Back in 2007 there were rumors abound that East Liberty would soon be the home of two new hotels, however, the financial crisis of 2008 put a halt on many new developments that were backed by small-medium sized firms.
One of those developments was the Hotel Indigo (a boutique brand of InterContinental Hotels Group) which Morgan Development, a D.C. based property development firm, had hoped to have completed by 2011. It may be a few years late but the project has risen from the dead.Banners surround an East Liberty block depicting the development, here from above Broad Street and Whitfield.
Located two short blocks from the Highland Building, which is currently undergoing its own major restoration, the Indigo is well positioned to be another high-quality destination in the area.
The 140 room hotel will be accompanied by two restaurants, two bars and other full-service amenities. The design, done by mossArchitects, a local firm, makes re-use of several existing structures as well as significant new construction. The design expects LEED silver certification.Elevation from N. Highland Ave.
As of early September, 2012 the site's demolition appears to be complete. The project is expected to cost around $30 million and hopes to be finished by December 2013.