Hotel Indigo

The $162M Spoiler in the Hotel Indigo Deal on the Lower East Side

Posted June 11, 2018 at 9:39 am

Two weeks ago, news leaked that Brookfield Capital Real Estate was nearing a deal to acquire the Hell Square Hotel Indigo for $160 million. A spoiler just entered the ring. According to a report in The Real Deal yesterday, a real estate juggernaut called MRR Development swooped in for the kill, allegedly offering $162 million for […]

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Report: Brookfield to Acquire LES Hotel Indigo for $160M

Posted June 1, 2018 at 5:00 am

Nearly three years after its long-awaited debut, the Hotel Indigo in Hell Square is set to change hands. Brookfield Property Partners reportedly signed a letter of intent to acquire the 26-story development from Brack Capital Real Estate for $160 million, according to a report in The Real Deal. News of the potential sale arrives almost […]

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Commissioner Overseeing Office of Nightlife Hosts Open Discussion on LES Tomorrow Night

Last modified April 23, 2018 at 9:01 am

When Mayor de Blasio first announced the Office of Nightlife last year, battle-hardened residents around the Lower East Side weren’t particularly pleased. Was this new bureau just a boon to the industry at the expense of communities? How effective would a liaison be? The appointment of former Sutra owner Ariel Palitz to “Night Mayor” likewise […]

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Hotel Indigo LES Hits the Market for $176M

Posted June 8, 2017 at 5:05 am

This is big. It took a decade to build, and now the Hotel Indigo (aka Orchard Hell Building) is on the open market. Barely two years after the property debuted, Brack Capital and partner InterContinental Hotels Group, both of which purchased the stalled development site in May 2011, are looking to cash out big time with […]

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Orchard Hell Building Snags ‘Jump Into the Light’ Retail VR Experience

Last modified April 22, 2017 at 10:54 pm

In the base or the year-old Hotel Indigo (aka Orchard Hell Building), the struggle to rope in any retail of substance continues. Ben Shaoul signed up for a temporary stay at 180 Orchard Street about nine months ago to help sell condos at his Bereket-killing development next door. It’s still there, sparsely populated, yet acting […]

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In Which a Hell Square Egg Toss Turns Violent

Posted August 26, 2016 at 5:17 am

There is a sense among some that Hell Square is regressing to its former violent self after a brief period of baby-step progress. No more, claim neighbors in the DMZ. Case in point was a rowdy incident this past Monday night (late) involving a crew of revelers outside the Hotel Indigo. A tipster tells us that […]

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Ben Shaoul Opens Sales Office for 196 Orchard Condos Inside the Orchard Hell Building

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 5:02 pm

Ben Shaoul and the Orchard Hell Building are now bedfellows. So to speak. It’s a match that makes sense. The so-called Sledgehammer chose one of the seemingly un-leasable ground-level commercial spaces as a sales office. A retail front to sell the new ten-story luxury development ascending at 196 Orchard. Teaser signage had promised as much […]

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Rumor: Hotel Indigo Flinches, Plans to Ditch ‘Mr. Purple’ Name and Concept for Rooftop Bar

Posted February 22, 2016 at 9:27 am

Word on the street is that the Hotel Indigo recently caved to community pressure and will change the name of its rooftop hang, Mr. Purple. The Gerber Group – the company assigned to handle food and beverage at the newcomer lodge – is expected to swap the name and menu in the coming weeks. Which […]

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The Secret Dark Side of Adam Purple is Revealed

Last modified January 5, 2016 at 9:02 pm

With all the hoopla buzzing Hotel Indigo, the Gerber Group, and their decision to name Mr. Purple after late local legend Adam Purple (aka David Wilkie), a part of the story remained untold to the mainstream. That of an unsavory twin narrative of a man with a sordid, somewhat secret past of alleged sexual molestation […]

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Adam Purple’s Grandson Responds to Hotel Indigo’s Controversial Rooftop Bar ‘Mr. Purple’ [OP-ED]

Posted December 28, 2015 at 9:45 am

Currently in its sixth week of operation, the backlash against Hotel Indigo, Gerber Group, and the Mr. Purple nightspot on the fifteenth floor is snowballing. And rather quickly. As we’ve exhaustively chronicled, the rooftop hang is borderline defamation of character. Steve Mason, Adam Purple’s grandson, responds to the whole situation with the following editorial.  I […]

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