NATIONAL STATE BANK
Newark’s history reborn for today
810 Broad St.
The National State Bank building was erected in 1912 and designed by Cass Gilbert, a prominent American architect, who also designed the United States Supreme Court Building and the Woolworth Building. In 2014, Hanini Group restored the building formerly known as Hotel Indigo, a boutique hotel chain with a restaurant at the base and on the rooftop that boasted breathtaking views of Newark and New York City.
With exposed brick, beautiful windows, and unique loft configurations, the guest rooms all featured décor and artwork that tied the hotel to the neighborhood’s past and present as a place of innovation. After all, Thomas Edison’s laboratories were on the same block as the hotel, and Prudential Financial made its start in the basement of this building. The National State Bank building, which was once a popular place to stay for visitors and guests attending events at Prudential Center and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, now serves as a reminder of Newark's eminent past and promising future.