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5 Affordable, Flower-Filled Cities to Visit This Spring

Sherman's Travel, February 28, 2020

Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria offers a modern ambience amid the charm of Alexandria’s cobblestone streets (under $200 per night).

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25 Best Virginia Hotels, Resorts & Inns

vacationidea.com, June 1, 2019

#7 Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria is a charming hotel located near Old Town Alexandria, less than a mile from the banks of the beautiful Potomac River.

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Balance your energy and clear your mind with a reiki session at Hotel Indigo

WUSA9, March 8, 2019

At Hotel Indigo in Old Town Alexandria the wellness package includes a reiki session with a reiki expert from The Wellness Cooperative to help you fully relax and enjoy your time away from home.

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Post-Brunch To Do List for March in D.C.

Bitches Who Brunch, February 28, 2019

Head to Old Town Alexandria for a wellness-focused getaway. Book a one-night stay for two at the Hotel Indigo Alexandria, and get the Refresh + Recharge package, with a wholesome breakfast from Hummingbird restaurant, a clay mask spa skit from Truly Life, and a customized essential oil blending session. The package is available through March 31.

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Hotel Indigo launches Refresh and Recharge package for spring season

Northern Virginia Magazine, February 27, 2019

Hotel Indigo in Alexandria is encouraging a mind-body reset with its “Refresh and Recharge” package. The waterfront boutique hotel has partnered with nearby The Wellness Cooperative to create an in-room itinerary that will help you put healthy living at the top of your priority list.

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Holiday Pop-Up Shops Open in Alexandria

Alexandria Living, November 13, 2018

Hotel Indigo, Upper King neighborhood host a variety of holiday pop-up shops.

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How to make the most out of your staycation in the DMV

wusa9.com, October 15, 2018

In need of a vacation or a weekend escape? Alexandra Byrne of Canopy by Hilton in North Bethesda and Kate Ellis of Hotel Indigo in Old Town Alexandria talk about new and improved ways to have your perfect staycation in the D.C. area.

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Golden Age Trips, October 3, 2018

When life (and a plane) took me to Old Town Alexandria in Virginia (USA), I didn’t know what to expect. As of today, I have visited Old Town Alexandria twice, and the second visit was even better than the first. A constant between the two trips, though, was the place where I stayed. Hotel Indigo in Old Town Alexandria met business and leisure requirements both times, which is why I decided to write about one of the best accommodation options in Old Town Alexandria, VA.

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Reflections on Washington DC: A most American city

Discovery - Cathay Pacific, August 29, 2018

CATHY ADAMS goes to Washington DC and beyond for a crash-course in US culture, art and history – and tries to live like a local.

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Paving the way for Robinson Landing

Alexandria Times, July 12, 2018

After archaeologists found a centuries-old ship during Hotel Indigo’s construction in 2015, many suspected they might find historic artifacts at the future Robinson Landing site... the lobby of Hotel Indigo now features an archaeological blueprint of the ship that was excavated at the site prior to the hotel’s construction.

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Capitol File, July 3, 2018

The Set Sail Package at the Hotel Indigo:

Virginia’s Hotel Indigo offers private sailing lessons with their “Set Sail” package. Keeping up with in-room nautical themes, the only waterfront hotel in Alexandria will include a private sailing lesson at the Belle Haven Marina. After sailing all afternoon, guests can enjoy local wine and oysters on the half shell from chef Cathal Armstrong’s seafood restaurant Hummingbird. There is also the option for an overnight stay with a complimentary upgrade in a King water view guest room, complete with a maritime-themed amenity. Bookings must be made two weeks in advance and are available now through September 28th.

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Fresh Oysters at Hotel Indigo

WUSA9, June 18, 2018

We check out Hotel Indigo in Old Town Alexandria and get a taste of their specialty, fresh oysters.

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Best Products, June 12, 2018

Alexandria, just 15 minutes from D.C., is a colonial-era town known for its cobbled streets and historic mansions, and the recently opened Hotel Indigo is in a prime location down by the harbor. Many rooms feature water views, and Hummingbird restaurant, from celebrity chef Cathal Armstrong, is already a hotspot. Plus, it's just a few minutes' walk to other top dining spots Vermilion and Virtue Feed & Grain — there's even a speakeasy at the back of Sugar Shack Donuts.

