Indigo Hotel Renovation

Balfour Beatty delivered the unique Indigo Hotel Renovation which blends the comfort of an upscale resort with the innovative technology of the finest business hotel.

Balfour Beatty delivered the unique Indigo Hotel Renovation which blends the comfort of an upscale resort with the innovative technology of the finest business hotel.

Location
Scottsdale, AZ
Client
DLR Group
Year Completed
2007
Sector
Buildings
Value
less than $10M
Market Type
Hospitality
Services
General Contracting
The Hotel Indigo Scottsdale, owned by Everest Holdings, steps outside the run-of-the-mill hotel remodel and is given a modern update using custom-designed furniture, light wood flooring (laminate) and the Indigo trademark giant wall murals. 

A full remodel of a 10-year-old, 126 room, Hampton Inn, consisted of a full gut and redesign of all guestrooms and guest bathrooms as well as the lobby, the entry stairway, public restrooms and a completely redesigned and enlarged bar/lounge area with a newly constructed 1400-square-foot exterior balcony. A new fitness center was created and murals and artwork appear throughout that will be changed on a regular basis in keeping with Hotel Indigo's concept of "renewal."  

The existing four-story building is set above a ground level parking lot, capped with a copper colored barrel roof. The Y-shaped structure allows an existing swimming pool to nestle into the crook of the Y. The pool deck and lounge areas were remodeled and extensively re-landscaped to include a contemporary steel mesh and vine barrier between the pool and parking, a new water feature and a poured-in-place concrete fire pit.  

The exterior of the building was treated to a striking gray, blue and cranberry color scheme that contrasts with the existing copper roof that grounds this Hotel Indigo in its southwest context. The exterior was further accentuated with the new balcony addition that spans over the entry drive creating a heightened sense of entry that was lacking in the original architecture. The entry sequence below the balcony continues with a new glass "light wall" and expanded entry in the covered parking area.  

Finally, in keeping with the graphically rich Indigo concept, 30' x 30' southwest-themed murals were added to both exterior ends of the building and to the edge treatment of the balcony making it a unique conversation piece in the already dynamic downtown Scottsdale area.