Pickard Design Studio Wins 2013 Renovation of the Year Award for Hotel Indigo New Orleans

Dec. 2, 2013
Intercontinental Hotels Group honors firm for their interiors that evoke the unique local character.

DALLAS--Pickard Design Studio has announced its participation, alongside RLJ Lodging Trust, in the $23.3 million renovation of the Hotel Indigo New Orleans Garden District and its selection as a 2013 Renovation of the Year Award Winner by Intercontinental Hotels Group.

The award is given only to hotels that merit special recognition for successfully completing major modernization and renovation programs over the past year. Recipients must have significantly improved and updated their properties. The reinvention of the Hotel Indigo includes a uniquely modern design that captures New Orleans' character.

Pickard was inspired by the juxtaposition of the new and the old of New Orleans and carried this theme throughout the hotel. Its oversized guestrooms and spacious bathrooms are coupled with stylish public spaces designed to highlight New Orleans' Historic Garden District.

The hotel's unique design includes locally inspired murals, decorative ironwork, and reclaimed wood ceilings that resonate with New Orleans and its local culture and flavor. “I was so thrilled to be a part of this project and honored to be recognized by Intercontinental Hotels Group,” said Sarah Pickard, president of Pickard Design Studio. “The Hotel Indigo New Orleans is surrounded by such history and character of The Garden District, and we wanted the interior and exterior of the hotel to reflect that as much as possible. It is garden culture collision meets sophistication.”

The Hotel Indigo New Orleans is located in The Garden District of central New Orleans. The neighborhood is home to a fragrant array of natural ornamentation and is lined by magnificent live oak tress. Dating back to 1832, there is an underlying timelessness prevalent in The Garden District that is expressed through the structures and pathways. The area is characterized by new and old architecture in the original homes and buildings that still stand today.

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