NEW YORK | 180 Orchard St | 262 FT | 24 FLOORS


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The Orchard Hell Building (aka ‘Indigo LES’) Will Have a 13th Floor Pool Bar and Exploit Lee Quinones

Posted on: May 28th, 2014 at 5:11 am by Elie

The notorious Orchard Hell Building, soon to be rechristened “Indigo LES,” is described thusly by its architect, the Stephen B. Jacobs Group: “The proportions and materials of the brick base of the building respond to the existing context, while the contemporary metal-clad and glass tower above is a beacon in this rapidly changing neighborhood.” More like a beacon of gentrification; others will follow.

Photo: SBJ Group

The SBJ website recently received a makeover, and now the project description affords some additional details (and renderings) about the Hotel Indigo. Namely that the 24-story, 300-room hotel will host a “venue” of sorts on the thirteenth floor that will include a large outdoor space with bar and pool. Kind of an unlucky floor for that, no? (Will the elevator go to 13?)

This 24-story, 158,000 sf, InterContinental Hotels Group Indigo brand property is located in New York City’s famous Lower East Side. The proportions and materials of the brick base of the building respond to the existing context, while the contemporary metal-clad and glass tower above is a beacon in this rapidly changing neighborhood. The 300-room Indigo L.E.S. is infused with street art, and follows the ascension of the movement from subway, to street, to gallery. The hotel’s collection includes current works from the Lower East Side’s own Lee Quinones. The ground floor double-height art gallery links Orchard and Ludlow streets and leads the guest to express elevators that connect to the main lobby located on the 12th floor with its unobstructed panoramic views of the city. The 13th floor rooftop venue includes a bar, a large outdoor space, and a pool. The all glass enclosed upper floors of the building house a 2-story duplex hospitality suite with terraces.

In other Indigo LES news, the brand presently seeks a general manager. Salary is $180k-200k.

Photo: SBJ Group


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June 21 2014


Lower East Side Rising by elbrozzie, on Flickr


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Local Hiring Deal Announced For Hotel Indigo

By Ed Litvak in Real Estate on August 15, 2014 3:35 pm


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This afternoon, State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s office announced an agreement with the InterContinental Hotel Group to hire local residents at its new property at 180 Orchard St. The 295-room hotel Indigo is scheduled to open in the spring of next year.

The deal is part of a larger Memorandum of Understanding between the hotel chain and the Lower East Side Employment Network, a collection of several neighborhood job referral/training organizations. The company has committed to reserving 30% of the more than 100 jobs to be created as part of the 26-story Lower East Side project. According to Speaker Silver’s news release, “there will also be a process that allows for unionization,” through the New York Hotel Trades Council.

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