132-Key Hotel Indigo New Orleans Garden District Opens
By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor
Hotel Indigo, the first global boutique hotel brand, has announced the opening of its two newest locations, Hotel Indigo London Kensington-Earl’s Court and Hotel Indigo New Orleans Garden District, which have taken it past its 50th-property milestone. Hotel Indigo, an InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) brand, grew substantially throughout 2012, adding 14 boutique hotels around the world: seven locations in the Americas, five in Europe and two in China.
“We are thrilled about the opening of these new hotels and are equally proud to reach such an important milestone that communicates a strong message to the development community about the success and global viability of the Hotel Indigo brand,” said Janis Cannon, IHG vice president of global brand leadership marketing for Hotel Indigo. According to a press release, the brand plans to double its portfolio in the next three to five years by adding properties in growing top-tier priority markets and gateway cities. Such locations, which will expand the brand’s reach throughout 2013, include Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, St. Petersburg, Bangkok, Riyadh, Madrid, Jakarta, Lisbon, Barcelona, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York City.
Located in Downtown New Orleans, at 2203 St. Charles Ave., the 132-key Hotel Indigo New Orleans Garden District is just a few minutes away from business venues and entertainment opportunities. True to the Hotel Indigo brand, the property reflects the Big Easy lifestyle. Located along the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar Line, under picturesque oak trees, it will allow hotel guests to ride the streetcar to local attractions in true New Orleans fashion. Design features include murals displaying decorative ironwork, louvred shutters and the roots of an old live oak, paired with a purple, tangerine, teal and lime color palette, mirroring the city’s mood indoors.
Amenities at the nine-story building include a business center equipped with PCs, printing and copying services, an on-site fitness center outfitted with cardio and weightlifting equipment, access to an extensive off-site fitness center, high-speed wireless internet access throughout the property, and dry cleaning and concierge services, as well as a 24-hour dedicated lounge area. Babin’s Bar & Bistro, located at street level, doubles as a restaurant and cocktail lounge and offers local cuisine.
Hotel Indigo New Orleans Garden District is the Hotel Indigo brand’s 51st property. Hotel Indigo was founded in 2004 and is part of the InterContinental Hotel Group along with eight other prestigious brands. IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,500 hotels and more than 672,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. IHG has more than 1,000 hotel in various stages of development.
Photo courtesy of Hotel Indigo New Orleans Garden District’s Facebook page