A new boutique hotel is setting the scene in Leicester Square, the heart of London’s theatre and cinema districts.

Designed by Michaelis Boyd – the local architecture firm behind many of the Soho House properties – Hotel Indigo is peppered with art deco flourishes, including embowed glass doors, a monochrome tiled floor, rich blue velvet and gold banquettes, and vintage cinema seats. Guests can get into character with a trio of theatrical room styles to choose from: the scholastic Scripwriter Rooms capture a playwright’s study; the Backstage Rooms recall stars’ dressing rooms with jazzy design embellishments; while the Auditorium Rooms channel the more intimate experience of a private theatre box.

The hotel’s nine storeys are crowned with The Rooftop, a 1920s Shanghai-inspired space with brass accents and walnut wood details that boasts a wraparound balcony and panoramic views of the city’s landmarks. A cocktail and dining concept will open on the rooftop later this year.