Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk Previews its Unique Neighborhood Experience

Naperville, IL–Guests and local residents alike will experience a uniquely local flavor when the Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk opens later this fall at Water Street District in Downtown Naperville.  The 158-room boutique hotel reflects the history and culture of the Naperville community, as is the custom of Indigo hotels around the world.  Hotel Indigo properties are designed to invite guests into the neighborhood experience, with decor in rooms and public spaces combine with curated menu items and design details to provide an authentically local experience.  A vibrant modern color palette is complimented by historic references and lots of natural light, making for an inviting, stylish and refreshing atmosphere.

The Naperville Indigo offers historic touches throughout, reflecting the community’s farming heritage, Kroehler manufacturing history and local resources including the DuPage River, the limestone quarry and rough-hewn natural wood of the historic Plank Road.  Much of the design sensibility was derived from visits to Naper Settlement where the museum curatorial staff met with designers from Gettys Chicago, an award-winning global hospitality design firm.

“We have worked hard to create a sense of discovery throughout the hotel,” says Chris McDonough, AIA, Design Director for Gettys.  “Guests will be surprised by design elements that engage them throughout the public spaces and guest rooms alike.”

Natural stacked stone reminiscent of limestone used in several historic Naperville structures serves as the back lit backdrop for the Reception Desk. Dark unpolished grey tile can be seen in the lobby  flooring and double-hearth fireplace.  The blend of contemporary and traditional elements extends to a number of seating area throughout the lobby, including a reading nook designed with a treatment of real books.

Visitors to the Hotel Indigo’s Plank Bar and Kitchen will appreciate the various species of reclaimed wood on the handcrafted  bar, as well as the stone that graces the bar top.  “We are creating engaging art installations to serve as the backdrop to seating in the bar and lounge including an array of men’s hats through history.  Visuals are very much inspired by and tied to the community history, juxtaposed against the vibrancy of colors and textures that connote contemporary time and urban vibe.” McDonough says.

Broad plank flooring suggesting the Plank Road that carried travelers from Naperville to Chicago is featured in the pedestrian bridge that takes guests across Water Street to Elements, the banquet and events space and meeting rooms.  A stone wall treatment will greet guests arriving in the pre-function lobby, along with a glassed wine cellar wall.  Meeting rooms and banquet space will echo the juxtaposition of urban contemporary and rustic design detail found throughout the hotel.

Guest rooms and suites feature warm colors and bold visual elements to establish place, including custom murals inspired by Naperville history and spirit.  The headboard wall murals reflect abstract details of quarry stone, iron nail heads, carved wood furniture and spools of upholstery thread used at the Kroehler furniture factory, with pops of color in a welcoming palette.  Hall doors are treated with agrarian scenes, while a sliding barn-door in each room serves to close the bath or closet depending on its position. Balconies and floor-to -ceiling windows offer views of the Riverwalk.

The spa-inspired baths have an open feel and a clean palette, showcasing  cobalt blue vanities, full glass showers, back-lit illuminated mirrors and tile that is at once modern in shape and traditional in texture.  Case good furnishings feature stone tops, and guests will relax in luxury bedding that is a hallmark of Indigo.

“The design fully embraces the soul and spirit of Naperville in public areas and guest rooms that embody both the heritage and forward-thinking spirit that has always propelled Naperville forward,” says McDonough. “We have designed an experience that allows guests memories and moments throughout their stay, and to understand and enjoy the local neighborhood and all that it has to offer, from Naper Settlement and the historic downtown to the natural outdoor experience of the Riverwalk and  sophisticated shopping and dining.”

“We are the anti-cookie-cutter hotel experience, which is truly unique in a suburban hotel,” McDonough adds.  “People staying at the Hotel Indigo Naperville on the Riverwalk will come away with a true appreciation of the Naperville that is ingrained in her residents.”

The hotel offers a variety of room and suite options, including king and 2 queen bed rooms, Riverview and Terrace rooms and suites, some of which are configurable for a number of guests, making them perfect for business travelers, bridal parties, families and groups.  Guests will also enjoy the onsite fitness center, business center and market store offering a selection of local items, as well as covered parking directly accessible from the lobby.

The Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk anchors the Water Street District in Downtown Naperville, and is in close proximity to North Central College, Edward Hospital, Naper Settlement, the Naperville Municipal Center, Naperville Central High School, The DuPage Children’s Museum, Kroehler YMCA and myriad area churches.   Water Street  District includes a number of restaurants, retailers, services and offices, including Blue Sushi Sake Grill, Quiubo, Santo Cielo,  SixtyFour-A Wine Bar  as well as Southern Tide, London Skye, and young children’s activity provider Traveling Tots.  For more information or to make reservations for after October 15, 2016 at Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk, call 1-630-778-9676.

 

About Hotel Indigo®
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 64 Hotel Indigo hotels open around the globe, with a quality global pipeline of 61 hotels set to open within the next three to five years.  For more information or to make a reservation, visit http://www.hotelindigo.com. Find us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/hotelindigoor Facebook www.Facebook.com/hotelindigo.

Water Street District announces SixtyFour – A Wine Bar coming to Naperville

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Naperville, IL –Marquette Companies, developers of Water Street District in Downtown Naperville are looking forward to the opening of SixtyFour – A Wine Bar, planned for February, 2017.  SixtyFour – A Wine Bar will feature 64 exceptional wines by the glass every day, 64 local and regional craft beers every day, and an exciting menu including artisan cheeses, charcuterie, and extraordinary light fare to accompany the wine and beer selections.  Wine and craft beer lovers will find SixtyFour to be the perfect addition to the restaurant and retail district, which is also home to the Hotel Indigo Naperville.

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Comfortable seating, self-serve metered wine stations and a selection of light bites will attract wine aficionados and explorers alike when SixtyFour – A Wine Bar opens at Water Street District early in 2017.

“We are excited to add SixtyFour – A Wine Bar to the list of quality retailers and restaurants that visitors to Water Street can enjoy,” says Nick Ryan, CEO of Marquette Companies. “We know west suburban wine and craft beer lovers are always looking for great new finds to share with friends. I think the ability to explore, taste and enjoy 64 exceptional wines every day will be a game changer… and the ability to buy and take home any of those wines by the bottle will be a wonderful option as well. We see this as one more unique feature that will draw visitors from throughout the region to Downtown Naperville’s vibrant shopping and dining scene.”

SixtyFour – A Wine Bar is the second wine bar opened by Loren and Amy Beadle, long-time residents of the western suburbs.  Their first wine bar, FortyEight, opened on Kiawah Island in South Carolina in November, 2015.  “We look forward to bringing our wine bar format to the western suburbs of Chicago,” says Amy Beadle, co-owner.  “We know that our guests will love the fun and social atmosphere of tasting 64 exceptional wines, and we know they will love the creative appetizers, entrees, and desserts on our menu!”

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Wines available for tasting at SixtyFour- A Wine Bar will also be available to purchase by the bottle when the newest attraction at Water Street District in Downtown Naperville opens next year.

With a retail space as well as a restaurant space, SixtyFour – A Wine Bar will also feature over 1,000 sommelier-selected wines to take home.  These wines will be sourced from every fine wine region in the world, from the old world wineries of France, Italy, and Spain, to the new world wineries in the U.S., South America, and Australia/New Zealand.  Matt Williams, Sommelier for both the FortyEight and SixtyFour wine bars, notes, “We appreciate wines from all over the world and the opportunity to share varietals which most people don’t get to taste regularly.  Many wine drinkers have a routine consisting of drinking just three varietals.  We look forward to introducing them to incredible lesser- known wines and varietals produced here in the U.S. and all over the world.”

In addition to almost eighty seats indoors, SixtyFour – A Wine Bar will feature an outdoor patio overlooking the DuPage River and downtown Naperville.  And the menu will feature a wonderful selection of cheese, charcuterie, bruschetta, salads, and flatbreads, as well as seafood and more hearty entrees, and hand-crafted chocolates, sweets, and desserts.

“SixtyFour – A Wine Bar will offer its 64 wines by the glass in automated WineStations”, says Loren Beadle, co-owner, and CEO of Island Sport, LLC, the parent company of SixtyFour – A Wine Bar.  “Guests will use a SmartCard to select a 1.0 ounce taste, a 2.5 ounce half glass, or a 5.0 ounce full glass from any of 64 exceptional wines.  The wines will change weekly, monthly, and quarterly, allowing guests to come back again and again, having a different tasting experience on each visit.  Sixty-four craft beers will also be offered daily, focused on local and regional small craft breweries in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.”

