A NEW £20million project to bring a new Hotel Indigo to Coventry took a huge step forward on Wednesday as developers broke ground on the site.
The hotel will create 42 full-time and 21 part-time jobs once it opens and will be managed by Castlebridge Hospitality.
The boutique hotel will have 100 bedrooms that will be designed around Coventry’s history.
There will also be a gym, restaurant and bar that will be open to hotel guests and the public.
The five-story-hotel will open next year and Castlebridge has released CGI images of what it might look like.
Castlebridge was joined by partners Coventry City Council and the development’s main contractor Bowmer & Kirkland to start work at the Friargate site, which is right next to Coventry Railway Station.
The council’s cabinet member for jobs, regeneration and climate change, Coun Jim O’Boyle said:
“We have always said a high quality, unique hotel was needed in the city centre to support our ambitions to grow tourism and help drive the city’s regeneration and now here we are, with work underway.
“I look forward to seeing the hotel take shape and of course the jobs it will create now as part of the construction and when it opens next year.”