Hotel Indigo today announced the opening of Hotel Indigo Durham-Research Triangle Park, the first of five properties planned for North Carolina. The 125-room new-build boutique hotel will be joined later this year by a 100-room property in Asheville; additional deals are signed in Charlotte, Wilmington and Winston-Salem.

The new hotel is conveniently located off Interstate 40, in the heart of Research Triangle Park, a 7,000 acre development that is home to more than 170 companies, from Fortune 100 research companies to start-up operations and federal agencies.

“As a world-renowned center for innovation, Research Triangle Park is an ideal location to introduce our innovative boutique brand to our guests in North Carolina,” said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Brand Delivery, the Americas. “The Interpret Indigo design program will allow us to offer a unique experience at each of these five properties, while still providing the service culture and consistency that our guests expect.”