Self-serve wine stations will feature a rotating selection of 64 wines by the ounce or the glass to taste at SixtyFour- A Wine Bar coming to Water Street District, Downtown Naperville

The Water Street District in Naperville, opening beginning in October 2016, will include the 158-room Hotel Indigo Naperville on the Riverwalk, a variety of other restaurants, retail shops, Elements private dining and event space, as well as offices, all along Naperville’s iconic Riverwalk.  Expansion of the Riverwalk on the south side of the river includes a lighted Century Walk mosaic art installation and seating, which can be reached by a staircase leading from the Plaza and fountain.  A 500+-space public/private parking facility adjacent to the hotel, provides parking for the Water Street District and downtown visitor parking.

Island Sport, LLC owns and operates eight retail and restaurant concepts in South Carolina and Illinois.  Founded in 2005, it will surpass $10 million in revenue in 2017, and employs over 100 people in these two states.

Water Street Naperville Hotel names Locals to Management

 

Contact:      Deb Newman, Deborah Newman Marketing/Communications

Hotel Indigo-Naperville Riverwalk

dnmcinc@ntsource.com

630-846-4759                                                     

 

HOTEL INDIGO®- NAPERVILLE RIVERWALK APPOINTS NAPERVILLIANS AS

GENERAL MANAGER and DIRECTOR OF SALES

 

(Naperville, IL ) (July 5, 2016) – The Hotel Indigo®-Naperville Riverwalk has named Naperville residents Daryl Barnes, general manager and Doug Kelly as director of sales of its 158-room hotel located in the new Water Street District in Downtown Naperville at 120 Water Street. The two joined Hotel Indigo®- Naperville in late April in preparation for opening the Naperville hotel this fall.

Barnes has been in the hospitality industry for 22 years, beginning his career in Naperville, where he lived since high school. He was recruited by legendary restaurateur Dick Portillo as general manager of Key Wester and assisting in the subsequent opening of Luigi’s House, went on to open Hugo’s Frog Bar and Fish House in  Downtown Naperville, and served as assistant general manager and food and beverage director of White Eagle Country Club in Naperville.

Daryl Barnes,  General Manager, Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk
Daryl Barnes, General Manager, Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk

Recently Barnes brought his country club experience to the Holiday Inn Express/Comfort Suites in Austin Texas, where he developed the entire staff from housekeeping to maintenance and dining room to front desk to exceed guest expectations at every opportunity and generate over, ranking #1 nationally among 1800 hotels in the brand. 165 excellent TripAdvisor reviews out of 165 total reviews, never having received a poor review. Prior to his return to Naperville this spring, Barnes served as general manager of the Hotel Indigo®- Waco-Baylor, where in 14 months he achieved the 2015 Quality Excellence Award, 2014 TORCH – BEARER  #1 in the Brand, 2014 Guest Recognition award of excellence and TripAdvisor #1 Hotel ranking and #1 Restaurant ranking.

“I am a firm believer in the concept of “The answer is yes, now what’s the question?” says Barnes. “I want our guests to know I surround myself with people who exceed expectations and will do whatever it takes to create the greatest guest experience. Hospitality is about making friends, creating relationships that ensure a memorable experience.  Those relationships extend to the guests, the staff, and the numerous local organizations that define the Naperville community and make it great.  We expect our staff to become enmeshed in the Naperville experience so they can convey that experience to every guest.”

Barnes says his vision extends beyond the guest experience to the community at large.  “Don’t be surprised when you see our Green Team out in the community, sprucing up the neighborhood, volunteering at community events and helping local charities,” he says. “Naperville is special.  Just when you think it can’t get any better, someone comes up with the idea for this beautiful, trendy boutique hotel in this beautiful downtown. It’s like the cherry on top of the sundae that is Naperville. We are thrilled to be part of that.”

A North Central College graduate in marketing, Doug Kelly also grew up in Naperville and  began his hotel career with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide as Complex Sales Manager for Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers Westin Chicago River North Complex, representing 1633 guestrooms and 150000 sq ft of combined meeting space, and exceeding revenue goals each year for three years.

