Hotel Indigo revitalizes historic building in downtown KC

For a big chunk of the 20th century, the Brookfield Building on the corner of 11th and Baltimore in downtown KC was a beehive of activity. It was home to several railroad companies and was the place to buy tickets for travel.

Then, for about the last 20 years, about the only travel the building had anything to do with was the pigeons flying around it.

This amazing bit of history had become, according to some, an eyesore.

That was then.

Now, the corner of 11th and Baltimore is humming again, thanks to Hotel Indigo.

Everywhere you look in the hotel is something wonderful to see, particularly the decor celebrating the locomotive history of our area. From the mural of a train on the wall to the map of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe route on the ceiling, there is plenty to take in.

Hotel Indigo’s Eileen Lange says the hotel, with 118 rooms, has been busy in its first month of operation. And in addition to the hotel, the building also has lofts for rent on the upper floors.

Thursday, January 18, from 5:00 to 7:00, downtown residents and anyone else looking for a social hour can come get a look at the new place.

Jared Campbell, of the Downtown Neighborhood Association, says they are hosting a tour starting in the hotel’s beautiful cocktails and coffee stop: Dott Boss. Dott was a renowned entertainer in the downtown district for many years, and the tradition lives on in spirit.

So, Thursday, or the next time you’re running around downtown, take a moment to enjoy a new hue of hospitality at Hotel Indigo.

Learn more here.

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