CLEVELAND – InterContinental Hotels Group’s Hotel Indigo brand has opened its first hotel in Cleveland’s Beachwood neighborhood.
The hotel is near the Cleveland Metroparks system, a network of green spaces dedicated to conservation, education and recreation that locals call the “Emerald Necklace.”
“We like to think of this neighborhood’s green spaces as ‘naturally priceless,’” said Mary Winslow, director of Americas brand management for 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 hotel highlights the Beachwood neighborhood through murals of the green spaces that make up the “Emerald Necklace” and the experiences they offer, including flowing waterfalls, hot-air balloons and polo matches. 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 nod to the Hunter Jumper Classic competition held at the Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field.
Before it became a Hotel Indigo, the four-story, 100-room hotel underwent an $8 million renovation.
Guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center and 7,500 square feet of meeting space. The Beachwood hotel features the brand’s new Neighborhood Guide, a touch-screen display that connects guests to each other, the neighborhood and to Hotel Indigo locations around the world. Hotelstaff, many of whom are locals, will share their favorite spots with guests who want to explore 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.”