fabulous new venue for Chester and a delightful place to stay.”
Hotel Indigo is a part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) portfolio.
The new hotel will create 100 new jobs for which Castlebridge will begin recruitment from early 2019.