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
2 days ago

5 1/2 years for this? Yikes

Anonymous
2 days ago

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

Anonymous
1 day 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
2 days ago

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

Anonymous
2 days ago

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

Anonymous
2 days ago

Sweet.. not that far from a Metrorail stop.

Anonymous
2 days ago

Very nice addition to the west part of Brickell.

Azarius
2 days ago

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

Anonymous
2 days ago

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

Anonymous
2 days 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.

Anonymous
2 days ago

No spring breakers allowed !!

Anonymous
2 days ago

hope not they will tear this new place up

Anonymous
2 days ago

Spring breakers may be only customers

Anonymous
2 days ago

“Spring breakers may be only customers”

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

Anonymous
1 day ago

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

Shawn Kouri
2 days 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
2 days ago

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

Anonymous
2 days ago

Fugly!

Anonymous
2 days ago

Nice job paying homage to the original residents of Miami.

Anonymous
2 days ago

Lol

Anonymous
2 days ago

Ain’t good enough; needs dinosaur statues.

Anonymous
2 days ago

5 and a half years for this Brutalist building

Anonymous
2 days ago

This is f**king Hideous.

Anonymous
1 day ago

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

Anonymous
2 days ago

Never even noticed this one being built!

Anonymous
2 days ago

Know what?.. me either.

Anonymous
2 days 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
2 days ago

boohoo

Anonymous
2 days ago

lol… true.

J.M.
2 days ago

Flights to San Fransisco is that way ——->

Anonymous
2 days ago

“are” that way

Anonymous
2 days ago

The city is spelled “San Francisco.”

Anonymous
1 day ago

not when you have a lisp

Anonymous
1 day ago

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

Anonymous
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days ago

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

Anonymous
1 day ago

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

Anonymous
2 days ago

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

Anonymous
2 days ago

Add a 60 story luxury tower on top of it

Anonymous
2 days ago

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

POLO
2 days ago

What took so long?

Anonymous
2 days ago

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

Anonymous
2 days ago

Nice

Anonymous
2 days ago

Hotel Indigo: Where people go to cut their wrists.

Anonymous
2 days ago

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

Anonymous
2 days ago

I’m sharpening my knife

Anonymous
2 days 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
2 days ago

Said …Edgar Allan Poe Junior

Anonymous
2 days ago

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