Hotel Indigo

About the Project

Hotel Indigo, situated in the East Village District in San Diego, is an oasis amidst the urban chaos of everyday life. This hotel is blocks away from Petco Park and the historic Gaslamp District.


Hensel Phelps Development was selected by InterContinental Hotels Group to develop the 210-key Hotel Indigo. Hensel Phelps Development was responsible for all design, financing, construction and fit-out.


This 12-story hotel consisted of a post-tension, cast-in-place concrete structure with a façade that was designed to provide transparency from the street to the public spaces for maximum visibility. The hotel includes a podium at street grade that rests above a two-level, 65-stall, subterranean cast-in-place parking garage. Hensel Phelps self-performed all the concrete work, including the form, place and finish of 10,000 yards of structural concrete.

Several elements such as a 4,000 SF eco roof, alternative transportation components and energy-efficient systems were integrated into the building to achieve LEED Certified Certification, making it the first LEED hotel in San Diego and the first LEED hotel for the Indigo brand.

Quick Facts

  • Location San Diego, California
  • Client IND East Village SD Holdings and LLC & Phelps Development, LLC
  • Architect JWDA
  • Industry Commercial, Hospitality
  • Line of Business Construction, Development
  • Delivery Method CM at Risk
  • Completion Date June 2009
  • Duration 17 months
  • Contract Value $ 40,362,907
  • Sustainability LEED Certified
  • Square Footage 195,000 SF

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