He comes to Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk from Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, where he was Area Senior Sales Manager and

Doug Kelly, Sales Manager, Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk
Doug Kelly, Sales Manager, Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk

Chicago City Sales Manager for business travel representing 1350 guestrooms and 20000 sq ft of combined meeting space, including Hotel Allegro, Hotel Burnham, Hotel Monaco Chicago, Hotel Palomar Chicago, and was part of the pre-opening team for Gray Hotel Chicago. Kelly’s efforts resulted in the group exceeding average total group revenue goal annually for the past three years.  When Kimpton was acquired by Hotel Indigo® parent IHG® (InterContental Hotels Group), Kelly was the first employee to transition to IHG, and when Water Street developer Marquette Companies chose IHG® to manage their new hotel, he saw the opportunity to break ground in his home town.

“The Indigo high-amenity lifestyle brand is similar to Kimpton,” he says. “The concept of understanding your wants and need before you ever check-in and offering very personalized service will work so well in Naperville.  People who visit and do business here are intrigued with the community and want to know more.  In the Water Street District and within just a few blocks, we can offer guests a broad range of cultural, shopping and dining advantages. It’s so much more than the average hotel experience, this truly offers a neighborhood vibe you might find in a larger city. For the business traveler, there are a number of IHG Corporate Gold companies surrounding us, and our robust corporate traveler programs will make Naperville an even more desirable business destination.”

Marquette Companies CEO Nick Ryan sees Barnes and Kelly as the perfect team to open

Hotel Indigo®-Naperville Riverwalk in the Water Street District.  “We were looking for people who shared our philosophy of a hotel that is completely connected to the community and delivers an extraordinary level of service,” he says.  “We found Daryl in a nationwide search of Hotel Indigo®.  He is passionate about what he does and truly cares about his staff and the guest experience.  He believes as we do, that you need to work very hard and have fun doing it.  Doug has great energy and gets the big-city boutique guest experience. He understands that our local businesses deserve respect. Together, these two leaders are creating a partnership with the community. I’m confident they will make the Hotel Indigo®-Naperville Riverwalk Naperville’s hotel.”

About Hotel Indigo®
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 64 Hotel Indigo hotels open around the globe, with a quality global pipeline of 61 hotels set to open within the next three to five years.  For more information or to make a reservation, visit http://www.hotelindigo.com. Find us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/hotelindigo or Facebook www.Facebook.com/hotelindigo.

Notes to Editors:

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & ResortsKimpton® Hotels & Restaurants

HUALUXE® Hotels and ResortsCrowne Plaza® Hotels & ResortsHotel Indigo®EVEN™ HotelsHoliday Inn® Hotels & ResortsHoliday Inn Express®Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. 

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 4,900 hotels and 727,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with more than 1,300 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with more than 90 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.

Water Street gets sneak peek at Public Art coming to the Naperville Downtown District

Marquette Companies’ CEO Nick Ryan,  Peter Foyo, President, Principal Standard Group and Brand Bobosky, Chairman of Naperville Century Walk got their first look at one of the new ceramic murals which will grace the Water Street District Riverwalk when the shopping, dining and hotel district opens later this year. Santa Fe artist Debora Duran-Geiger delivered a small study of a piece commemorating the Old Main Street Bridge and Naperville’s farming life.  The piece, to be executed in porcelain tiles, will join four others on the District’s north-facing wall along the Riverwalk , on the south bank of the DuPage River.  The finished art will be a large glazed mosaic, approximately nine feet wide and five feet high.

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Brand Bobosky (L) of Naperville Century Walk, and Peter Foyo (2nd R )and Nick Ryan (R) join Artist Debora Duran-Geiger and her husband Michael Geiger in displaying the first sample study for several ceramic mosaic murals to be installed along the Riverwalk at Water Street District later this fall.

Funded by private investors including the Dominic and Joyce Imbursia Family, the Peter Foyo Family and the Nicholas and Teresa Ryan Family, installed by Marquette Companies and administered by Century Walk, the series of works will depict life on the river along historic Water Street, as well as celebrating the many immigrant families who settled and grew Naperville throughout history.

“Art is an important part of Naperville’s downtown landscape and the Riverwalk is art in itself, with the walkways, fountains and artistic landscaping,” says Ryan.   “This series will connect the original Water Street of the 1800’s to the amazing transformation to the Water Street District.  Seeing the initial mural design, depicting the famous Main Street bridge, the early buildings on Water Street and the rural surroundings is amazing.   It brought joy to my heart!”

