Saturday, March 29, 2014


By Eva Fydrych

Hotel Indigo
Where Comfort Meets Style

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

OTTAWA - Hotel Indigo, part of InterContinental Hotels Group, is a fashionable boutique hotel in downtown Ottawa, offering a refreshing, inviting atmosphere and an eclectic mix of traditional and modern design.

Located in a century-old red brick building, Hotel Indigo incorporates cuisine, décor and inspiration from its neighbourhood. With a little help from the hotel's friendly staff, you can now experience Canada’s capital city like a longtime resident!

Not many people know that Ottawa is actually a lively, hip and stylish city - but just like everywhere else, you need to know the right addresses. The city has a lot of young and fun cafés, nightclubs, and some really great restaurants offering international cuisine - Italian, Lebanese, Asian, and South American just to name a few. You can also find here a large selection of art galleries, fantastic spas, beauty salons, and shopping centres.

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Room key card in our favourite shade of red


Once you enter Hotel Indigo, you find yourself in a bright and spacious lobby, surrounded by natural colour palette and some unexpected architectural details. Excellent customer service, warm smiles, and an unpretentious welcome make you feel relaxed and at home.

Photo courtesy of Hotel Indigo

Photo courtesy of Hotel Indigo


Hotel Indigo features 106 rooms and suites, almost 3,000 square feet of meeting space, Phi Bistro & Bar, indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, and a modern Fitness Centre which stays open for 24 hours. There is a special Renewal Package available for those seeking extra relaxation and high-end beauty treatments.

Swimming pool 

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine


Attention all fashionistas! Erica Wark, a nationally recognized stylist, TV personality and fashion blogger, offers Revitalize Your Style package and that's something you just can't miss!

Available during weekends, this exclusive shopping experience is not only a great way to update your spring wardrobe, but also to get a glimpse into a local fashion scene through the eyes of an industry professional.

Local boutiques: MILK, Young Janes (Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)


Based on the timeless proportion known as the Golden Mean (also known by the Greek letter Phi) the design and décor of Hotel Indigo creates a warm welcoming environment.

If you pay attention to details, you will easily spot certain symbols and design elements throughout the hotel. The nautilus shell is the epitome of perfect proportion and natural beauty. The pineapple fruit is the symbol for hospitality. The pine cone symbolizes regeneration and renewal. The colour blue creates a sense of belonging, depth of feeling and relaxes sensibilities. It soothes the mind, reduces blood pressure and heartbeat, creating a feeling of tranquility and contentment. The sense of high peace allows you to offset the high pace of travel.

Renewal is the soul of Hotel Indigo’s retail-inspired design concept - thoughtful changes that are made throughout the year to keep the hotel fresh, similar to the way retailers change their window displays.

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Hallway decoration

Wall decoration in the lobby

Stylish details

Meeting room entrance


Hotel Indigo offers the comforts of home with sophisticated style. Spacious and well-designed suite (207) features elegant furniture, hardwood floors, plush bedding, spa-style bathroom, and Indigo signature murals.

There is a bright living room with an open-plan kitchen, a working desk, a flat-screen TV, and a comfortable sofa. Separate bedroom features additional wardrobe so you don't have to worry about the storage space!

Welcome to my Bedroom

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine


Plenty of pillows for a good night's sleep


Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Bedroom wallpaper


Modern bathroom has excellent lighting, a large walk-in shower, relaxing whirpool bath, and high quality AVEDA toiletries. It has been designed as a calming oasis and provides you with a refreshing and rejuvenating experience after a long day around town.


AVEDA provides plant-based bath products in eco-friendly packaging. Their bottles are made with 100% post-consumer recycled materials, and many of the products are produced with wind energy.

Spa-style Bathroom

AVEDA toiletries

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Elegant bathroom armature

Walk-in glass shower


  • Big windows and a lot of natural light in the room (Executive Suite 207)
  • Having two wardrobes for all our Fashion Week outfits
  • Open plan kitchen and in-room Keurig coffee maker
  • Indoor swimming pool and fitness centre
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the entire hotel
  • Bright and spacious lobby
  • Downtown location
  • Unique design and architecture (beautifully illuminated at night - see below)

Eva Fydrych

Photo courtesy of Hotel Indigo


Hotel Indigo is conveniently located in downtown Ottawa, at the corner of Laurier Avenue West and Metcalfe Street. The hotel is a conversion of a historic 1900s building that once served as a community YMCA.

Nearby attractions include Rideau Centre (Ottawa's premier shopping destination and home to the biggest names in fashion), the Rideau Canal, Byward Market, Parliament Hill, National Arts Centre, National Gallery of Canada, and Museum of Civilization (make sure to check their online exhibition Before E-commerce).

Photo courtesy of

123 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5L9

Hotel Reservations: 1 877 660 8550
Hotel Front Desk: 1 613 231 6555

*Special thank you to Hotel Indigo for hosting Fashion Studio Magazine in February 2014.

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