Works to start mid-January on delayed Hotel Indigo York

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Construction of the delayed Hotel Indigo York will begin in mid-January, Boutique Hotelier has learned.

“Works are due to begin. They’re doing some preparatory works in December and the main construction works will start the second week in January,” a Soujourn Hotels LLP spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said the property, on the site of the former Infinity motorcycle showroom in Walmgate, would open in late Spring 2015.

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Sojourn Hotels secured approval for a three-storey hotel on the site in 2011, however, the area is currently being used as a car park and planning consultant Design Coalition recently asked the City of York Council to clarify “outstanding issues regarding the building design”, according to a report in The York Press.

Plans for the 101-key boutique hotel, which will be part of the InterContinental Hotel Group portfolio, include a restaurant, bar and “spa-style” rooms.

It is thought that the hotel will create 40 jobs when it opens, with the recruitment process due to begin in Spring 2014, according to the Sojourn Hotels spokesperson.

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