Hotel Indigo Boston-Newton Riverside Becomes the 12th Managed Hotel for Stepstone Hospitality

Company Continues Rapid Growth with Addition of Eco-Friendly Boutique Hotel

NEWTON, Mass. (September 18, 2013) – StepStone Hospitality today announced that the company has taken over management of Hotel Indigo Boston-Newton Riverside, adding the boutique hotel to its rapidly growing portfolio of managed properties. Hotel Indigo is the eighth hotel to join the StepStone managed portfolio over the last year, bringing the total number of managed properties to 12 hotels in six states.
Hotel Indigo Boston Newton Riverside

“This hotel is an outstanding addition for us,” said Thomas Russo, StepStone Hospitality chairman and CEO. “The Indigo features affordable and sustainable luxury for discriminating travelers in an oasis of style and sophistication. It’s a great fit in our expanding portfolio.”

With an invigorating blend of contemporary design and traditional hotel luxuries, the 191-room Hotel Indigo Boston-Newton Riverside is located just 10 minutes from downtown Boston and 12 miles from Logan International Airport. Interior designs change to reflect the season, giving even frequent quests a unique experience during each visit. An array of eco-friendly initiatives enable guests to have a positive impact on the environment simply by enjoying their stay in this comfortable, green hotel.
Hotel Indigo Boston-Newton Riverside

“This is a truly distinctive property,” explained Blair Wills, StepStone Hospitality president and chief operating officer. “Travelers don’t have to choose between enjoying a luxury hotel stay and having concerns about their impact on the environment. With Hotel Indigo, guests experience a combination of sophisticated, personalized service and eco-friendly initiatives.” In-room amenities include 32-inch flat-screen, high-definition televisions with satellite and in-room movies; complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet; in-room safes; and MP3 docking stations. Guests also enjoy elegant platform beds with luxurious bedding, hardwood floors and area rugs, desks with ergonomic seating and spa showers with Aveda products. The hotel offers special event space for groups from five to 150 people, a state-of-the-art lifestyle “phi.tness center,” a seasonal outdoor pool and a business center. Dining options are provided by BOKX 109 American Prime, a modern American steakhouse.

In addition to Hotel Indigo Boston-Newton Riverside, StepStone Hospitality has added the following hotel properties to its portfolio during the last year: 74 State Hotel (Albany, N.Y.), New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway, Courtyard Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach, Courtyard Marriott Columbia Downtown USC (South Carolina), Ames Boston Hotel and two in Baton Rouge, Residence Inn by Marriott Siegen Lane and the Courtyard by Marriott Siegen Lane.

Hotel Indigo has been ranked “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upscale Hotel Chains” in the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. The brand is part of Intercontinental Hotel Group, a global company with nine hotel brands, over 4,600 hotels and nearly 674,000 rooms in nearly 100 countries around the world.

To learn more about Hotel Indigo Boston-Newton Riverside, visit www.newtonboutiquehotel.com.

About StepStone Hospitality
Founded in 2007, StepStone Hospitality specializes in management for full-service and select-service hotel and restaurant operations. The company provides a unique combination of strong, hands-on operations, world-class strategic asset management, and food and beverage expertise, maintaining a balanced focus between revenue enhancement, margin expansion and guest satisfaction. Details are available at www.stepstonehospitality.com .

Editors’ Note: High-resolution images of the Ames Boston are available upon request.

Media Contact:
Shelley Schmeck, StepStone Hospitality
Email: sschmeck@stepstonehospitality.com
Phone: 407-492-5984