Today sees the much-awaited opening of the latest addition to IHG Hotels & Resorts’ growing Luxury & Lifestyle collection, as the team at Hotel Indigo Miami Brickell safely welcomes their first guests with a uniquely local experience.
Situated south of the Miami River on SW 11th Street in Mary Brickell Village – part of the city’s financial district which has seen significant investment and development in recent years – the hotel tells stories of its neighborhood, where a symphony of Latin, Spanish, Native American and American folk influences are embraced and celebrated daily. The choice location and prominent exterior reveal striking interiors designed by internationally recognized architect and fashion designer Angel Sanchez of Sanchez + Coleman Studio. Sanchez’s dramatic, contemporary designs, Venezuelan heritage and renown throughout Latin America and the U.S. made him the perfect choice to spearhead this project.
The Brutalist style of the interior architecture features poured concrete and rigid geometric lines and is contrasted by the vibrant rich blue and bright yellow palette and mosaic theme which runs through all the spaces. 140 guest rooms showcase local artwork and circular rugs inspired by the ancient Miami Circle archaeological site unearthed close to the hotel. The site was key in telling the story of Miami Brickell’s earliest inhabitants – the indigenous Tequesta people, who lived in the area for over 2,000 years.
Guests will check in surrounded by stunning custom tilework, evoking the mosaic of influences and cultures that thrive and collaborate in Brickell. Lobby photography depicts trailblazers Mary Brickell and Julia Tuttle (famed for helping to bring the railroad to Miami in the 1890s, resulting in the incorporation and eventual development and growth of the city) overlaid with a modern photograph of Brickell, gesturing to the old and new fused so effortlessly in this community. On the sixth floor, guests can bathe in Miami’s 248 days of sunshine at the outdoor pool with sun terrace. Next to the pool, guests working out in the 24-hour indoor fitness center, equipped with the latest fitness cardio equipment, weight machines and free-weights, will appreciate floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the poolside views across downtown to the ocean beyond.
Mosaico Kitchen and Bar hosts a unique restaurant offering in Miami, with pan-Latin Miami flavors influenced by the many Latinx communities across the city. Breakfast, dinner, great coffee and local craft beers are served in both the casual indoor space and outdoor terrace garden. Executive Chef Manuel Sulbaran hails from Merida, Venezuela and brings with him more than twenty years of international and local experience. Passionate about local farms and ranches and their teams and always looking for ways to incorporate seasonal and local ingredients into menus, his approach aligns perfectly with the brand’s ideals. Drinks can be enjoyed in the restaurant or lounge and includes seasonal cocktails and spirits that nod to Miami past and present.
The hotel’s central location is ideal for guests exploring the neighborhood and the city beyond, whether travelling for business or leisure. The hotel is situated adjacent to the Miami Metromover – a free service that links downtown and Brickell area – and a short walk to Miami Metro rail and the Miami Cruise Port. It also lies within walking distance to some of Miami’s greatest restaurants, bars, nightlife and superb shopping and close to many of the cultural and art museums, attractions, Port of Miami, American Airlines Arena.
General Manager Allan Neira will be overseeing the hotel, leaning into over 20 years’ experience. Neira has worked for IHG Hotels & Resorts at various locations worldwide, including Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, South Korea and the Philippines. Neira is supported by Fred Berrocales, the hotel’s Director of Operations, who will be leading the Rooms Division. Mr. Berrocales has been in the hospitality industry for the past 15years and comes with extensive experience working at various IHG brands including Holiday Inn, EVEN Hotels and Hotel Indigo. Ivonne Ganoza is the Director of Sales & Marketing and brings 15 years experience with IHG to the role.
While visiting an IHG hotel, guests and hotel staff can be reassured that cleanliness is top of mind throughout each step of the on-property experience. The company’s longstanding commitment to rigorous cleaning procedures includes the IHG Way of Clean program developed with Ecolab and Diversey, both world leaders in hygiene and cleaning technologies. The program, initially launched in 2015, features deep cleaning with disinfectants coupled with enhanced COVID-19-specific protocols and best practices, developed with experts from the Cleveland Clinic. Additionally, as a part of the IHG family of brands, Hotel Indigo properties offer guests additional peace of mind with the IHG Clean Promise. Guests can be reassured that their room will meet IHG’s high standards of cleanliness, and if not, the hotel will make it right.
Inspired by the colors, textures, history, buildings and people that make up each neighborhood, Hotel Indigo celebrates these elements to immerse each guest in a uniquely local experience, inspiring their curiosity from check-in, to their in-room stay, to dining and beyond. The brand sits alongside Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spa, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants as part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Luxury and Lifestyle Collection.