ATLANTA—InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) Hotel Indigo brand has opened its first hotel in Cleveland, bringing guests together with the city’s distinct Beachwood neighborhood. The Hotel Indigo Cleveland-Beachwood hotel celebrates the Cleveland Metroparks system, a diverse network of green spaces dedicated to conservation, education, and recreation and fondly referred to by locals as the “Emerald Necklace.”
“We like to think of this neighborhood’s green spaces as ‘naturally priceless’,” said Mary Winslow, director, Americas brand management, Hotel Indigo. “The extensive collection of parks, trails, and waterways beg to be explored and discovered, and we look forward to connecting our guests to this vibrant and unique neighborhood.”
The Beachwood neighborhood story is brought to life within the hotel through murals of the local green spaces that make up the “Emerald Necklace” and the unique experiences they offer, including flowing waterfalls, colorful patchwork hot air balloons, and polo horses in action. Nature-inspired design accents feature wood, grass, and pebbles. Meeting rooms, named the Hunter Room and Jumper Room, and equestrian-inspired staff uniforms are a playful nod to the Hunter Jumper Classic competition held at the Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field.
Prior to its conversion to the Hotel Indigo brand, the four-story 100-room hotel underwent an $8 million renovation, funded by ownership. During the renovation, an original brick wall was discovered and carefully restored, now serving as a unique design feature in the lobby.
Guestrooms feature plush bedding, hard-surface flooring with area rugs, and spa-inspired bathrooms. At 3581 Bar & Bistro, guests and locals can enjoy a great neighborhood bar with seasonal and locally sourced food in a stylish environment. Relationships with local vendors like Orlando Baking Company, Indigo Imp Brewery and Rising Star Coffee Roasters will bring a taste of the neighborhood into the hotel for guests. The award-winning Hyde Park Prime Steak House is also open nearby for dinner.
The hotel’s outdoor courtyard will offer soft seating, a community table, fire feature, and an interactive chessboard. Guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center and 7,500 square feet of meeting space, and four-legged visitors will get a special gift just for pets upon check-in. The Beachwood hotel will feature the brand’s new Neighborhood Guide, a touchscreen display that connects guests to each other, the local neighborhood, and to Hotel Indigo locations around the world. Hotel team members, many of whom are locals themselves, will share their favorite hidden gems with guests looking to explore and discover the neighborhood.
“We love our neighborhood and look forward to introducing guests to some of our favorite places,” said Cynthia Eckrich, general manager. “Whether it’s taking in a sky high view from a hot air balloon during The Blossom Time Festival or keeping your feet on the ground on a local nature trail, we can connect our guests to the neighborhood like no one else.”
Owned by CBHV LLC and managed by Atlantic Hospitality, the Hotel Indigo Cleveland-Beachwood hotel is franchised by an affiliate of IHG.