Ryan met Duran-Geiger and her husband Mike at last fall’s Riverwalk Art Fair, where they were showing some of the artist’s tile murals.  Shortly thereafter the Water Street team enlisted Bryan Ogg, Curator of Research at Naper Settlement to search out historic scenes from life along Water Street.  The team also solicited the assistance of Brand Bobosky and Century Walk and began to engage private investors to fund the commission and installation of what will ultimately be a series of five murals.

“Century Walk has been leading the charge to bring art to downtown Naperville for many years,” says Ryan. “It was only natural to rely on their expertise and that of Brand Bobosky to help bring the art to Water Street in a way that will be of very high quality and be well maintained for the century to come.”

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Michael Geiger and Debora Duran-Geiger present the study for the mosaic mural “Old main Street Bridge” to investors Nick Ryan or Marquette Companies and Peter Foyo, and Brand Bobosky of Naperville Century Walk. The mural is one of five which will be installed along the Riverwalk at Water Street later this fall.

Using photos and references from the Naper Settlement archives, Duran-Geiger began with a paper and pencil sketch of her concept, which she then transferred onto terra cotta bisque-fired tiles.  Using wax resist, querda seca and skip trailing techniques, she glazed the image with a variety of glazes to give the piece dimension and texture.  The sky was given the water-color effect with majolica gaze technique.  The sample tiles were then fired in an electric kiln by her husband Mike.

“It’s amazing to see a community so engrossed in its own history and dedicated to keeping it,” says Duran-Geiger.  “The vision of Century Walk and Marquette to use art to enhance the community and inform viewers is unique.  Mike and I travel a lot and I don’t think I’ve seen anything quite like it.”   Duran-Geiger visited Naper Settlement while visiting to deliver her “Old Main Street Bridge” study last week, and is incorporating numerous little touches to make the pieces even more indigenous.  Look closely at the “Old Main Street Bridge” and you’ll see a cardinal, the State bird, and violets, the State flower of Illinois. “It’s an honor to have my pieces hung in a community so committed to making art a part of everyday life,” she says. “My husband lived here along with five brothers and sisters as a boy, and went to Elmwood School. He’s wanted to come back. Now I see why.”

Studies for additional pieces will be delivered throughout the summer and the installation of the final murals on Water Street is anticipated later this year as construction permits.

Water Street District announces first Southern Tide Signature Store in Midwest

Island Sport helps bring the lifestyle brand to Naperville

 Naperville, IL – Fans of Southern Tide apparel will need look no further than Downtown Naperville’s Water Street District for a wide array of men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories from the innovative lifestyle brand.  Popular items include men’s sport shirts and polos, women’s shirts and dresses, men’s, women’s and youth t-shirts, shorts and swim apparel.

Loren Beadle and his wife Amy of Island Sport, long-time residents of the western suburbs of Chicago, opened the first signature Southern Tide store on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, in 2015, and this fall Loren will bring the Southern Tide brand to Naperville. Beadle says of this new retail endeavor, “Southern Tide is one of the top brands created in the last few decades that is stylish, youthful and classic.”  While the brand is carried in a few apparel and department stores in the area, this will be the first store dedicated to Southern Tide in the Midwest.  The store is expected to open on the south side of Water Street this fall, coinciding with the opening of Hotel Indigo and other retailers in the District.

“We are excited to add Southern Tide to the list of quality retailers and restaurants that guests to Water Street can enjoy,” says developer Nick Ryan, CEO of Marquette Companies. “This is a vibrant brand with a huge national following. It will provide a great compliment to London Skye, Traveling Tots and the other businesses we are attracting to the District. Hotel Indigo guests will recognize and appreciate the brand.”

Southern Tide launched in 2006, and since then the brand’s legendary “Skipjack Polo” has become a benchmark in the men’s clothing industry and a necessity for gentlemen of every age. Southern Tide has generated a multitude of devoted fans who consider the brand their resource for youthful, elegant apparel that reflects a region steeped in heritage and tradition.

