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We welcome the curious – people who are inspired by new places, new people and new ideas. We bring you inspiring travel experiences made of eclectic design, up-and-coming artists, the best new music, locally-inspired restaurants and bars and how to best share it all. Which all inspires the design of our boutique hotels.

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September 5, 2017

Eat and drink your way through the history of London’s old East End

The mosque on Brick Lane serves as a metaphor for the East End of London. It was originally built as a place of worship in 1743 by...
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August 30, 2017

Dive into the Dazzling Soul of the La Mercè Street Festival

Embrace the joyous chaos of La Mercè, Barcelona's four-day street festival at the end of September every year, when partygoers...
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August 29, 2017

The Unofficial Cardiff Art Trail

As the country's capital city, Cardiff is home to the works of many Wales-based artists. From landscape artist Kyffin Williams to...
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August 29, 2017

The bars taking sherry cocktails to the next level

When you think of essential cocktail ingredients, whiskey, rum, and vodka top the list. But Spanish sherry, from manzanilla to...
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August 23, 2017

The Vinyl Countdown: Britain’s Best Record Stores

Nearly ten years ago Travis Elborough wrote a book called The Long Player Goodbye, waving farewell to the LP. But with vinyl sales...
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3-hour bicycle tour of Rome with Hotel Indigo Rome - St George - Photo by Alexei Lin on Unsplash
August 22, 2017

Roman roads: a 3h-cycling tour through Rome’s artisan past and present

They say that all roads lead to Rome. The proverb remains in use, not only in English but also in most European languages, a...
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August 14, 2017

Because Jamon Isn’t For Everyone: Madrid’s Growing Vegan Scene

Madrid's vegan scene has come a long way in less than a decade. Neighbourhoods are lush with choices for food-conscious locals and...
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August 7, 2017

3 favourite local breakfast specialities from Finland, Germany & Scotland

Tell me what you break fast with, I'll tell you who you are. We all know it: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. As...
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August 7, 2017

Traditional vs Trendy Eateries in Berlin

Berlin has blossomed into a cosmopolitan foodie capital. But while urbane locals are more likely to go for sushi than schnitzel...
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August 1, 2017

Creating the Hotel Indigo Experience: A Q&A with Design Director Henry Reeve

Henry Reeve is IHG's design and innovation director, and the creative vision behind Hotel Indigo. We caught up with him to find...
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July 30, 2017

The Insider’s Guide to the Best Sherry Bars in Madrid

The iconic image of Madrid is the neon Tio Pepe sign in La Puerta del Sol, symbolising the city's dedication to nightlife as well...
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July 27, 2017

From Harris to hipster: The story of tweed

The woollen fabric that adorns the chair in your room at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh – Princes Street has a long and tangled history,...
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July 21, 2017

Get a Nightlife in Düsseldorf’s Flingern District

Flingern-Nord may be gentrifying faster than working-class Flingern-Süd, but the whole neighbourhood offers a compelling blend of...
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July 14, 2017

These young London artists will convince you to buy art again

The British art market, reeling from a post-Brexit weakened pound, global economic uncertainty and a universal downturn in...
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Hotel Indigo Berlin Vegan Trail
July 12, 2017

Meatless mania: Discover Berlin’s vegan playground

For a city whose culinary roots can be summed up as a trifecta of sausage, schnitzel and salami Berlin has come a long...
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