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Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Nov. 21, 2016)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 A.J. Clements as director of food & beverage of the 91-room hotel located at 111 Greensboro Avenue. In his new role, Clements will oversee all aspects of day-to-day operations at the rooftop bar, The Lookout, Shoal’s Kitchen and Pure Provisions.

“We are honored to have A.J. join our team and look forward to his creative prowess and understanding of the market to help elevate the food and beverage offering of Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa Downtown hotel,” says, Mark Korbotly.

With nearly 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Clements most recently served as the general manager of the local restaurant, FIVE. His responsibilities included monitoring restaurant operations and collaborating with the Executive Chef to approve food and beverage selections. Further, Clements served as a dedicated manager of Chuck’s Fish for five years. Clements maintained an efficient work environment by ensuring the productivity of his employees and organizing the restaurant’s inventory.

The Lookout, an upscale rooftop bar, offers guests a craft cocktail menu and local distillery options. Dining is inspired by Southern culture at the on-site restaurant, Shoal’s Kitchen. Serving breakfast and dinner, the restaurant has partnered with a seasonally changing cast of local vendors such as 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 Shrimp & Grits and Chicken Ala Alabama. With Pure Provisions -- a boutique grab-and-go option within the hotel -- neighbors and guests enjoy fresh sandwiches, snacks and beverages.

At the hotel, guests also have access to a 24-hour fitness center and approximately 1,000 square feet of executive meeting space, a business center and a 2,500 square foot outdoor terrace with breathtaking views of the Black Warrior River and the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Additionally, the hotel is proud to provide guests with Tesla electric car charging stations. Strategically placed, the complimentary charging station allows guests to plug in when convenient and get back on the road quickly to enjoy Tuscaloosa’s distinct Southern charm. The property also features the brand’s Neighborhood Guide, an innovative touchscreen display that connects guests to each other, the local neighborhood and to Hotel Indigo locations and guests around the world. Hotel team members, many of whom are locals themselves, will share their favorite hidden gems with guests looking to explore and discover the neighborhood.

For more information on the Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa Downtown hotel, visit www.indigotuscaloosa.com or call (205) 469-1660. Follow the Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa Downtown on Facebook, Google+ and Instagram for special offers and hotel happenings.

Hotel Indigo properties participate in IHG's guest loyalty program, IHG® Rewards Club, the industry's first and largest guest loyalty program with nearly 99 million members globally. IHG Rewards Club membership is free and guests can enroll by logging on at www.ihg.com/rewardsclub, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or any of IHG's nearly 5,100 hotels worldwide.

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

Contact: Autumn Mayfield

amayfield@mayfieldpr.com / 8504219007

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