Hotel Indigo achieves three significant milestones with the opening of Hotel Indigo Galapagos on San Cristobal Island. Situated in the heart of the captivating “Enchanted Islands,” renowned for their extraordinary endemic flora and fauna and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this property not only marks IHG’s inaugural venture in the volcanic archipelago but also represents the brand’s entrance into South America.
Just as each neighborhood possesses its own distinct character, every Hotel Indigo property is designed to reflect its unique surroundings. BPO S.A., the owner and operator of the 35-room Hotel Indigo Galapagos, has intricately incorporated the lush natural environment into the hotel’s aesthetic. San Cristobal Island holds immense significance as the place where Charles Darwin first set foot on the archipelago and collected his initial scientific specimens. The property thoughtfully integrates this captivating narrative into its design, artfully employing immersive contemporary architecture. Utilizing wood and volcanic stone finishes and intricate detailing, the hotel authentically captures the island’s distinctive essence. Meticulously crafted textures, materials, and shapes, inspired by the local landscape, pay homage to its unparalleled beauty.
The modern and intimate guestrooms provide a tranquil haven for relaxation, while celebrating the adventurous spirit of the Galapagos. Offering stunning ocean views, each room features a private balcony and a comfortable seating area with a minibar, as well as state-of-the-art amenities. Guests can choose from King or Queen bedded rooms, or indulge in one of the three luxurious suites, complete with lavish bedding, spa-inspired bathrooms, and cutting-edge facilities. The hotel also boasts a range of public spaces, including a spa, gym, wellness patio, pool and jacuzzi, business center, gift shop, and event venues.
Renowned for its locally inspired culinary experiences, the Hotel Indigo brand curates restaurants and bars that embody the spirit of the destination. In honor of the island’s extraordinary history, Darwin’s Secret, the hotel’s on-site restaurant, offers a delectable fusion of signature and regional cuisine, blending local flavors with the essence of the sea and international influences. This culinary journey provides a sensory exploration of one of the world’s hidden gems.
San Cristobal and the Galapagos Islands are a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts and birdwatchers. Outdoor enthusiasts can partake in a variety of activities, including hiking, fishing, scuba diving, water sports, and surfing on the renowned world-class waves. The property’s strategic location places it within close proximity to Mann, Punta Carola, and Puerto Chino beaches, as well as local landmarks such as The Kickers Rock and Galapaguera Colorado Hill.
Given its exceptional position within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the hotel prioritizes sustainability in both its design and operations, aligning with IHG’s Journey to Tomorrow commitments. Efforts to minimize the carbon footprint include bulk amenities, the elimination of single-use plastics, and the use of energy-efficient equipment and materials. The property proudly holds the Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) Certification, making it the first hotel in the Enchanted Islands to receive this recognition.