LOS ANGELES—InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Greenland USA opened the 350-room, 18-story flagship Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown hotel, marking the brand’s debut in the city.
Located at 899 Francisco St. in the new 6.3-acre mixed-use Metropolis development, the boutique hotel sits in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, a neighborhood with a burgeoning art, culture and entertainment scene. With the design concept created by Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), the design of the property is 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 Chinatown.
“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,” said Hu Gang, CEO of Greenland USA. “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.”
The new-build hotel is walking distance to the city’s major attractions including the L.A. Live entertainment district, Staples Center and Los Angeles Convention Center. The hotel is also close to other area attractions including museums, shops, restaurants, bars, sports and concert venues.
Guestrooms have murals depicting the elements of old Hollywood with new bedding, hard-surface flooring with area rugs and spa-inspired bathrooms with Jonathan Adler amenities. The hotel includes three luxury suites, including the presidential suite inspired by hotel muse Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American movie star.
Among the dining options include Metropole Bar+Kitchen and a lounge, 18 Social. There is also a 9,100-sq.-ft. outdoor pool terrace located on the fourth-floor outfitted with a bar and views of the city. Amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and nearly 22,000 sq. ft. of meeting space across 11 rooms.
The hotel is owned by Greenland USA and is managed by IHG. Greenland USA is a subsidiary of Shanghai-based Greenland Group.