IHG’s Hotel Indigo® brand announces the signing of its first hotel in the state of Colorado, The Hotel Indigo Denver

Boutique brand to move in to Union Station neighborhood in winter 2016

ATLANTA, 2015-4-2 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) Hotel Indigo® brand, which has 61 locations open in 12 countries, announces the signing of its first hotel in the state of Colorado, which will connect guests with Denver’s Lower Downtown neighborhood (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 neighborhood. The local area around Union Station is home to many historical storefronts, warehouses and industrial buildings that help define the neighborhood, 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 center, business center, bar and restaurant.

Every Hotel Indigo® property is uniquely designed to reflect the culture, character and history of its surrounding neighborhood. This Downtown Denver location will have a unique neighborhood 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 Neighborhood Guide, an innovative touchscreen display that connects guests to each other, to local neighborhood mainstays, and to Hotel Indigo locations around the world. Hotel team members, many of whom are locals themselves, will share their favorite hidden gems with guests looking to explore and discover the neighborhood.

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.

The Hotel Indigo brand is part of IHG’s diverse family of brands in nearly 100 countries and territories and meets the needs of guests, whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Hotel Indigo hotels participate in IHG’s guest loyalty program, IHG® Rewards Club. The industry’s first and largest rewards program with over 84 million members is free and guests can enroll at IHGRewardsClub.com, by downloading the IHG® app, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG’s more than 4,800 hotels worldwide.

About the Hotel Indigo® brand
The Hotel Indigo® brand is a global boutique hotel brand that delivers a refreshing and inviting guest experience that is truly reflective of the local community. From the locally-inspired murals to the renewal program where the music, scent, and menu items change throughout the year, each Hotel Indigo hotel delivers a vibrant, engaging and genuine boutique experience that gives guests the confidence to step out and explore the local neighborhood. Each Hotel Indigo property is unique and designed to reflect the local culture, character and geography of the surrounding area while brand hallmarks ensure consistent and reliable service from location to location. No two hotels are the same. There are 61 Hotel Indigo hotels open around the globe. With a quality global pipeline of 63 hotels, the Hotel Indigo estate is set to nearly double in size to more than 100 properties within the next three to five years.  For more information or to make a reservation, visit http://www.hotelindigo.com. Find us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/hotelindigo or Facebook www.Facebook.com/hotelindigo.

About Portman Holdings
Throughout the past 60 years, Portman Holdings has developed over 50 million square feet of premium real estate around the world with a focus on hospitality, office and mixed-use properties. The vertically integrated real estate development, investment and management company commands a successful global network and has a proven track record with the world’s top financial institutions. Teams in the company’s global offices seamlessly connect to develop, finance and manage a diverse portfolio in the world’s core and emerging markets. Portman Holdings continues to achieve success through investor, partner and client relationships that deliver exceptional real estate projects. For additional information, visit www.portmanholdings.comand follow the company on Twitter via @PortmanRE.

Media Contacts:
Sarah-Ann Soffer, Hotel Indigo® Brand, sarahann.soffer@ihg.com, 770-604-2707
Amy Stinson, Portman Holdings, astinson@portmanholdings.com, 770-653-3560

Notes to Editors:

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, includingInterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts,Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN™ Hotels,Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. In January 2015, IHG acquiredKimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the world’s leading boutique hotel business.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 84 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,800 hotels and more than 710,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with over 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline. Over 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices worldwide.

In January 2015 we completed the acquisition of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, adding 62 hotels (11,300 rooms) to our system size and 16 hotels to our development pipeline.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

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IHG’s Hotel Indigo® brand announces the signing of its first hotel in the state of Colorado, The Hotel Indigo Denver

IHG’s Hotel Indigo® brand announces the signing of its first hotel in the state of Colorado, The Hotel Indigo Denver