Downtown Naperville’s first hotel is open for stays starting November 18, and we got a sneak peak of Hotel Indigo.
While the small street in Naperville has a big new look, Naperville’s charm can be found at every corner of the hotel.
“All the stylistic features and indicative to the environment and community they’re apart of,” said Doug Kelly, Director of Sales and Marketing for Hotel Indigo.
Limestone walls representing Centennial Beach, reclaimed wood honoring Naperville’s farming community and iron piping tying to Naperville’s manufacturing industry can be seen throughout the entire hotel.
“It was important to play respect to the people that have been here their entire lives and have third, fourth and fifth generation families coming back and representing a big part of what was a part of their family and culture,” said Kelly.
Even the hotel’s dining and exercise facility manage to tie in a part of Naperville history. Plank’s Bar and Kitchen is named after Plank road in Naperville, and the gym features artwork of North Central College athletes- another way to make guests feel at home in the hotel.
“I think people view Downtown Naperville, no matter where you are, Downtown Naperville is really your family room, it’s where you come when company comes, you stroll the Riverwalk with the babies, you come for ice cream, it really is Naperville’s living room,” said Christine Jeffries, President of the Naperville Development Partnership.
And the $50 million hotel will cater to other needs as well. Elements, the banquet facility just across the hotel’s bridge will offer space for weddings, meetings and charity events.
“I think it’s really going to complete the total package that we have in the downtown. It will really add to the events that we have throughout the year, whether it’s a parade or Mother’s Day, they cannot only come to those events but stay here too,” said Katie Wood, Executive Director of the Downtown Naperville Alliance.
Hotel Indigo will open for stays November 18, when 43 of the hotel’s rooms will be ready for guests.
“We want to create an experience where people feel like they’re at home, we want to learn about our guests and our clients and really duplicate that,” said Kelly.
Naperville News 17’s Alyssa Bochenek reports.
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