“The Southern Tide team is excited about our growing partnership with Island Sport and beginning a new partnership with the Water Street District in opening our first signature store in the Midwest,” commented Christopher Heyn, CEO of Southern Tide.   “Southern Tide’s unique approach to a spirited American lifestyle continues to resonate with customers, new and old.  We’re thrilled to take this next step in bringing our branded lifestyle to the Midwest and are delighted to have joined the Water Street District family.  Our signature stores and retail partners are the perfect way to connect with customers and show them all Southern Tide has to offer. No one ever wants to leave the warm sands and open air of the oasis that is the beach, but with our products, you’ll feel like you never left.”

In addition to the Hotel Indigo Naperville, The Water Street District will offer a variety of restaurants, retail shops, a banquet facility and offices along the signature Riverwalk.  Expansion of the Riverwalk on the south side of the river will feature a lighted Century Walk art wall and will be reached by a broad staircase leading from the Plaza and fountain.  A 520-space public/private parking facility will be adjacent to the hotel, providing parking for the Water Street district and additional downtown visitor parking.

 

New Boutique Slated to Open at Water Street District

Visitors to the Water Street District set to open this fall in Downtown Naperville will have a unique new clothing boutique to enjoy.  London Skye will offer trendy contemporary women’s and men’s clothing,  bringing one-of-a-kind pieces and  international brands to the fashion-forward customer. Owner Joellen Elam has used her 19 years of advertising and fashion experience garnered from influential positions working on such brands as LEVI’S, William-Sonoma, Nordstrom, Nicole Miller, and Evereve to hone a boutique with a decidedly English vibe.

 

Elam lived three years in London prior to moving back to the states and settling in the western suburbs of Chicago.  London Skye’s interior will reflect the rustic charm of a pub you might walk into in London. Rustic wooden floors, comfy brown leather couches, wing back chairs and hints of British charm will be found throughout the store.  “ I like the idea of bringing the old-world charm to the Naperville area for the well-travelled customer,” she says.  “With the Hotel Indigo, Elements events space and the eclectic collection of restaurants coming to Water Street, this felt like the perfect spot for London Skye.”

 

London Skye will feature premium denim, shirts and tops, shoes, accessories and travel needs, in a fun atmosphere with personable stylists to help you find the right look for you. “Women love the fashion-forward contemporary styles available in Downtown Naperville, but what about trendy looks for their husbands and boyfriends?  London Skye will compliment the classic and traditional men’s clothing available in Naperville,” Elam says.

 

Elam and her husband have two daughters, who have lent their respective middle names to the name of the store. “Naperville is style-conscious and family friendly at the same time, she says. “ I fell in love with the Downtown, it’s charming and brings out both locals and out-of-towners looking for a unique shopping experience.  We’re also looking forward to serving visitors in to see family,  for weddings, and all the wonderful events the community has to offer.”

 

London Skye and Water Street District are expected to open by late fall, 2016.  The District will offer the 158- room Hotel Indigo, Elements Events, Bien Truche, Blue Sushi Saki Grill, Traveling Tots children’s boutique and activity space, as well as a number of other restaurants and shops and a 520-space parking garage. Limited retail opportunities remain.  For information visit www.waterstreetcommunity.info

 

Media Contact: Deb Newman, Deborah Newman Marketing/Communications, 630-846-4759

Big Yellow Crane Leaving Downtown Naperville, Hotel Pre-Cast Panels in Place

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Big Yellow Crane that became part of the Downtown Naperville skyline is leaving town.

After taking up residence in Downtown Naperville since last July, the big yellow crane that has been hoisting pre-cast concrete panels into place at the Water Street District construction site has completed its work and will depart the site this week.  The crane, dubbed “Frasier” by Teri Kostal, Executive Secretary at Naper Settlement, who joined her colleagues in  watching  the crane from the second floor of the Pre-Emption House, also provided entertainment to dozens of children, residents and visitors who gathered along the Riverwalk to watch the work all summer and fall of last year.  Now that the pre-cast panels for the parking deck and the hotel are in place, further construction of the hotel interior, Loggia and Theatre buildings will continue.

