IHG Signs First Hotel Indigo® in Lively Downtown Denver

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    InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) Hotel Indigo® brand announces the signing of its first hotel in the state of Colorado, which will connect guests with Denver’s Lower Downtown neighbourhood (LoDo). The Hotel Indigo Denver location will be located within Union Tower West, a 200,000 square foot mixed-use development of office and retail space, co-developed by Portman Holdings and Hensel Phelps. Portman Holdings is also currently developing a portion of an existing 27-story office building to a 203-room Hotel Indigo in Downtown Atlanta. Jason Moskal, Vice President, Lifestyle Brands, The Americas, IHG said: “We are excited to expand the Hotel Indigo® brand into this incredible Downtown Denver neighbourhood. The local area around Union Station is home to many historical storefronts, warehouses and industrial buildings that help define the neighbourhood, creating the perfect location for our newest hotel. We’re looking forward to being part of this great community and opening our doors for guests to experience the area and be inspired by the service delivered by our Hotel Indigo team.”

    The Hotel Indigo Denver hotel, expected to open in winter 2016, will be located at 1801 Wewatta Street adjacent to Denver Union Station. New additions to the station will soon include the historic station market where local vendors will offer a wide variety of produce, pastries and handmade items to take home or enjoy on their commute. The neighborhood already attracts residents and visitors with its dynamic mix of entertainment, shopping and cultural amenities, including art galleries, restaurants, specialty retail, nightclubs and jazz parlors all housed in preserved historic buildings. Popular LoDo attractions also include Wynkoop Brewing Company, Colorado’s first brewpub and Denver’s first craft brewery, 16th Street Mall, Commons Park, Cherry Creek bike path, and Coors Field. The 180-room property will have approximately 1,950 square feet of meeting space, a fitness centre, business centre, bar and restaurant.

    Every Hotel Indigo® property is uniquely designed to reflect the culture, character and history of its surrounding neighbourhood. This Downtown Denver 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. Guestrooms will feature plush bedding, hard-surface flooring with area rugs, and spa-inspired bathrooms. The hotel will feature the brand’s Neighbourhood Guide, an innovative touchscreen display that connects guests to each other, to local neighbourhood mainstays, and to Hotel Indigo locations around the world. Hotel team members, many of whom are locals themselves, will share their favourite hidden gems with guests looking to explore and discover the neighbourhood.

    The hotel is owned by CUOF IV LODO, LLC, and will be franchised by an affiliate of IHG.

    Ambrish Baisiwala, Portman Holdings CEO said: “Portman is delighted to continue to partner with IHG in creating another distinct Hotel Indigo® hotel in such a prime location. We have a long history of developing unique hotels, and look forward to continuing this work in collaboration with IHG.”

    In addition to this signing, the Hotel Indigo brand recently announced new properties signed in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia and Frisco, Texas, as well as three new international openings, Hotel Indigo Paris – Opera, Hotel Indigo Helsinki – Boulevard and Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road.

    Daniel Fountain / 16.04.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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