Hotel Indigo is a new hotel that will be opening up shop this summer in the former Baxter jute mill factory. Dundee Culture founder Andrew Batchelor got to have a tour of the hotel construction site.
I had a great visit to the upcoming Hotel Indigo – opening in July in Dundee which will be based at the former Baxter Jute Mills. I had a short tour of the grounds and inside the building where I had to wear a hard hat and boots.
I met William Inglis, the hotel’s general manager at the site of the converted hotel where we also met up with two of the chefs that will be working at the hotel once it is opened. William told me that the site comprised of three areas, one where the hotel is going to be based – which will take up the majority of the site, another opposite where apartments are going to be based and a third area which will be a space for a housing area.
On the ground floor of the hotel, there will be a reception area with a restaurant, named after Daisy Tasker, a former worker of the jute mill who had organised days out for the workers at the mill and her name will be immortalised into the place where she once worked.
What is exciting about the hotel is that it will host various themes relating to Dundee. William said that he wanted a more subtle feel to the hotel and that it didn’t intend to focus on themes relating to Beano or other DC Thomson characters such as Dennis the Menace and Oor Wullie. William explained that there would be three specific themes being the main focus of the bedrooms and at the reception area – one is a Grand Theft Auto theme in honour of the game’s origins being based in the city.
I visited the restaurant and the bar area which is fairly large and spacious. Whilst we were in the restaurant area, we walked to where the kitchen will be and where the two chefs that came along on the tour with will be working when it opens this summer.
Overall it was a great visit, the hotel is going to be amazing and the space is huge and it is set to be one of Dundee’s largest hotels. I look forward to see how the progress continues and I will be posting about in the coming months up until the opening of the hotel – which is planned for the 4th of July.
It was fantastic meeting William Inglis from the project as well as the chefs who came on the tour with me! I want to thank them for letting me visit and I want to especially thank Ashley Blake from Blue2 Digital who had organised the visit and introduced to me to William.
There is an increasing excitement for this hotel and building that is set to come!