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IHG Signs Fourth Hotel Indigo® Location in Metro Chicago

October 18, 2013 Hotel Openings No Comments Email Email

Hotel Indigo®, IHG’s (InterContinental Hotels Group)upscale boutique brand, continues to expand in top-tier U.S. markets, with plans for a hotel in the Chicago suburb of Naperville.

The hotel, planned on the Naperville Riverwalk, an award-winning riverfront walkway and park, is expected to be a significant anchor for the mixed-use retail, restaurant and office development on the south end of Naperville’s central business district. This is the second Hotel Indigo signing in the Chicago market this year, with a hotel expected to open in the Millennium Park area in late 2014.

Slated to open in 2015, the hotel will be located in the Water Street District, a vibrant neighborhood with a variety of restaurants and shops. It will be conveniently accessible to downtown Naperville businesses and will benefit from planned expansions to the Riverwalk that will include an art wall and a staircase patterned after the Spanish Steps in Rome. A large public and private parking facility with more than 500 spaces will be adjacent to the hotel, providing parking for the Water Street district and additional downtown visitor parking.

“The signing of our fourth hotel in the Chicago market is an example of our successful growth strategy to focus on high demand locations in major markets,” said Mary Winslow, director, Brand Management, Hotel Indigo, the Americas, IHG. “The growth of the Hotel Indigo brand in top-tier cities across the U.S. proves that guests value the boutique, local neighborhood experience that our hotels provide.”

The Hotel Indigo Naperville hotel will have 160 rooms, including Riverfront King Suites and Honeymoon Suites. The second floor lobby will feature a great room with fireplace, a bistro-style dining area and wine bar. The hotel will offer a well-equipped fitness center, banquet accommodations, three meeting rooms that can accommodate from 15 to 60 people, and a rooftop restaurant that overlooks the river and extraordinary panoramic views of downtown Naperville.

“We are very happy to be a part of IHG and the Hotel Indigo brand,” said Nick Ryan, managing director, Marquette Companies. “The brand’s emphasis on reflecting its local neighborhood combined with IHG’s global strength ensures that our hotel will deliver a unique boutique hotel experience while having the amenities guests expect from one of the world’s leading hotel groups.”

The Hotel Indigo brand offers guests a unique hotel experience with the modern design and intimate service associated with boutique hotels. Every Hotel Indigo property is uniquely designed to reflect the culture, character and history of the surrounding neighborhood. Each hotel’s neighborhood story is woven throughout the guest experience, from the locally sourced food and drinks served in the restaurant and bar, to the art, photography and architecture incorporated into the hotel’s design. Oversized and interpretive photographic murals of local imagery are featured in public spaces and guest rooms, which feature plush bedding, hard-surface flooring with area rugs and spa-inspired bathrooms. Each hotel offers guests and locals a great neighborhood bar with seasonal and locally sourced food in a stylish environment.

Marquette Companies plans to involve the Naperville Heritage Society in bringing the area’s history and culture to life within the hotel space via unique interior designs and signature murals. The Hotel Indigo Naperville hotel, owned by Marquette Companies LLC, will be managed by IHG. The new hotel will participate in IHG’s guest loyalty program, IHG® Rewards Club. The industry’s first, largest and fast-growing hotel rewards program with more than 74 million members is free to join 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 4,600 hotels worldwide. The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that its hotels can meet guests’ needs whatever the occasion.

The Hotel Indigo brand, the world’s first global branded boutique hotel brand, has grown rapidly since its launch in 2004. It continues to be a strong growth vehicle for IHG with its strategy focused on growing in top-tier priority markets and gateway cities. With a quality global pipeline, the Hotel Indigo estate is expected to double in size to within the next three to five years. The brand has recently seen growth in top U.S. markets with openings including the Hotel Indigo BrooklynHotel Indigo New Orleans Garden District and Hotel Indigo Anaheim hotels and strong international growth, with openings including the Hotel Indigo Barcelona – Plaza CatalunyaHotel Indigo Hong Kong Island and Hotel Indigo – Tel Aviv – Diamond District hotels.

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