This is the second Hotel Indigo signing in theChicago market this year, with a hotel expected to open in the Millennium Park area in late 2014.
Slated to open in 2015, the hotel will be located in the Water Street District, a vibrant neighborhood with a variety of restaurants and shops. It will be conveniently accessible to downtown Naperville businesses and will benefit from planned expansions to the Riverwalk that will include an art wall and a staircase patterned after the Spanish Steps in Rome. A large public and private parking facility with more than 500 spaces will be adjacent to the hotel, providing parking for the Water Street district and additional downtown visitor parking.
"The signing of our fourth hotel in the Chicago market is an example of our successful growth strategy to focus on high demand locations in major markets," said Mary Winslow, director, Brand Management, Hotel Indigo, the Americas, IHG. "The growth of the Hotel Indigo brand in top-tier cities across the U.S. proves that guests value the boutique, local neighborhood experience that our hotels provide."
The Hotel Indigo Naperville hotel will have 160 rooms, including Riverfront King Suites and Honeymoon Suites. The second floor lobby will feature a great room with fireplace, a bistro-style dining area and wine bar. The hotel will offer a well-equipped fitness center, banquet accommodations, three meeting rooms that can accommodate from 15 to 60 people, and a rooftop restaurant that overlooks the river and extraordinary panoramic views of downtown Naperville.
"We are very happy to be a part of IHG and the Hotel Indigo brand," said Nick Ryan, managing director, Marquette Companies. "The brand's emphasis on reflecting its local neighborhood combined with IHG's global strength ensures that our hotel will deliver a unique boutique hotel experience while having the amenities guests expect from one of the world's leading hotel groups."
The Hotel Indigo brand offers guests a unique hotel experience with the modern design and intimate service associated with boutique hotels. Every Hotel Indigo property is uniquely designed to reflect the culture, character and history of the surrounding neighborhood. Each hotel's neighborhood story is woven throughout the guest experience, from the locally sourced food and drinks served in the restaurant and bar, to the art, photography and architecture incorporated into the hotel's design. Oversized and interpretive photographic murals of local imagery are featured in public spaces and guest rooms, which feature plush bedding, hard-surface flooring with area rugs and spa-inspired bathrooms. Each hotel offers guests and locals a great neighborhood bar with seasonal and locally sourced food in a stylish environment.
Marquette Companies plans to involve the Naperville Heritage Society in bringing the area's history and culture to life within the hotel space via unique interior designs and signature murals. The Hotel Indigo Naperville hotel, owned by Marquette Companies LLC, will be managed by IHG.
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