IHG and Greenland USA to Develop the First Hotel Indigo® in Downtown Los Angeles

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    IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) and Greenland USA, a leading developer of residential and commercial properties, today announce the signing of the first Hotel Indigo® hotel in the city of Los Angeles, California. The 350-room, 18-story Hotel Indigo Downtown Los Angeles will be the flagship hotel at Metropolis, a more than $1 billion mixed-use development which promises to redefine the Los Angeles streetscape, skyline and lifestyle. Currently under construction, Metropolis will also feature three residential towers and a curated retail experience. Metropolis is owned by Greenland USA (a subsidiary of Shanghai-based Greenland Group). The Hotel Indigo Downtown Los Angeles is owned by Greenland LA Metropolis Hotel Development LLC, and will be managed by an affiliate of IHG. The hotel was designed by architecture firm Gensler, with the interior design led by Hirsch Bedner Associates/HBA Los Angeles.

    Currently under construction, the hotel will be the eighth IHG-branded hotel for Greenland Group, with the other seven all located in Greater China including the HUALUXE® Nanchang High Tech Zone hotel, located in Nanchang, the capital of the Jiangxi Province, which opened this month.

    The Hotel Indigo Downtown Los Angeles hotel, set to open in winter of 2016, will be located at 899 Francisco Street in the heart of Downtown L.A., linking the Financial District to L.A. Live, the Nokia Theatre, the Staples Centre and Los Angeles Convention Centre. The hotel is easily accessible to the Los Angeles International Airport, Hollywood and Santa Monica Beach. Every Hotel Indigo property is uniquely designed to reflect the culture, character and history of its surrounding neighbourhood. This Downtown Los Angeles location will have a unique neighbourhood story that will be woven throughout the guest experience, from the seasonal and locally sourced food and drinks served in a stylish environment at the restaurant and bar, to the art, photography and architecture incorporated into the hotel’s design. The neighbourhood story will focus around several prominent narratives from Downtown L.A.’s past including Fiesta De Las Flores, the glamorous pre-Hollywood nightlife scene and the underground speakeasies of the roaring twenties.

    Downtown Los Angeles is currently undergoing a major revitalization and residents are returning to the area to work, play and live. With the city’s goal of adding hotel rooms within walking distance of the Los Angeles Convention Centre by 2020, the Hotel Indigo Downtown Los Angeles is well positioned to support the economic growth of this world-class city while also helping to preserve the uniqueness of Downtown L.A.’s iconic past.

    The Hotel Indigo brand recently announced new properties signed in Denver, Colorado and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as well as three new international signings including Bath, UK and two in Dubai, UAE.

    Daniel Fountain / 09.06.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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