Hotel Indigo Baton Rouge Downtown Riverfront Opens Following a $25 Million Renovation

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    Hotel Indigo has recently announced the opening of the Hotel Indigo Baton Rouge Downtown Riverfront, located in the heart of the city’s historic downtown. Hotel Indigo offers guests a unique hotel experience with the modern design and intimate service associated with boutique hotels along with the peace of mind and consistency from staying with the world’s largest hotel group. Once known as the historic Hotel King before being converted to a dormitory during the Depression and then a state office building, the seven-story building traces its roots back to the 1920s. In 2009, a $25 million renovation was begun to restore the building to an upscale boutique hotel reflective of the surrounding community.

    Featuring 93-rooms and panoramic views of the Mississippi River or historic Baton Rouge, including the 34-story nearby state office building, the hotel maintains much of its original architecture. The simple and elegant interior design accentuates the building’s history using natural colors and lighting. The trademark design feature is the floor-to-ceiling curved reclaimed pinewood wall that surrounds the oval-shaped lobby reception desk. Visitors also enjoy 16 distinct murals throughout the property highlighting images of nearby Arsenal Park.

    At Hotel Indigo Baton Rouge, neighbors and hotel guests will eat, drink and enjoy homemade, locally-inspired dishes and traditional favorites at King Bar & Bistro. Served with a twist in a stylish space, menu and bar items feature local and seasonal ingredients brought to the table in partnership with a network of vendors, from farmers and bakers to brew masters and coffee roasters.

    Guestrooms feature plush bedding, high-definition flat screen TV, CD player and spa-inspired showers with Aveda products. Hard surface flooring with area rugs create a fresh residential feel. Additionally, the hotel offers executive suites and executive floors, 24-hour access to the hotel’s business center, an intimate boardroom that seats up to 12, and complimentary Wi-Fi in public spaces and high-speed Internet connections in each room.

    Located at the corner of Convention and Lafayette streets – just 400 yards from the Mississippi River – the Hotel Indigo Baton Rouge Downtown Riverfront is easily accessible from Interstate 10 and Interstate 110, and is just minutes from the city’s central business district. It is within walking distance of the city’s Riverfront Convention Center as well as restaurants, shops and cultural attractions. It is also close to the Louisiana State Capital, Louisiana State University (LSU) and Southern University.

    Hotel Indigo Baton Rouge Downtown Riverfront is owned by Project King LLC and managed by Nu Vieux LLC, a Baton Rouge-based hospitality company, in a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group.

    Daniel Fountain / 06.03.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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