Hotel Indigo Delays Hell Square Hotel to November 1; Scaffolding Completely Removed

Posted on: July 28th, 2015 at 9:22 am by
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Milestones galore for the Orchard Hell Building, a development ten years in the making. A public parking garage debuted last week on its backside; and this week, all scaffolding and plywood removed from the project site for the first time since at least 2006.

However, Hotel Indigo delayed its grand opening yet again. This time, by two months. Reservations go live on November 1, according to an employee at the corporate overlord International Hotel Group.

In case you can’t wait, the Hotel Indigo splash page was recently updated to reflect how great transient life is in Hell Square. There are flashy images of the premises that carousel across the screen, accompanied by babble printed in cursive type.

The Gerber Group, which recently walked away from the Stone Rose Lounge, is proceeding with hotel liquor licenses with the backing of Community Board 3. However, there were some compromises made based on feedback from the LES Dwellers. Concessions included moving the lobby to the fourteenth floor and eliminating the food and drinking component from the second floor altogether. 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. (More like a kiddie pool, based on the renderings.)

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The pool at the Hotel Indigo

Meanwhile, here’s a first look at the hotel entrance, which is on the Ludlow front. In fact, the address of the Hell Building doesn’t live up to its nickname – 171 Ludlow Street.

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