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A New Hotel Indigo Calls Tianjin Home

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  Site Where: No. 314 Jiefang South Road Hexi District, Tianjin, China, 300202
September 10, 2012 at 9:47 AM | by | ()

The boutique hotel scene in the Chinese city of Tianjin has been officially been reshaped with the addition of a Hotel Indigo. Bringing the brands design and stellar service we've been going on about for some time, the new property, which opens Saturday, is a bit special in that it is steeped in history.

Located in the former German Concession, a pre-World War I settlement, Indigo has transformed the former German Consulate land into a hotel with 96 guestrooms spread across nine villas all designed in three distinctive styles: Old Cinema, Haihe Maritime Riverfront, and European Luxury.

All rooms offer the extensive range of amenities we've come to love at Indigo, including high-tech entertainment systems, free WiFi, and spa-style bathrooms. What makes you remember you're in China is the local artwork.

There are two different restaurants to choose from, Albert's and Blauer Engel. The first being an all-day cafe and the latter a boutique beer house serving up traditional German and world pub fare. The pub is named after the first international film to be screened in China, coincidentally in Tianjin, so references to film are plenty

One detail not overlooked was the choice of coffee for guests. This isn't your run-of-the-mill lobby Starbucks. From the coffee beans to the machine, the finished product might just be a java-lovers dream. The property has acquired a handmade La Marzocco Florence machine and sourced Sumerian, free-trade coffee, roasted in Shanghai just days before delivery to the hotel. You may be hard pressed to find a better cup in the city.

Guests can stay connected with free internet access in the rooms and a fully teched public area called 'me space' outfitted with iMacs and reading materials to work and unwind. If you prefer a little huffy-puffy to unwind, the underground fitness center offers a heated pool with a sky-light opening up to the courtyard garden of the villas.

Introductory rates start at 660CNY ($105) per night.

[Photo:Indigo Hotels]

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