Hotel Indigo Opens in DTLA

The 350-key property is part of Greenland USA’s mixed-use Metropolis development and marks the brand’s first project in the City of Angels.

By Ariela Moraru

The Hotel Indigo brand’s first property in Los Angeles announced by Greenland USA in 2015 has opened. The 350-key hotel managed by InterContinental Hotels Group is part of the 6.3-acre mixed-use Metropolis development that is transforming the Los Angeles city center into a walkable destination, with residential towers, skyparks and an approximately 70,000-square-foot retail pavilion.

Located at 899 Francisco, the 18-story hotel is in walking distance to the city’s major attractions including the L.A. Live entertainment district, Staples Center and Los Angeles Convention Center, as well as museums, shops, restaurants, bars, sports and concert venues. The design concept created by Hirsch Bedner Associates was inspired by the 1920s Prohibition era, infusing elements from the underground speakeasies and tunnels, the Fiesta de las Flores parade, the Hollywood movie industry, as well as historic Chinatown. The guestrooms feature murals depicting the elements of old Hollywood with plush bedding, hard-surface flooring with area rugs and spa-inspired bathrooms with Jonathan Adler amenities. The hotel includes three spacious luxury suites, including the Presidential suite inspired by hotel muse Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American movie star.

Hotel amenities include the lobby-level Metropole Bar & Kitchen, a top-floor cocktail lounge, a 9,100-square-foot outdoor pool with a terrace and bar located on the fourth-floor bar, a 24-hour fitness center and nearly 22,000 square feet of meeting space across 11 rooms.

“As the first hotel developed by Greenland USA, Hotel Indigo represents an important step forward in our commitment to developing transformative properties and supporting the local downtown community. Not only does this hotel help meet the city’s need for increased tourism facilities, but it has served as a source of well-paying jobs to more than 2,700 local workers and will help bolster the local economy here in Los Angeles,” CEO of Greenland USA Hu Gang said in prepared remarks.

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