IHG to Open Indigo Hotel in Greenland’s DTLA Metropolis Development
- May 26, 2015
Greenland USA is adding a new hotel to its portfolio at the Metropolis mixed-use development in downtown Los Angeles. The company, a subsidiary of Greenland Group in Shanghai, announced that it inked an agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group for the opening of the city’s first Indigo-branded hotel. The hotel will be integrated into the $1 billion development project that Greenland is currently building in the proximity of the city’s Financial District and L.A. Live. IHG and Greenland are frequent partners, the latter operating seven facilities bearing IHG brands.
Slated for a winter 2016 opening, the new hotel will be located at 899 Francisco Street. Hotel Indigo is a relatively new brand for IHG, one that is recording a large amount of growth, with over 60 locations planned for development across the world. The Hotel Indigo Downtown Los Angeles will be a 350-key, 18-story hotel offering locally-sourced seasonal food, great proximity to the L.A. Convention Center, Staples Center, and the Nokia Theatre. The area’s revitalization is attracting residents and businesses to DTLA once again, and the city is pushing to beef up the amount of rooms available in the vicinity of the Convention Center over the following five years.
The facility was designed by Gensler, with designer Hirsch Bedner Associates/HBA Los Angeles leading the team in charge of the interiors. Owned by Greenland LA Metropolis Hotel Development LLC and managed by an affiliate of IHG, the facility is one of a number of projects that are aiming to bring the Indigo brand to the U.S. Two other properties were also announced recently in Denver and Pittsburgh.