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IHG’s Hotel Indigo Venice is now open

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IHG has opened its first property in Venice – Hotel Indigo Venice Sant’Elena.  See here for full details.

Long-term readers will remember that we originally discussed this project last year.  Hotel Indigo Venice Sant’Elena is located next to the canal ‘Rio Sant’ Elena’, within walking distance to the Castello district, a 15-minute walk from St Marco Square. This is one of the quieter areas in Venice.  Converted from an old convent built in the 1930’s, the 75 room Indigo has two wings joined in the centre by a former chapel.

The hotel used to operate as a Best Western Premier but has been remodelled and, I have to say, looks good.  A photo of the courtyard is below.

Hotel Indigo Venice booked on IHG Rewards Club points

A 51-room boutique InterContinental is still due to open in Venice at some point, but the project has faced substantial delays and I wouldn’t hold your breath.

As a redemption, the Hotel Indigo is 40,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night.  Flexible rates seem to jump around between €200 and €320 depending on date, so you should get decent value here compared to my default valuation of 0.4p per IHG point.

You can find out more on the Hotel Indigo Venice Sant’Elena website here.

IHG Rewards update – June 2021:

Get bonus points: The current IHG Rewards promotion is ‘Triple Your Points’ – our full article is here. It runs from 15th May to 16th August. You receive double base points on your second stay and triple base points on your third and subsequent stays. You can register on this page of

New to IHG Rewards?  Read our two-part overview of IHG Rewards here and here and our article on expiry rules here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards points, you can buy them here.

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from IHG and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

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