Formerly known as The Falcon Hotel, the Grade II listed property has upgraded its internal facilities whilst preserving the heritage of its historic exterior during a comprehensive £13.2 million restoration. The three-storey Hotel Indigo features 93 guest rooms, is located in the heart of Shakespeare’s birthplace and dates back to the early 16th century.
Paul Fish, operations manager at construction firm Stepnell who realised the project, said: “It’s been amazing to work on such an interesting project, helping to preserve a piece of history that can be enjoyed by the public. The work was incredibly specialist from a refurbishment perspective, so we had a real sense of achievement upon completion.”
“We faced a few challenges during the build regarding conservation and access to the site due to the historic nature of the hotel, but the team managed to push forward with the works and the outcome is truly stunning,” he added.
Simon Hall, operations director of the hotel’s owners St James’s Hotel Group, said: “While this extensive project has been challenging, the completed hotel is incredibly satisfying. Together we have brought a wonderful piece of local history back to life – the fantastic design from the architects and then the professionalism and dedication of Stepnell to deliver such a high quality finish has given us all a great sense of achievement which we are very proud of and excited to share with the many guests now coming to stay.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 93 rooms (19-23m2) (205-248 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2019 • parking possible on-site (charged) • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk