Hotel Indigo has opened the Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, the brand’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified (LEED-certified) hotel. Hotel Indigo says the new hotel is the first LEED-certified hotel in San Diego and one of only 19 in the U.S. ― and is also the only new hotel scheduled to open in downtown San Diego in 2009.
The hotel is owned and managed by InterContinental Hotels Group, the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms. The new 12-storey Hotel Indigo San Diego is located at 509 9th Ave. in downtown San Diego, one block from PETCO Park, close by the Gaslamp Quarter and less than a mile from the San Diego Convention Center.
Hotel Indigo San Diego is topped with green roofs on the ninth and 12th floors, which will reduce energy consumption by cutting the need for heating/air conditioning and lowering the urban heat island effect. The company says the hotel’s Phi Terrace Bar and meditation deck is also the world’s first installation of MoistureShield composite decking, made from recycled polyethylene plastic and recycled wood fibers.
Additional green elements include a terrace herb garden for use at the Phi Bar and Bistro; operable floor-to-ceiling windows for natural lighting/ventilation; an on-site recycling program; composting of organic matter; and reserved parking spaces/parking discounts for guests with low-emitting/fuel-efficient vehicles.
Hotel Indigo San Diego features 210 guestrooms, including five suites. All rooms have oversized beds, plush bedding, spa-inspired showers with Aveda products; 37-inch, high-definition flat screen TVs; complimentary movies; iHome/MP3 alarm clock radios and Keurig coffee makers. Additionally, the hotel provides guests with complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business center, a meeting space and a 24-hour fitness studio.
Dining and entertainment options include the Phi Bar and Bistro, serving gourmet dishes with fresh, local seasonal ingredients, and the Phi Terrace Bar. The terrace bar features a reflection pool, fire pits, lounge seating and panoramic views of the cityscape and PETCO Park baseball.