Hotel Indigo, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Luxury & Lifestyle Collection, has expanded its offering in New York City with the brand’s second opening this year.
The 150-room Hotel Indigo Flushing, managed by Urgo Hotels & Resorts, tells the stories of the community’s rich past and diverse present, weaving its sights, sounds and flavors into the design and guest experience. Flushing’s reputation as a cultural melting pot began centuries ago when it became the setting of the first commercial fruit tree nursery in the U.S., grown with seeds sourced on trade routes between China, the Middle East and Europe. Today, the Taiwanese immigrants who first opened businesses decades ago are joined by international newcomers. Design firm JacksonCreative Group has combined this storytelling with organic materials and finishes in the boutique lifestyle hotel’s interiors.
Guests are welcomed by a dramatic peach blossom tree art piece and a cascading chandelier, reminiscent of rain drops, in the atrium-style lobby. Each of Hotel Indigo Flushing’s urban contemporary guestrooms feature a grey and soft yellow color palette as well as peach blossom murals, creating an airy organic look while hinting at the neighborhood’s past. King Terrace guestrooms feature private terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the city skyline.
The Hotel Indigo brand is known for restaurants and bars that are local gems – lively spaces that lift spirits and foster connection through food and drink. Botanica Bar & Lounge is a serene dining environment featuring an eclectic menu of handcrafted cocktails and bites that reference the neighborhood’s global influences, including Handmade Dim Sum.
Carol Hoeller, Vice President Global Brand Management for Hotel Indigo, commented: “The opening of Hotel Indigo Flushing is an exciting development for the fast-growing Hotel Indigo portfolio. We strive to make locals proud with each new opening, celebrating the neighborhood and becoming part of the community. This hotel demonstrates the best of Flushing, both in the design and guest stay, and will provide travelers with an authentic new experience that empowers them to explore.”
Kevin Chang, General Manager of Hotel Indigo Flushing, added: “At Hotel Indigo, we believe in creating an experience that is as unique as the neighborhood itself. Distinctive design cues inspired by the local history and surrounding influences give guests a flavor of Flushing before heading off to explore all that the vibrant Borough of Queens has to offer for themselves.”
Tennis enthusiasts traveling to the area for the US Open Tennis Championships, for which IHG Hotels & Resorts is the Official Hotel Sponsor, will appreciate Hotel Indigo Flushing’s proximity to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. A short distance to the subway and the Long Island Rail Road, the hotel also offers quick and convenient access to Manhattan.