What inspired RBA Group's design of first Hotel Indigo in S.C.

Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant opened as the first Hotel Indigo in South Carolina. 

The RBA Group of Charlotte, N.C. designed Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant, drawing inspiration from its surrounding neighborhood, culture and history. Plantation architecture, jazz music, sweetgrass basketmaking, oysters and the Indigo color palette are reflected in the design and décor of the property.

The hotel’s namesake indigo, a plant that produces a blue dye and was an important part of the state’s economy in the 1700s, is commemorated throughout Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant. This is made apparent in the walls, carpeting, furniture and columns in the hotel’s public spaces, guestrooms and suites, and meeting space. 

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The five-story hotel has 158 guestrooms (including seven suites); a full-service restaurant and bar (eliza’s bar + kitchen); a resort-style oasis with pool, indoor/outdoor bar, cabanas, fire feature and sun chairs; 6,000-square-feet of meeting space; fitness center; yoga room; and self-parking.

eliza’s bar + kitchen was named to commemorate Eliza Lucas Pinckney, the Charlestonian who developed indigo in the Lowcountry and turned it into one of the state’s most important cash crops.

Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant also has 6,000 square feet of event space, including the 3,000 square foot Palmetto Ballroom that can accommodate up to 250 guests and may be divided into separate meeting rooms. 

Located at 250 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant is near Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, the “Gateway to Historic Downtown Charleston.” It is operated by Atlanta-based NorthPointe Hospitality.

Photo credit: RBA Group