Photos: Brickell’s 24-Story Hotel Indigo Opens After 5.5 Years Of Construction With Brutalist, Tequesta-Inspired Design

In Brickell, the 24-story Indigo hotel is now complete, and the hotel began accepting guests as of March 10.

Groundbreaking for the project took place in November 2015, so construction took about five and a half years.

The interior architecture is in Brutalist style and features poured concrete and rigid geometric lines. Lobby photography depicts Mary Brickell and Julia Tuttle overlaid with a modern photograph of Brickell

The 140 guest rooms showcase local artwork and circular rugs inspired by the ancient Miami Circle archaeological site unearthed close to the hotel.

According to hotel operator IHG, 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.

Interior design is by Angel Sanchez of Sanchez + Coleman Studio.

 

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Anonymous
5 months ago

5 1/2 years for this? Yikes

Anonymous
5 months ago

I hope 1 Southside Park doesn’t take that long.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Southside looks like it will be several orders of magnitude bigger than this, except JDS is actually a legitimate developer so probably not lol

Anonymous
5 months ago

Developer had to decide condo, condotel, or apartment during shifting market conditions.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Another building that looks like a parking garage from the ground level. Such a shame.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Sweet.. not that far from a Metrorail stop.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Very nice addition to the west part of Brickell.

Azarius
5 months ago

This area needs more restaurants and retail. The hotel is a plus for foot traffic. It’s totally different two blocks East.

Anonymous
5 months ago

This area needs more restaurants and retail along with bars and clubs also.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Right….it NEEDS more restaurants and retail because:
1. Two blocks is to far to walk, and
2. The thousands of sq ft of restaurant/retail currently vacant is proof of concept that this area NEEDS more restaurants and retail.

Shawn Kouri
5 months ago

Did it really take that long just a build in a hotel like this one that’s small and so budget friendly? Really?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Hotel Indigo is a boutique chain like Hyatt Centric, not Holiday Inn Express.

Anonymous
5 months ago

No spring breakers allowed !!

Anonymous
5 months ago

hope not they will tear this new place up

Anonymous
5 months ago

Spring breakers may be only customers

Anonymous
5 months ago

“Spring breakers may be only customers”

Tell that to hotel owners and RBAndB on South Beach !!!

Anonymous
5 months ago

The hotels and RB/AB places you mentioned have INSURANCE for the type of business they’re in.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Fugly!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Nice job paying homage to the original residents of Miami.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Lol

Anonymous
5 months ago

Ain’t good enough; needs dinosaur statues.

Anonymous
5 months ago

5 and a half years for this Brutalist building

Anonymous
5 months ago

This is f**king Hideous.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Gee.. you seem to be very scared every time you look at it.

Anonymous
5 months ago

This hotel plays homage to the white colonialist European descents, that displaced the Tequesta indigenous habitants, who created the Miami Circle that now is a dog park after the City of Miami taxes where used to pay a developer and the politicians cashed in that transaction!!! 😎😎😎

Anonymous
5 months ago

boohoo

Anonymous
5 months ago

lol… true.

J.M.
5 months ago

Flights to San Fransisco is that way ——->

Anonymous
5 months ago

“are” that way

Anonymous
5 months ago

The city is spelled “San Francisco.”

Anonymous
5 months ago

not when you have a lisp

Anonymous
5 months ago

^ You’re right.. never thought of that…

Anonymous
5 months ago

Um, the Miccosukee, Creeks, and Seminoles displaced the Tequesta centuries before the Europeans arrived.

Would you have rather seen Miami Circle turned into another Icon Brickell tower?

Anonymous
5 months ago

“Would you have rather seen Miami Circle turned into another Icon Brickell tower?”

Not really !! I rather have the Park they promised to the taxpayers when the politicians lead Pénelas ( La Niña) gave the developers 24,000,000$ for that parcel that is now cover with soil and has been a dog park since the 1990’s! 😃

Anonymous
5 months ago

^ And remember, after paying the developer $24,000,000 for that “dog park,” they just covered that hole in the ground with tarp and it stayed that way for years and years before they decided what to do with it.

Anonymous
5 months ago

The Aston Martin guys paid $1.25M for their acre across the river. We taxpayers got a sweet deal!!

Anonymous
5 months ago

“We taxpayers got a sweet deal!!” on what?

Anonymous
5 months ago

First comment please the right and the left on this chat !!! Funny 😆

Anonymous
5 months ago

Never even noticed this one being built!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Know what?.. me either.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Add a 60 story luxury tower on top of it

Anonymous
5 months ago

Boy, the street surface in that first picture looks sad.

POLO
5 months ago

What took so long?

Anonymous
5 months ago

“Brutalist, Tequesta-inspired design…” You can’t make this up!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Nice

Anonymous
5 months ago

Hotel Indigo: Where people go to cut their wrists.

Anonymous
5 months ago

This is a clear example why we shouldn’t talk out loud everything that we might think. #NoBueno

Anonymous
5 months ago

I’m sharpening my knife

Anonymous
5 months ago

How can people staying there think about slitting their wrist while smoking Indica? They’ll more than likely want something to eat because they have the munchies.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Said …Edgar Allan Poe Junior

Anonymous
5 months ago

Are you sure that’s not the great grandson of Alfred Hitchcock?