InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)’s Hotel Indigo brand will debut in Japan with an opening in the hot spring town of Gora slated in 2019.
The debut is the result of a partnership between IHGA Hotels Group Japan – IHG and All Nippon Airways joint venture – and GHS K.K. and Daiwa House Industry.
Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora will feature about 100 guestrooms and suites, each with an open-air onsen (natural hot spring) tub on the balcony, in addition to a Neighbourhood café, a bar, spa treatment rooms and a health club.
It will be located 10 minutes’ walk from Gora terminus on the Hakone Tozan Train, or two minutes from Miyaginobashi bus stop on the Hakone Tozan Bus.
The location is seen as a good fit for Indigo’s neighbourhood-story concept, with the hot springs of Hakone dating back about 1,200 years ago to the Nara period, according to IHG.