InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed an agreement to open the first Hotel Indigo in Phuket – Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong.

Set to open in 2018, the 180-room hotel will be located at the northern end of the bustling Patong beach town, known for its lively shopping, restaurant and bar scene.

As IHG’s ‘boutique brand’, each Hotel Indigo property is “designed to reflect the culture, character and heritage of the local neighbourhood it is located in, so no two properties are the same,” IHG said.

The new Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong features Thai-inspired decor and artwork and locally-inspired cuisine.

”Phuket is one of the top resort destinations in Thailand, welcoming more than five million tourists in the first half of this year alone. We are confident our guests will welcome the arrival of the new Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong where they can truly enjoy the individuality and style of a boutique hotel with the security and consistency of an international hotel company,” said Leanne Harwood, Vice President, Operations, South East Asia, IHG.

IHG currently has 18 hotels and resorts in Thailand, comprising of five brands – InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Hotel Indigo – with a further 13 hotels in the pipeline.