Rochester Hotel LLC is an investment in an existing hotel designed in the 1960s that was rebranded and repositioned as a 173 room Hotel Indigo and attached to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The hotel is directly connected by both skyway and underground tunnel to the Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota Rochester, and all that Rochester has to offer, including dining, retail and entertainment options. Hotel Indigo is part of the IHG Hotel Group that includes brands such as Holiday Inn, InterContinental, Kimpton, and Staybridge Suites. Hotel Indigo Rochester is the only full service IHG Hotel in downtown Rochester, therefore anyone looking to use their IHG points stays at the Hotel Indigo.
The renovation entailed a refresh of all rooms and bathrooms as well as a significant re-design of the hotel’s style in major public spaces. A tremendous amount of natural light was included in the designs to create a light and airy impression fully integrated with the city’s downtown. It also emphasizes the sidewalk and surrounding public streetscape, projecting a warmer and more welcoming presentation of the hotel to the neighborhood as well as flooding the common lobby and restaurant spaces with light. Crave American Kitchen and Sushi Bar occupies the indoor and outdoor restaurant space adjacent to the lobby. The outdoor dining space has a glass roof and walls that retracts in the summer for a very unique environment. Crave is an extremely well-known and highly regarded brand that provides a unique dining experience to the Rochester market.
Rochester’s main economic driver is the Mayo Clinic, which employs more than 32,000 people. The Clinic serves over half a million patients and the city of Rochester draws approximately two and a half million additional visitors each year, with patients visiting from over 100 countries worldwide. In 2013, the state of Minnesota signed into law the Destination Medical Center (DMC) Bill, which is designed to stimulate large increases in city employment and visitation through the substantial planned expansion of the Mayo Clinic and adjacent University of Minnesota campuses. The initiative intends to create 35,000-45,000 new jobs. Furthermore, the law supports projects to enhance Rochester’s sports and recreation, retail, dining, entertainment, arts and cultural offerings.
This hotel opened in January 2020.