Music

Our Hotel Playlists

By August 25, 2016 No Comments
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Music is part of the fabric of every neighbourhood. To celebrate this, we’ve drawn inspiration from local artists and landmarks to create a soundtrack for Hotel Indigo properties in Europe. You can tune in here and experience the many riffs, beats and melodies that have influenced the sounds of our neighbourhoods, as well as enjoy them during your stay.

Helsinki

Hotel Indigo Helsinki – Boulevard

Bulevardi is home to numerous record shops, labels and music venues, including the legendary pop and rock venue Tavastia, all of which have inspired this playlist. One artist you’ll discover is Jaakko Eino Kalevi, a part-time local tram driver, who is gaining international recognition for his brand of cool, mellow pop.

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Paris

Hotel Indigo Paris – Opera

Renowned for its rich history, the City of Light offers numerous chances for music lovers to make exciting discoveries. Hip songwriters meet contemporary electronica in our playlist, bringing you Asa, Christine and The Queens, along with tracks from Francoise Hardy, who was born in the neighbouring 9th arrondissement.

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Hotel Indigo London Kensington – Earl’s Court

Located next to Earl’s Court tube, this local neighbourhood has plenty of iconic music venues on its doorstep, including The Troubadour, Royal Albert Hall and popular record store, Rough Trade. Our playlist features Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons and Micheal Kiwanuka, to name a few, who all launched their careers nearby.

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Liverpool

Hotel Indigo Liverpool

Our hotel might be situated in the heartland of The Beatles, the Cavern Club and Merseybeat, but its music scene did not begin and end here. Featuring the likes of Nina Simone and Dan Croll, this playlist brings together tracks by iconic artists and mixes them with fresh names to create an eclectic blend of old and new sounds.

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glasgow

Hotel Indigo Glasgow

Our hotel offers true musical history for our guests. Whether it was Scottish Opera being founded, Barrowland or the contemporary bands such as Franz Ferdinand and Glasvegas, this playlist was influenced by the strong musical phenomena Glasgow offers.

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berlinkudamm

Hotel Indigo Berlin – Ku’Damm

Berlin boasts about their musical talents starting with the legendary David Bowie. Living there for 3 years in the 70’s, Bowie saw inspiration in recording his Berlin Trilogy. Berlin is shaped by their ambitious music by artists such as Kurt Weil to Lou Reed and Iggy Pop.

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york

Hotel Indigo York

The city of York is known to be the inspiration for the greatest band, The Beatles, as it is known they wrote their single, From me to You, on their tour bus from their performance at The Rialto in 1963. York also comes with its famous music venues, venues fit for the Upbeat Curious Traveller.

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rome

Hotel Indigo Rome – St. George

Hotel Indigo Rome – St. George lies within a mixture of musical inspiration for their guests. With the choice of a formal, more lavish experience, visit the Auditorium Conciliazione or enjoy a more casual environment in local pub, Fonclea, where you can enjoy the entertainment of local bands and artists.

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edinburgh

Hotel Indigo Edinburgh

In the heart of the city, Hotel Indigo Edinburgh reflects the neighbourhoods history and their famous music festivals. Starting in 1947, Edinburgh staged their first International Festival, with performances from worlds renown artists and companies to now bringing the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Newcastle

Hotel Indigo Newcastle

Welcome to Hotel Indigo Newcastle, a city with a lot of hidden musical history. In the Victorian era, music was a hit for Newcastle, where The Town Hall, their most popular concert hall, would have visits from soloists and orchestras from both national and international tours.

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Newcastle

Hotel Indigo Dusseldorf

Welcome to Dusseldorf, also known as ‘the Mississippi Delta of electronica’. The innovation of krautrock, experimental rock, was proven popular with artists such as David Bowie, Daft Punk, Talking Heads and Sonic Youth. The city of Dusseldorf seems to have a great musical history!

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Berlin Alexanderplatz

Hotel Indigo Berlin Alexanderplatz

The city of Berlin is home to more than 260 amateur choirs, resulting to at least 10,000 members! However, the great fame started in 1742 with Frederick the Great being the founder of royal court opera, also known as “Königliche Hofoper”, later forming an admired and respected 50 man orchestra.

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Berlin Alexanderplatz

Hotel Indigo Tel Aviv – Diamond District

Nestled in the sophisticated Diamond District among eclectic architecture and fashion boutiques, Tel Aviv also comes with it’s musical background. After World War 1, music became an important part of the culture, specifically classical music. More recent, 1980’s, the New Israel Opera became popular.

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