Three hotels have made their debuts for IHG, Hilton and Red Roof.
Hotel Indigo Flushing opens its doors
Hotel Indigo, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Luxury & Lifestyle Collection, has expanded its offering in New York City with the debut of Hotel Indigo Flushing, the brand’s second opening this year and its fourth property overall in the city.
The 150-room hotel, 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, according to the company. 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 raindrops, in the atrium-style lobby. Each of Hotel Indigo Flushing’s urban contemporary guestrooms features a gray 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.
Botanica Bar & Lounge is a dining environment featuring a menu of handcrafted cocktails and bites that reference the neighborhood’s global influences, including handmade Dim Sum.
“The opening of Hotel Indigo Flushing is an exciting development for the fast-growing Hotel Indigo portfolio,” said Carol Hoeller, VP, global brand management, Hotel Indigo. “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.”
Joinery Hotel Pittsburgh, Curio Collection by Hilton, debuts
Joinery Hotel Pittsburgh, Curio Collection by Hilton, is now welcoming guests to Downtown Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle neighborhood.
Paying homage to its foundation of a historic structure through a contemporary lens, the reimagined, 185-room hotel and community gathering place offers a compact and cozy respite for today’s curious traveler, according to the company. Honoring the city’s working-class history and distinct culture through analog offerings and design details with a modern industrial aesthetic, the hotel seeks to inspire discovery among visitors and Yinzers (as locals and natives are known) alike.
Reinventing the space that formerly housed the Distrikt Hotel Pittsburgh, the hospitality experience begins with the lobby. The new space creates a familiar, welcoming neighborhood hub for all to enjoy with a mix of layered textures, earth-toned leather fabrics and clean steel accents. The focal point, an ‘offering table’ check-in experience, is complete with local Voodoo Brewery beer, wine from Pittsburgh Winery, spirits, snacks and coffee by local roaster Nicholas Coffee.
The lobby features a curated library by Amazing Books & Records, board games, records collected by Get Hip Records and rental bikes courtesy of local bike shop, Thick Bikes.
In addition to these amenities, The Shop will feature a unique collection of items for purchase that reflect the creativity and craft of Joinery. From kicking back with a record at a listening station to imbibing on a craft cocktail or beer in the library to taking in a bold contemporary art collection curated by NINE dot ARTS showcasing emerging, showcasing local talent, to gathering together to learn a new skill, the space will offer countless opportunities for exploration.
“Like the joining of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers with the Ohio River that gives the Golden Triangle its name, Joinery Hotel represents a natural coming together of community to create a new ‘place to be’ for locals in Steel City,” said Donato Coluccio, GM. “We’re thrilled to debut as the ideal Downtown launch pad for leisure and business travelers to explore the best of Pittsburgh from a local’s point-of-view, as well as offer unique moments of discovery within our hotel that provide guests with an authentic sense of place.”
Hometowne Studios by Red Roof opens In Trenton, NJ
Red Roof has opened the 75-room HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof Princeton – Ewing/Lawrenceville in Trenton, NJ.
The extended-stay property features kitchenettes with full-sized refrigerators, free in-room WiFi, HD flat-screen TVs with free expanded cable, extended-stay rates, free coffee in the lobby, coin laundry and weekly housekeeping. An on-site fitness facility and business center are available, as well as a 24-hour front desk where kitchen kits are available for purchase for a low fee.
The hotel is close to Princeton University, the Philadelphia Airport (PHL), Rider University and Six Flags Great Adventure Park.