Hotel Indigo


The sensitive refurbishment of Stratford-upon-Avon’s historic Falcon Hotel, now known as Hotel Indigo, bringing its facilities into the 21st century

The Grade II* listed hotel in Chapel Street, in the heart of Shakespeare’s birthplace, is being given a major upgrade by its owner, the St James’s Hotel Group.

Stepnell carried out the sensitive refurbishment programme which fully preserved the historic heritage of the distinctive three-storey building – parts of which date back to the early 16th century – while also extensively refurbishing it and creating state-of-the-art new facilities.

  • Client:

    St James’s Hotel Group

  • Architect:

    Hitchman Stone Partnership

  • Programme:

    89 weeks

Designed by Warwick-based Hitchman Stone Architects, the project included the installation of air conditioning and the creation of a new restaurant bar and lounge as well as a new kitchen, gym and meeting room.

Careful phasing of the work enabled the hotel to remain open throughout the refurbishment programme.


“We have every confidence that Stepnell has the necessary experience and sympathy for historic buildings to help us preserve the hotel’s heritage and local charm while bringing its facilities into the 21st century.”

Nicholas Crawley, Managing Director, St James’s Hotel Group

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