June 12, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) Hotel Indigo® brand opens its first hotel in Maryland, the 162-room Hotel Indigo Baltimore – Mt. Vernon. Located at 24 West Franklin Street, this unique hotel is also a historic building that once housed Baltimore’s first YMCA. The boutique hotel sits in the heart of Downtown Baltimore’s Historic and Cultural Districts making it easy to discover the local neighborhood scene.
Jason Moskal, Vice President, Lifestyle Brands, The Americas, IHG said: “The Hotel Indigo® brand is uniquely designed to reflect the local culture, character and history of the neighborhoods where our hotels are located. Mt. Vernon’s rich history was defined by a dynamic network of social clubs and innovative thinkers who gathered often in the name of cocktails and creativity. Guests will be inspired by the neighborhood story uncovered within the Hotel Indigo Baltimore – Mt. Vernon and the service delivered by our Hotel Indigo team, all within a stylish boutique hotel setting."
The hotel is located near the Washington Monument of Baltimore, The Walters Art Museum and The George Peabody Library. The Mt. Vernon neighborhood story is brought to life through art, photography and architecture incorporated into the hotel’s design, bringing local character to guests at every touch point. The library located in the lobby houses many books, including some by local Baltimore authors; the bar’s design was inspired by a lady’s perfume cabinet; and guestrooms include murals of literary-themed etchings.
The Hotel Indigo Baltimore – Mt. Vernon features restaurant and bar Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats as well as a grab & go option. Both areas offer guests and locals the opportunity to enjoy seasonal and locally sourced food and drinks from purveyors such as Tanner’s Pickles, Ottenberg’s Bakery, Clement’s Pastry Shop, Lancaster Farms, Richardson Farms and Baltimore Coffee & Tea.
Jason Curtis, General Manager, said: “We look forward to introducing guests to the Mt. Vernon neighborhood, which inspired every part of our hotel. From the Cultural District and Oriole Park at Camden Yards to the local dining scene on Charles Street, we are connecting guests with everything our neighborhood has to offer.”
Guestrooms feature plush bedding, hard-surface flooring with area rugs and spa-inspired bathrooms. In addition, the hotel features 112 different guestroom floor plans and five bi-level suites, providing a different room experience upon each stay. Guests also have access to a 24-hour fitness center and 4,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. The Baltimore hotel features the brand’s Neighborhood Guide, an innovative touchscreen display that connects guests to each other, the local neighborhood and to Hotel Indigo locations around the world. Hotel team members, many of whom are locals themselves, will share their favorite hidden gems with guests looking to explore and discover the neighborhood.
The Hotel Indigo Baltimore – Mt. Vernon hotel is owned by MVH Baltimore, LLC, and managed by Chesapeake Hospitality. The Hotel Indigo brand is part of IHG’s diverse family of brands in nearly 100 countries and territories. The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that its hotels can meet guests’ needs whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Hotel Indigo brand participates in IHG’s hotel rewards program, IHG® Rewards Club. The industry’s first and largest hotel rewards program is free, 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 4,900 hotels worldwide.
The Hotel Indigo brand recently announced new properties signed in Los Angeles, California, Denver, Colorado and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as well as three new international signings including Bath, UK and two in Dubai, UAE. Hotel Indigo continues to be a strong growth vehicle for IHG with 63 hotels open and a further 63 in the global pipeline.
The Hotel Indigo® brand is a global boutique hotel brand that delivers a refreshing and inviting guest experience that is truly reflective of the local community. From the locally inspired murals to the renewal program where the music, scent, and menu items change throughout the year, each Hotel Indigo hotel delivers a vibrant, engaging and genuine boutique experience that gives guests the confidence to step out and explore the local neighborhood. Each Hotel Indigo property is unique and designed to reflect the local culture, character and geography of the surrounding area while brand hallmarks ensure consistent and reliable service from location to location. No two hotels are the same. There are 63 Hotel Indigo hotels open around the globe, with a quality global pipeline of 63 hotels set to open within the next three to five years. For more information or to make a reservation, visit http://www.hotelindigo.com. Find us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/hotelindigo or Facebook www.Facebook.com/hotelindigo.
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN™ Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with nearly 86 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 4,900 hotels and 720,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with more than 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline. Over 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices worldwide.
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