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Hotel Indigo opens its doors in historic area of College Park
by Nneka M. Okona
nokona@neighbornewspapers.com
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Hotel Indigo Customer Service Specialist Kim Norris answers and books reservations.
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Just around the corner from College Park’s historic Main Street, a new business has found its home —Hotel Indigo.

Hotel Indigo College Park, 1776 Harvard Ave., opened officially July 12.

The hotel, an InterContinental Hotels Group property, is a 142-room, five-story hotel, which is a far cry from the typical hotel near a bustling airport like Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

According to General Manager Melissa Turner, that is precisely the direction Hotel Indigo strives for.

“We don’t want to be the obvious airport hotel,” she said. “Some of the other major airport hotels have pictures of airline photos. There is nothing wrong with that, but we wanted to be unique.”

There are no airline photos in sight at hotel but, instead, tributes to the local community. Murals of landmarks within the city, such as train wheels, manhole covers and railroad stoplights are blown up in walls in the lobby as well as in the meeting and guest rooms.

This is the unique twist that Turner referred to.

“Our neighborhood is a twist on Main Street USA,” said Turner. “We are situated steps away from Main Street in College Park but minutes away from the world’s busiest airport. We are that step away from the hustle and bustle.”

Hotel Indigo College Park also features a whiskey and wine bar, a full bar for other spirits, an outdoor patio space and Blue Goose, a restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

A la carte items are also for sale in the restaurant area, including desserts, sandwiches and other grab-and-go items.

Other amenities of the hotel include 24-hour business and fitness centers and free Wi-Fi in the public and guest rooms.

Turner said in the future, there are plans to get more of the community out to the hotel, including cocktail hours.
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