Our hotel in York celebrates its 2nd birthday by unveiling its new ‘Sweet York’ wall mural, designed and implemented by York College Art and Design student, David Law.Hotel Indigo York Mural

David, 19, designed the impressive mural to incorporate the local neighbourhood story, in particular celebrating Walmgate’s rich chocolate heritage.


David comments, “I came up with the design through researching the history of York and the various factories, such as Terry’s. I also made several trips around the city on foot to gather inspiration and take pictures of elements I wanted to incorporate into the mural.


“I really enjoyed designing the mural for the York hotel. The hotel has a very quirky and unique feel to it, so it meant I could have a lot of fun and get really creative with my design.”


Mike Sweeting, General Manager at our hotel in York comments: “The standard of David’s work is truly exceptional and we are all thrilled with the mural. It is a fantastic tribute to the area’s rich history and is the perfect way to celebrate our second successful award-winning year of business.”


The mural, made using spray paint, acrylic paint and marker pens, took almost a month to complete and now holds pride of place in the hotel gym. As part of his college course, David was required to incorporate a legendary York resident into his work, the notorious Guy Fawkes.


Our hotel in York works closely with York College, helping to create opportunities for invaluable work experience and to inspire the next generation of hospitality professionals.


Hotel Indigo York, part of the Splendid Hospitality Group, is a 101-room boutique hotel in York located within prime reach of many of the city’s most outstanding restaurants, bars, boutiques, artisan shops, famous team rooms, museum and galleries.


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We proudly stand in the historic neighbourhood of Walmgate, just a short walk from all the city has to offer.

At one point Walmgate had 20 pubs on the street, today it is a cool mix of independent restaurants, bars and shops and continues to Fossgate – which boasts even more independent shops, delis, bars and restaurants. Walmgate Bar proudly stands at the end of the road. It is the only existing bar in York with a Barbican and forms part of the York City Walls walk.

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