InterContinental Hotels has opened its first boutique Hotel Indigo in London’s Paddington area.

The 64-room hotel is the first hotel Indigo to be opened outside north America as a global roll-out of the brand.

The Hotel Indigo London Paddington is a row of nine converted Georgian town houses on the London street and is owned by London Town Hotels.

Intercontinental has also signed an agreement with City Site Estates to open a further three hotels at Cannon Street and Philpot Lane in the City of London, and at Kensington Church Street in Kensington.

An extra 132 bedrooms will be provided through the hotels, which Intercontinental plans to open by 2012.

There are 21 Indigo hotels in north America and 56 in its global development pipeline.