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( InterContinental Hotel Group )
Hotel Indigo San Diego-Gaslamp Quarter
509 9th Ave.
The 210-room boutique property, owned and managed by InterContinental Hotels Group, is the second Indigo in California (besides the Ontario Rancho Cucamonga property). Indigo is promoting its 29 properties in the United States and abroad as environmentally friendly and very green (as well as calm and blue).
Green features at Hotel Indigo San Diego include an herb garden for its Bistro and a roof covered with drought-tolerant plants to reduce use of heating and air conditioning. The deck on the ninth floor Meditation Terrace (not conducive to meditation during construction of a high-rise next door) and the ballpark-view terrace are made from recycled plastics and wood fibers. Eco-friendly cleaning products are used. Each guest room has a recycling container, and the Bistro kitchen composts organic matter to feed those rooftop plants. And -- what a concept -- guest rooms have windows that actually open.
-- Beverly Beyette
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