InterContinental Hotels Group’s boutique brand Hotel Indigo has signed a franchise agreement to open a new hotel in London, UK.

The brand unveiled plans to open 13 new hotels across the world over the next two years.

New hotels will be opened in Liverpool and Glasgow next year, and in 2012 properties will be created in Madrid in Spain and Newcastle, UK.

Hotel Indigo vice-president of global brand management Janis Cannon said the company will continue to focus its distribution strategy on growing the brand in key capital and gateway cities around the world.