Projects in the works for Indigo Road and Cambria

Two new properties are under construction in the South. Here’s a look.

The Indigo Road Hospitality Group starts construction on the Flatiron Hotel
The Indigo Road Hospitality Group has begun construction on the Flatiron Hotel project in Asheville, NC.

Flatiron Preservation Group LLC, comprising the principals of GarageCap and JPW Development, successfully received project permits to commence this July. The targeted completion date for the adaptive reuse project is spring 2023.

The 71-key Flatiron Hotel is an adaptive-reuse of the Flatiron building, Asheville’s iconic downtown landmark. The new hotel within the Flatiron building aspires to fulfill the building’s historic purpose of signaling to the world that Asheville is a place of consequence, the company reports. The Flatiron Hotel project will draw inspiration from the original “Lost Generation” of the roaring ’20s and connect that bygone era with a mobile creative class looking for an escape true to Asheville’s prohibition-era spirit.

Within the Flatiron Hotel, guests and locals will find a restaurant featuring a wood-fired oven and craft cocktail bar on the ground floor, a rooftop bar with peerless views of the smoky mountains to the west, and, in the tradition of the Flatiron’s nascent era, one may or may not find a hidden speakeasy somewhere within.

The Flatiron Building was acquired by Flatiron Preservation Group LLC in 2019 shortly after the City of Asheville had approved its conversion into a hotel.

Cambria Hotels breaks ground in Austin
Cambria Hotels has officially started the construction on the Cambria Hotel Austin Downtown in Austin.

The 14-story, 212-room hotel is expected to open in the summer of 2023, joining other properties in the state capital that are anticipated to open this year, including the Cambria Hotel Austin Airport and Cambria Hotel North Austin Near The Domain. Representatives from Choice Hotels, developer Stratus Development Partners and local dignitaries attended the groundbreaking to commemorate the occasion.

Located in the Rainey Street District, the hotel is close to the Circuit of the Americas raceway, the Austin360 Amphitheater and many outdoor activities in Texas Hill Country, including Mount Bonnell, Lady Bird Lake and Lake Austin. The area is also home to the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas State Capitol.

The Cambria Hotel Austin Downtown will feature upscale amenities including:

  • Multi-purpose indoor and outdoor spaces for work or relaxation, including an outdoor pool, patio and terrace
  • Indoor/outdoor rooftop bar with 360-degree views of the city
  • Locally inspired design and decor, reflecting the personality of Austin and the surrounding community
  • Contemporary guestrooms, complete with design forward fixtures, abundant lighting and plush bedding
  • Spa-style bathrooms with Bluetooth mirrors
  • On-site dining featuring freshly made food, local craft beer, wine and specialty cocktails, as well as to-go options
  • Multi-function meeting and event spaces
  • State-of-the-art fitness center

The Cambria Hotel Austin Downtown will be developed by Stratus Development Partners LLC.