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The best travel deals for June 2018

DC Redefined, June 1, 2018

Set sail from DC: Looking for the perfect summertime staycation? The Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria has a special ‘Set Sail’ package that includes a private sailing lesson at Belle Haven Marina on the Potomac River. The package also includes local oysters and wine from Cathal Armstrong’s Hummingbird restaurant in Alexandria and a nautical themed gift at check-in.

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Travel: Charming History in Alexandria, VA.

Delaware County News Network , May 31, 2018

Located just a few miles southeast of our nation’s capital, Alexandria, Va., offers a pleasant respite from the busy political hustle of Washington, D.C. Hotel Indigo Alexandria offers a wonderful mix of culture, cuisine and local flare for those out-of-towners who want all the history of our young country but without the congestion, politics and huge city-feel of next door.

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Ship Uncovered at Hotel Indigo Secures Second Grant

Alexandria Times , May 24, 2018

The 18th-century ship found at the site of Hotel Indigo in 2015 has gotten the attention of the National Park Service. The historic ship was the first of four 18th-century vessels of the kind to be uncovered on Alexandria’s waterfront.

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Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria crafts 'Set Sail' package

Travel Weekly , May 14, 2018

Set your sites on a stay in a King River View Room, welcome amenity and two hour sailing lesson on the Potomac. The Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria (Va.) has created the overnight Set Sail package, valid on bookings through Sept. 28

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Things To Do On The Alexandria Waterfront

Extra Alex , May 10, 2018

The perfect pairing for your fresh-caught seafood? Stunning views of the Potomac River, of course. Sit under the lights on the patio at Hummingbird, located at the chic Hotel Indigo, complete with Potomac River views that are a perfect pairing for locally-sourced seafood and creative cocktails.

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May Travel Deals

Washingtonian , April 26, 2018

The only waterfront hotel in Old Town, the Indigo has decor that’s nautically inspired, with great offers this May! The “Set Sail” package includes overnight accommodations in a king water-view room, a two-hour private sailing lesson at nearby Belle Haven Marina and more.

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Restart and recharge with a wellness package getaway

DC Refined, March 26, 2018

There’s a new player in Old Town, the Hotel Indigo, the first and only waterfront hotel in Old Town, Alexandria. From now until March 31, the hotel is offering the “Refresh + Recharge” weekend package for two.

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15 Best Coast Road Trips That'll Have You Packing Your Bags

Best, March 20, 2018

If you're looking for a fun East Coast road trip, you can't go wrong with Alexandria, Virginia. Its Old Town is lined with graceful colonial-era buildings, and its dining scene is nationally recognized. The (free) Smithsonian museums in D.C. are just 20 minutes away, as is George Washington's Mount Vernon estate.

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A Staycation in Old Town, Alexandria

Alicia Tenise, February 7, 2018

You know I’m a sucker for a good boutique hotel, and Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria fit the bill. I loved that it was right on the waterfront, and steps away from amazing shops, restaurants, and attractions. There’s an amazing restaurant on-site, Hummingbird, it’s pet-friendly, and it has a darling little courtyard that would be perfect to relax in during warmer months.

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Restart and recharge with a wellness package getaway

DC Refined , January 24, 2018

There’s a new player in Old Town, the Hotel Indigo, the first and only waterfront hotel in Old Town, Alexandria.

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Colonial charm

CAA Quebec Magazine , January 20, 2018

Check out page 11 to see the snip-it about INDIGO HOTEL ALEXANDRIA!
This establishment, which opened its doors in spring 2016 is the first to establish itself on
banks of the Potomac. Great location in the old town, this boutique hotel houses a restaurant, the Hummingbird, which serves delicious local cuisine whose menu changes according to the

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Greater D.C.'s newest hotels love the latest lobby trends

Washington Business Journal , January 12, 2018

To lobby or not to lobby, that is no longer the question for D.C.'s newer hotels.

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Alexandria, VA: Fun Mom-Daughter Getaway

Timesunion, October 24, 2017

Once we arrived in D.C., we took a less than 15 minute cab ride to the Hotel Indigo. This very comfortable and centrally located boutique hotel is a recent addition to Alexandria, and we were told that it provided the town’s only waterfront accommodations.

