There’s a new place to stay in York this week with the opening of Hotel Indigo York.
The boutique hotel brand – part of InterContinental Hotels Group opened its doors on Walmgate, the birthplace of York’s chocolate making empire and now a thriving foodie area.
The 101-room hotel is close to many of the city’s outstanding restaurants and bars, boutiques, artisan shops, famous tea-rooms, museums and galleries.
While part of a multinational group, Hotel Indigo attempts to use local inspiration for its design and dining offerings, and Hotel Indigo York has partnered with the award-winning Yorkshire Meatball Co — one of the UK’s only speciality meatball restaurants, offering guests unique dishes using local produce. The restaurant serves meat, fish, vegetarian and sweet balls all hand-rolled in-house, as well as a selection of Yorkshire craft beers.
Hotel Indigo York is also be working with York Chocolate Story to offer visitors a taste of York’s chocolate heritage on their guided chocolate tours.
The hotel’s interiors hint at Walmgate’s chocolate heritage, including Rowntrees (the famous English confectioner started life in this neighbourhood in 1725). Centre stage on the ground floor is a red brick feature wall, influenced by the architecture of Walmgate which has been admired over the centuries by visitors to York.
Hotel Manager Mike Sweeting said: “Walmgate provides the perfect base for exploring York’s rich cultural heritage. With our chocolate inspired décor and emphasis on real local flavours we are ready to give guests an authentic Yorkshire welcome.”
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