ATLANTA—InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the conversion of a former Holiday Inn Express to the Hotel Indigo Anaheim, the brand’s fourth property in California.
The four-story, 104-room retro-style hotel has been renovated with an investment of around $5 million by New Century Enterprises, and tells the story of Anaheim’s agricultural history. The hotel is located near what was once a well-traveled wagon trail that connected several thriving ranches responsible for producing nearly half of the nation’s walnuts in the early 1900’s. This history is reflected in the hotel’s design, including mosaic murals featuring blooming walnut trees.
“The Hotel Indigo brand is uniquely designed to reflect the culture, character and history of the neighborhoods where our hotels are located,” said Mary Winslow, director, brand management, Hotel Indigo, the Americas, IHG. “When most people think about Anaheim, they think about orange groves, but this hotel serves as a reminder of a story that’s almost been forgotten. We want our guests to learn something new about the neighborhood when they visit our hotels, and this part of Anaheim’s agricultural past is certainly unexpected.”
The hotel has a meeting room that can be converted to suit a variety of needs, as well as a pool and a fitness center. Complimentary Internet access is available throughout the property. The Chambers Bar and Bistro serves seasonal and locally-sourced food, and the restaurant name pays homage to the area’s history as the Chambers Ranch, the home of several hard-working families who made their living growing walnuts.
The Hotel Indigo Anaheim hotel, owned and operated by New Century Enterprises, is franchised by an affiliate of IHG.