We now have a final answer on what flag will fly on Alexandria’s first waterfront hotel. The Carr Hospitality-owned hotel will be a Hotel Indigo, a brand from the InterContinental Hotels Group.
The news comes from the Alexandria Board of Architectural Review’s approval of the hotel’s sign, which clearly shows the Hotel Indigo name and shell-shaped logo. The five-story, 121-room hotel will also have a yet-to-be-named restaurant.
The hotel will be located at 220 S. Union Street at the former Cummings warehouse site. It is part of a larger swath of development planned for the city’s waterfront, which has been largely fallow.
It would be the first Indigo Hotel in the D.C. area; it’s expected to cost less than $50 million and come online late 2015 or early 2016. The hotel was approved by the City Council in January and is expected to take 15 to 18 months to build.