by Lisa A. Grimaldi | November 18, 2015
The 293-room Hotel Indigo Lower East Side has opened in Manhattan. The property has 600 square feet of meeting space, a lobby bar and a café. Mr. Purple, the rooftop restaurant and bar, features dishes that use iconic local food purveyors including Russ & Daughters, 2nd Avenue Deli, Pat LaFrieda, Pickle Guys and Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery.

Legendary street artist Lee Quinones was commissioned to create the life-size mural on the lobby ceiling and unique wall art in guest rooms and elevator lobbies. Quinones, who was raised on the Lower East Side, is one of the originators of street art in the 1970s.

Jason Moskal, vice president of lifestyle brands for the Americas at InterContinental Hotels Group, said, "As the excitement for boutique hotels continues to grow, we are thrilled to launch our newest flagship Hotel Indigo in the heart of New York City's Lower East Side. This hotel will also serve as the canvas for the brand's newest campaign, Color of Discovery, bringing guests an unparalleled opportunity to discover the unique story of one of the city's most intriguing neighborhoods. From the culture of its inhabitants to its bright, graffiti-painted streets, guests will be inspired by the glamour of the neighborhood, which is seamlessly integrated into the design and service style of the Hotel Indigo Lower East Side New York."