and sustainability meet
A sensibly eco-chic boutique hotel in the heart of historic Athens, Hotel Indigo transformed the downtown cityscape when it opened in 2009 as one of the country’s first LEED Gold-certified hotels. Tapping sustainable and salvaged materials sourced primarily within a 500-mile radius of the city, the 130-room hotel features local granite and reclaimed wood from a 100-year-old South Carolina cotton mill. Its Southern farmstead modern style shines in spaces ranging from the Rialto Room, where nationally acclaimed musicians regularly take the stage, to The Gallery, a mini-museum featuring rotating art exhibits, and Madison Bar & Bistro, where guests gather for Happy Hour cocktails.
For guests, though, it’s the guest rooms and suites that really sparkle. Dreamed up by New York City’s Ellen Hanson Designs, these breathtaking spaces are Athens’ most sophisticated and thoughtfully designed accommodations. Creamy tufted headboards, photographic murals and glossy hardwood floors set the stage for complete relaxation.