IHG opens Mississippi's first Hotel Indigo

The Hotel Indigo-Hattiesburg. Photo credit: InterContinental Hotels Group (The Hotel Indigo-Hattiesburg is the first property from the Hotel Indigo brand in the state of Mississippi. The hotel is located near the University of Southern Mississippi.)

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) opened the Hotel Indigo-Hattiesburg, the first and only Hotel Indigo in Mississippi.

The Hotel Indigo-Hattiesburg is located within walking distance of the University of Southern Mississippi and The Avenues. The five-story boutique hotel consists of 100 guestrooms, and also offers a fitness center and a 24/7 business center with wireless internet and printing. The property is also pet friendly.

“All of the team is really excited to be a part of this, especially with it being the first one in the state,” Rhonda Cunningham, GM of the Hotel Indigo-Hattiesburg, said in a statement. “This is such a beautiful hotel with custom-detailed work—there’s nothing else like it.”

Each Hotel Indigo property is designed to reflect the culture of the surrounding neighborhood. The Hotel Indigo-Hattiesburg is designed to reflect the Hub City’s timber and rail industry, as well as the nearby University of Southern Mississippi.

“We have murals throughout that reflect the railroad and timber industry and are very artsy,” Cunningham said in a statement. “It’s not your normal chain, box hotel. We’ve customized all the features and the décor. We’re telling our neighborhood’s story.”

Guests can also visit Brass Hat, the hotel’s restaurant/bar, which is reminiscent of a 1930s railroad dining car. The menu at Brass Hat will be focused on tapas, small plates and specialty items.

In addition to the on-site restaurant and bar, the hotel partnered with Hattiesburg’s Midtown Donut and The Midtowner for breakfast room service and grab-and-go breakfast items. The Midtowner will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Saturday through Sunday from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Hotel Indigo-Hattiesburg will also serve a range of local products, including coffee and local craft beers.

“We’re very excited for Hotel Indigo to open their doors to Hattiesburg residents and visitors this August,” Micajah Sturdivant, president of MMI Hotel Group, said in a statement. “Plans are underway for a ribbon cutting ceremony, and once the date is set, we encourage the public to attend and find out all they (The Hotel Indigo-Hattiesburg) have to offer.”