GAINESVILLE, FL—Officials of a joint venture comprised of Peachtree Hotel Group (PHG) and Celebration Pointe Holdings (CPH) broke ground on the 140-room Hotel Indigo property in Gainesville, FL. The hotel, which will be operated by PHG, is expected to open in August 2018.
“The Hotel Indigo Gainesville is one of the anchor tenants of the brand-new Celebration Pointe, north central Florida’s premier mixed-use development, complete with the area’s finest dining, entertainment, business and living options,” said Lee Shuman, director of project management, PHG. “Gainesville has long since grown beyond being just a college town, and Celebration Pointe was designed to capture the growing number of business and leisure travelers to the community.”
Located within the mixed-use development project between SW 49th Terrace and SW 50th Terrace, facing a park setting, the six-story hotel will have new bedding, hard-surface flooring with area rugs and spa-inspired bathrooms. There will also be an on-site bar with seasonal and locally sourced food.
“Today’s guests are focused on experiential travel, desiring to feel like they’re a part of the community as opposed to nameless tourists,” said Patrick O’Neil, president of Peachtree Hospitality Management. “To those ends, in addition to our localized F&B offerings, the hotel also will feature Hotel Indigo’s new Neighborhood Guide, an innovative touchscreen display that connects guests to each other, the local neighborhood and to sister hotels worldwide. Our team members, many of whom are locals themselves, are well versed in a variety of helpful recommendations.”