Hotel Indigo on Orchard Street Delayed Until September 2015; Retail Hype Coming Soon

Posted on: March 4th, 2015 at 5:11 am by

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Rendering of restaurant inside Hotel Indigo

Hell, what’s another six months when the project has already run a decade and cost countless millions in both currency and complaints. So it is with the Hotel Indigo on Orchard Street, which continues to live up to its Hell Building nickname.

According to the booking website, the 23-story lodge won’t start accepting reservations until “on or after September 20, 2015.”

Plans call for a lobby bar and dining area on the fourteenth floor, as well as a larger 195-seat restaurant on fifteen. Attached to fifteen are two terraces – the East with capacity of 25 and the West with a pool (closes at 5pm) and space for 140.

A Hotel Indigo, unlike any other. Vibrant, Spacious, sleek modern design inspired by a modern neighborhood. Organic to the art, street style, galleries, flavors, taste, libations, sounds and fashion of the LES. The all new Hotel Indigo LES will anticipate, meet and exceed guest expectations starting in 2015. Once a notoriously overcrowded and unsanitary slum, the Lower East Side is now one of Manhattan’s most fashionable neighborhoods! Did we mention the breathtaking city views and cold brew coffee?

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Meanwhile, until more serious retail comes along, the Hotel Indigo is renting the center commercial unit (it doesn’t own) as staging ground to hype the hotel. Room renderings have been placed on the naked walls, as well as a neighborhood guide (most everything on there is a newcomer). There is also a ruler which presumably shows the height of the Orchard Hell Building.

It’s worth repeating that last week, a multimillion-dollar joint venture between Cohen Equities and Premier Equities together purchased the retail condos and the onsite parking garage at 180 Orchard Street. Total price of the acquisition was $21 million for 10,400 square-foot retail footprint and 19,000 square-foot subterranean garage (89 spaces).

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