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Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Oct. 11, 2016) – The Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa Downtown hotel - an upscale riverfront boutique hotel, minutes from the experience and tradition of the University of Alabama, and only steps away from Tuscaloosa's vibrant entertainment district - has named Greg Hopton-Jones as Director of Sales of the 91-room hotel located at 111 Greensboro Avenue.

In his new role, Hopton-Jones will devote his skills to develop and implement goals, analyze sales patterns and guide the sales and marketing teams in the most effective positioning in order to optimize and maximize the hotel’s profitability.

Greg Hopton-Jones, Director of Sales, said: “It is a great honor to assume the role of director of sales for the Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa Downtown hotel. I hope to take the guest experience to the next level with a true focus on ensuring each of our guests have a unique, engaging stay, and that they are excited to stay with us again next time they’re in the neighborhood.”

With nearly a decade of hospitality experience, Hopton-Jones most recently served as the group sales manager at Hilton Birmingham where he was directly responsible for top-line group revenue production and was recognized as a “Top Achiever” at the Interstate Annual Sales Conference in 2015.

Hopton-Jones began his hospitality career at Marriott International as an account executive where he was responsible for multiple government agencies and department travel across the state of Alabama. He was routinely recognized in Marriott’s Southeastern Regional newsletter for outstanding marketing success and recipient of Marriott’s Golden Circle Award.

The new Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa Downtown property is uniquely designed to reflect the culture, character and history of the surrounding neighborhood. Guests relax in spacious rooms featuring modern furnishings with twists of bold color – steel grays, navy blue and vivid green - inspired by the adjacent Black Warrior River. Debuting The Lookout, an upscale rooftop bar, Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa greets guests with a craft cocktail menu, local distillery options and light fare. Dining is inspired by Southern culture at the on-site restaurant, Shoal’s Kitchen. Serving breakfast and dinner, Shoal’s Kitchen has partnered with local vendors including Snow’s Bend Farms, Southfresh Farms, Heritage House Coffee & Tea, among others, to offer a fresh, locally sourced menu. Specialty menu items include the Catfish and Hushpuppies, Tuscaloosa Poorboy and Chicken Ala Alabama. At Pure Provisions -- a boutique gourmet shoppe -- neighbors and guests enjoy fresh sandwiches, decadent snacks and beverages.

Guests also have access to a 24-hour fitness center and approximately 1,000 square feet of executive meeting space, a fitness center, a business center and a 2,500 square foot outdoor terrace.

Nestled on the banks of the Black Warrior River, the hotel creates a personalized experience with distinctive design and amenities expressing the history and culture of the area. Ideally located, the Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa Downtown hotel provides easy access to the University of Alabama campus and the vibrant downtown entertainment district.

For more information on the property, visit or call (205) 469-1660.

The Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa Downtown hotel is owned by Chance Partners, LLC and is managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts. 

About IHG

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. 
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,000 hotels and nearly 750,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with more than 1,400 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme, with more than 96 million members worldwide.  InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally.
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About the Hotel Indigo® brand

The Hotel Indigo® brand is a global boutique hotel brand that delivers a refreshing and inviting guest experience that is truly reflective of the local community. From the locally inspired murals to the renewal program where the music, scent, and menu items change throughout the year, each Hotel Indigo hotel delivers a vibrant, engaging and genuine boutique experience that gives guests the confidence to step out and explore the local neighborhood. Each Hotel Indigo property is unique and designed to reflect the local culture, character and geography of the surrounding area while brand hallmarks ensure consistent and reliable service from location to location. No two hotels are the same. There are 70 Hotel Indigo hotels open around the globe, with a quality global pipeline of 63 hotels set to open within the next three to five years.  For more information or to make a reservation, visit

Contact: Autumn Barnes Mayfield / 850.421.9007

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