Although it once was rundown and ramshackle, downtown Los Angeles is now a thriving destination for locals and visitors alike thanks to a revitalization that continues to attract new businesses and accommodations to the city center. The latest of these: Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown, which opened yesterday at the corner of James M. Wood Boulevard and Francisco Street.
Owned by Greenland USA and managed by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), the new hotel is Los Angeles' first Hotel Indigo. Part of the new 6.3-acre mixed-use Metropolis development -- a "city within a city" that eventually will include a 70,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor retail pavilion and three residential towers with resort-style amenities, including pools, lounges, fitness centers, screening rooms, yoga studios, and meditation gardens -- it's located within walking distance of L.A. Live, the Staples Center, and the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Featuring a 1920s Prohibition-era design, the hotel has 350 guest rooms across 18 stories, a lobby-level restaurant, a top-floor cocktail lounge, a 9,100-square-foot outdoor pool terrace, a 24-hour fitness center, and 11 meeting rooms totaling nearly 22,000 square feet of meeting space.
"We are proud to play an integral role in the revitalization of the Downtown Los Angeles neighborhood with this expansion of the IHG family of brands," said Jason Moskal, vice president, Lifestyle Brands, The Americas, IHG. "Located in a city full of art and history, the Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown hotel is a gateway for both guests and locals alike who visit the city to experience the thriving creativity, urban vibe, and diversity of downtown Los Angeles."
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