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Alexandria, VA: Fun Mom-Daughter Getaway

Times Union , October 18, 2017

Once we arrived in D.C., we took a less than 15 minute cab ride to the Hotel Indigo. This very comfortable and centrally located boutique hotel is a recent addition to Alexandria, and we were told that it provided the town’s only waterfront accommodations. The rooms are designed to have a loft-like, warehouse inspired feel.

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Hotel Indigo Alexandria & Humming Bird Restaurant

East Coast Contessa, October 14, 2017

Cradled between the charming cobblestone streets of Old Town Alexandria, Va. and the busy shorelines of the Potomac sits a quaint yet centrally located seaside oasis, is Hotel Indigo Alexandria and the delicious Humming Bird Restaurant.

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Asos and Hotel Indigo Team Up to Curate a Travel-Inspired Clothing Collection

Elle Decor, September 25, 2017

This stunning port city is full of historic architecture, cobblestone streets, and unbelievable waterfront views. Holly Haujan from Petite Flower Presents wanted her Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandra clothing picks to be just as classic as the cityscape. Naturally, a crisp white blouse ticks that box, while a red velvet clutch gives the look some big-time personality.

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My Old Town Alexandria Staycation Guide

52Thursdays, September 12, 2017

There are so many cute hotels in Old Town Alexandria but none with a view quite like Hotel Indigo’s. Located at 220 South Union Street, Alexandria, Virginia, the hotel will be Alexandria’s first waterfront hotel, delivering a stylish, local experience informed by the city’s picturesque waterfront and paying homage to its maritime roots.

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10 Things To Do in Alexandria, Virginia

Johnny Jet, September 5, 2017

Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria just opened in the spring of this year complete with an authentic, unassuming style right on the waterfront. Since it’s Alexandria’s first waterfront hotel, you can expect to see nautical themes running throughout the hotel in the rooms. Note the room walls in the photo below. It feels like you’re in a ship. Looking out the window, to water views, is calming.

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Hotel Indigo Weekend Getaway and Hummingbird Brunch

Bitches Who Brunch, August 3, 2017

I was immediately charmed by the fact that my suitcase (yes, I brought a suitcase for an overnight stay) bopped along the cobblestone street before entering the minimalistic lobby at Hotel Indigo. The colonial style hotel is only a few blocks from the bustling King Street, but feels like a hidden gem situated on the waterfront that makes Old Town such a popular destination.

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VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS And everyone else

Travel Industry Today, July 18, 2017

There’s Northern Virginia – an easy jaunt from Dulles Airport OR a good diversion from the long drive to Florida. It’s here where you discover a strong entrepreneurial ethos of mom and pop shops, quaint family-run establishments, and incredible natural attractions that boast some kind of superlative.

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Hotel Restaurants Are So Hot Right Now. Cathal Armstrong’s Hummingbird Is the Latest.

Washingtonian, June 28, 2017

Whatever stigma once existed about hotel restaurants seems to be long gone. Some of the biggest restaurant openings of the year are in hotels: Mike Isabella‘s Arroz, Robert Wiedmaier‘s Siren, Eric and Ian Hilton‘s Crimson Diner, Erik Bruner-Yang‘s Brothers and Sisters, and Spike Gjerde‘s A Rake’s Progress.

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Your guide to a long weekend in Alexandria, Virginia

AM New York, June 26, 2017

Washington, D.C., may be the prototypical long weekend for New Yorkers. But not even 10 miles south of the nation’s capital, across the Potomac River, lies Alexandria, Virginia, which draws visitors for its 18th-century architecture, unique boutiques, waterfront views and growing restaurant scene. If you’re looking for a low-key escape filled with history, good food and charming streets, here’s your guide.

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Best of NoVA 2017: Place to Play Tourist

Northern Virginia, June 15, 2017

Revel in both the old and new in Old Town, where you can survey Revolutionary War history by day and toss back a few drinks with friends at a see-and-be-seen spot by night. New to the scene are the waterfront’s first hotel (Hotel Indigo), handcrafted ice cream parlor Nicecream and cuisine-bending Meggrolls.

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Take a look inside Alexandria’s brand-new Hotel Indigo

Northern Virginia, June 8, 2017

Taking up half a city block on the waterfront of the Potomac, just two blocks off the main strip of King Street, sits Old Town Alexandria’s first waterfront hotel, Hotel Indigo.

