InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) Hotel Indigo® brand has signed its fifth location in New York City in the financial district, bringing guests together with another of the city’s distinct neighbourhoods. This hotel will pay homage to how time has shaped the precision work done in the area, from its roots in engraving, jewellery and watch-making to the meticulous trading on today’s Wall Street. The Hotel Indigo NYC Financial District hotel, set to open in 2016, will be located on one of New York’s oldest streets, Maiden Lane, whose history includes the race to build the world’s most legendary watch, which was heavily reliant on the street’s many skilled watchmakers. Maiden Lane is also known for having a clock embedded in the side walk in front of William Barthman Jeweler, to this day the only jewellery store in the area. Over time, the area has evolved into the global financial epicentre humming today.
The 76,500 square-foot new-build hotel will be a block from the new One World Trade Centre, designated as the tallest building in America and expected to be a significant anchor for Lower Manhattan’s business and leisure visitors. The hotel’s ownership is investing $32 million in the 25-story, 190-room hotel, situated on Maiden Lane between Nassau Street and Broadway. The hotel will offer a unique spin on the idea of time, from the food and drinks served in the restaurant and bar to the art, photography and architecture that will be incorporated into the hotel’s design.
The hotel will have approximately 1,450 square-feet of meeting space, a fitness centre and a rooftop lounge. Guest rooms will feature plush bedding, hard-surface flooring with area rugs, and spa-inspired bathrooms. Guests and locals will enjoy a great neighbourhood bar with seasonal and locally sourced food in a stylish environment. The hotel will feature the brand’s new Neighbourhood Guide, an innovative touch screen display that connects guests to each other, the local neighbourhood 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 Indigo NYC Financial District, owned by 10-12 MLane, LLC, will be franchised by an affiliate of IHG.