“Our staff has had a birds-eye view of the construction, we felt the momentum of the construction workers and all the trucks coming and going, as if they were working alongside us,” says Settlement President and CEO Rena Tomayo-Calabrese. “At first I was sad to lose my view of the SS Peter and Paul steeple, but as I watched the building go up it got exciting.  This 21st Century project is designed to be respectful of  the neighboring buildings. It reflects a new phase in where our city is going.  Watching the progress and appreciating the engineering and accuracy of that crane has been really interesting. We’re going to miss Frasier!”

Nick Ryan, CEO if Marquette Companies, developers of the Water Street District, says the project is right on schedule. “We’re looking forward to announcing some exciting new tenants, working with Century Walk on public art, and are progressing just as we planned.  We’ve been blessed by this mild winter, and look forward to a Grand Opening this fall.  This is going to be another amazing place for gathering with family, friends and colleagues to enjoy life.”

Time lapse video of the construction along with live feed photo updates from a camera on top of the Municipal Center can be seen at www.waterstreetcommunity.info.

During the month of February, construction includes:

Loggia Building

Structural Steel to continue

Precast plank to continue

Wall framing to begin

Hotel

Precast work to complete

Exterior windows to continue

Interior wall framing + drywall to continue

Mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough in work to continue

Slab on grade to continue

Roofing to continue

Concrete topping to be poured

Elevator install to begin

Parking Structure

                Elevator install

Fire Sprinkler install

Continue mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough

Theater Building

Theater Excavation/ Footings to continue

Sitework

Upper Boardwalk walls to be poured

Upper concrete piers to be wrapped in stone

Fountain walls to complete

After taking up residence in Downtown Naperville since last July, the big yellow crane that has been hoisting pre-cast concrete panel

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The final pre-cast panel is lowered into place at the soon to be Hotel Indigo at the Water Street District in Downtown Naperville. A Fall 2016 opening is planned for the hotel, retail, restaurant and parking district on the south bank of the DuPage River.

into place at the Water Street District construction site has completed its work and will depart the site this week.  The crane, dubbed “Frasier” by Teri Kostal, Executive Secretary at Naper Settlement, who joined her colleagues in  watching  the crane
from the second floor of the Pre-Emption House, also provided entertainment to dozens of children, residents and visitors who gathered along the
Riverwalk to watch the work all summer and fall of last year.  Now that the pre-cast panels for the parking deck and the hotel are in place, further construction of the hotel interior, Loggia and Theatre buildings will continue.

“Our staff has had a birds-eye view of the construction, we felt the momentum of the construction workers and all the trucks coming and going, as if they were working alongside us,” says Settlement President and CEO Rena Tomayo-Calabrese. “At first I was sad to lose my view of the SS Peter and Paul steeple, but as I watched the building go up it got exciting.  This 21st Century projectis designed to be respectful of  the neighboring buildings. It reflects a new phase in where our city is going.  Watching the progress and appreciating the engineering and accuracy of that crane has been really interesting. We’re going to miss Frasier!”

Nick Ryan, CEO if Marquette Companies, developers of the Water Street District, says the project is right on schedule. “We’re looking forward to announcing some exciting new tenants, working with Century Walk on public art, and are progressing just as we planned.  We’ve been blessed by this mild winter, and look forward to a Grand Opening this fall.  This is going to be another amazing place for gathering with family, friends and colleagues to enjoy life.”

Time lapse video of the construction along with live feed photo updates from a camera on top of the Municipal Center can be seen at www.waterstreetcommunity.info.

During the month of February, construction includes:

Loggia Building

Structural Steel to continue

Precast plank to continue

Wall framing to begin

Hotel

Precast work to complete

Exterior windows to continue

Interior wall framing + drywall to continue

Mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough in work to continue

Slab on grade to continue

Roofing to continue

Concrete topping to be poured

Elevator install to begin

Parking Structure

                Elevator install

Fire Sprinkler install

Continue mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough

Theater Building

Theater Excavation/ Footings to continue

Sitework

Upper Boardwalk walls to be poured

Upper concrete piers to be wrapped in stone

Fountain walls to complete

 

 

For Media Information:  Deb Newman, Deborah Newman Marketing/Communications 630-846-4759

Naper Lights Group

Nick Ryan of Marquette Companies Water Street District and Teresa Ryan of
Ryan Hill realty were recently honored as lead sponsors of Naperville
Sunrise Rotary’s NaperLights holiday display at Naper Settlement.

2016-02-05 Naper Lights group