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With Hotel Indigo, rooms with quite a view come to Old Town Alexandria

Washington Business Journal, May 2, 2017

With views like this, it’s no wonder the design of the hotel is understated. The Hotel Indigo, Alexandria’s newest hospitality option, opens Wednesday, bringing with it a warehouse-inspired exterior with a modern, mildly nautical interior.

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Texas A&M University To Conserve Alexandria’s 18th Century Ship

Alexandria News, April 21, 2017

The City of Alexandria has awarded Texas A&M University’s Conservation Research Laboratory in College Station, Texas the contract to conserve the 18th century ship discovered by archaeologists during construction of the Hotel Indigo on the City’s historic waterfront.

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Run Mount Vernon to Old Town in Parkway Classic

Old Town Alexandria Patch, April 20, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- George Washington frequently made the trip from his Mount Vernon estate to Old Town Alexandria, a roughly eight mile journey. Every spring, individuals have the chance to walk (or run) in his footsteps.

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Best of Outdoor Dining in Alexandria

Extra Alex, April 13, 2017

There’s no better way to usher in the warm weather than dining al fresco. Here in Alexandria, located just minutes from Washington, D.C. and with a vibrant culinary scene, we’re pretty much pros at dining outdoors. From waterfront seating to courtyard patios to street-side eats, options abound.

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The List Are You On It?, April 7, 2017

Chef and restaurateur (Eve, Society Fair), Cathal Armstrong takes his first endeavor in opening up a restaurant in a hotel. Hummingbird, the restaurant, is coming to Hotel Indigo in Alexandria, VA. A nice balance of “pretty and feminine”, 120-seat restaurant will serve modern and regional focused food items such as...

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National Harbor Hosts Peeps Eating Contest

Eater DC, April 6, 2017

ALEXANDRIA—River Bend Bistro’s new spring menu features smoked salmon and goat cheese flatbread, crab flan with lobster roe beurre blanc, applewood-smoked bacon dip, and rainbow trout with an oyster and sage stuffing. Desserts added to the menu include a savory rosemary- and olive oil cake, as well as chocolate cherry chess pie.

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Cathal Armstrong will open Hummingbird in Hotel Indigo

Northern Virginia Magazine, March 30, 2017

“I must be out of my mind,” laughs Cathal Armstrong, as he prepares to open a 120-seat restaurant inside the Hotel Indigo in less than two months’ time. Armstrong, the award-winning chef and owner of Restaurant Eve, also runs a handful of Alexandria restaurants (and one speakeasy) and has two D.C. openings planned for The Wharf...

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Hotel Indigo: Old Town Alexandria

The List Are You On It?, March 17, 2017

InterContinental Hotels Group has plans to open a location of Hotel Indigo in Old Town Alexandria. The hotel will be Alexandria’s first waterfront hotel, boasting modern and nautical design elements. The space will encompass five stories, 120 rooms, and a 5,000 square foot terrace overlooking the river.

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Hotel Indigo Opening Soon on Alexandria, Virginia’s Waterfront

Alexandria Citizen, March 13, 2017

The Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria property will be LEED Silver certified, featuring five stories, 120 rooms, and a 5,000 square foot terrace overlooking the river. Designed by Dash Design, the aesthetic was inspired by Alexandria’s historic wharves and warehouses.

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Experience Alexandria's maritime past

Bay Journal, March 12, 2017

The developers of a luxurious waterfront hotel in Alexandria, VA, put construction on hold for several months last year after their shovels struck the wooden hull of a ship. The city’s team of archaeologists sprang into action, unearthing part of a 50-foot vessel scuttled into place around 200 years ago that contained...

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Alexandria This Spring

Extra Alex, February 23, 2017

Alexandria is buzzing with more than bees this spring, and this historic city just ouside Washington, D.C. offers endless opportunities to explore the wonders of springtime with new niche tours, restaurant and boutique openings and more ways than ever to see the cherry blossoms. Spring is the perfect time to get outside...

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22 New Restaurants in Alexandria, Virginia

Extra Alex, February 16, 2017

The booming dining scene in the historic waterfront city of Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., continues to flourish with world champion barbecue, historic recipe beer, and chef-driven concepts with Asian flavors. Increasing trends in creative comfort food and in dessert and sweets spots wind through...

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New Waterfront Hotel to Open May 3 in Alexandria

patch.com, January 27, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- Just in time for the area's beautiful spring weather, the Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria will begin accepting reservations May 3, according to information posted on the hotel's Web site.

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