John Portman & Associates designs Hotel Indigo Denver

InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) Hotel Indigo brand signed its first hotel in the state of Colorado, which will connect guests with Denver’s Lower Downtown neighborhood (LoDo).

Designed by John Portman & Associates, the building is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council.

The Hotel Indigo Denver 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.


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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. The neighborhood already has a mix of entertainment, shopping and cultural amenities, including art galleries, restaurants, specialty retail, nightclubs and jazz parlors. 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.

When it opens, the 180-room property will have approximately 1,950 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center, business center, bar and restaurant. Guestrooms will have plush bedding, hard-surface flooring with area rugs and spa-inspired bathrooms. The hotel will also have the brand’s Neighbourhood Guide, a touchscreen display that connects guests to local neighborhood mainstays.

The hotel is owned by CUOF IV LODO, and will be franchised by an affiliate of IHG.


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