Tourism & Hospitality

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Indy hospitality chief: "We’re at tipping point on taxes."

In September 2013, veteran lobbyist Patrick Tamm became president of the Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association, replacing longtime industry advocate John Livengood. Tamm’s hire came eight months after IRLA was formed by merging the Indiana Hotel & Lodging Association and the Indiana Restaurant Association, both of which Livengood served as president since 1998.
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New hotels to arrive in downtown Indy just as visitor traffic slows

For the past 15 years, downtown hotel developers have moved masterfully in lock-step with demand. But with Indianapolis’ convention business showing signs of slowing in 2015 and 2016—right about the time three new hotels are scheduled to open—that streak might crash to a halt.
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Indianapolis monument needs more repair work

Scaffolding is going to remain up months longer than first thought to complete repairs to the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in downtown Indianapolis.
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Sports complex developer confirms financing woes

A developer that planned to open a $22 million hotel and indoor sports complex in Greenwood has officially suspended those plans after failing to find funding.
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TripAdvisor is new powerhouse in hospitality industry

The travel website TripAdvisor has seen such an explosion of consumer-generated reviews and page views in the last two years that local hoteliers now monitor it continually.
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Hilton North closure to cost 46 employees their jobs

Community Health Network Foundation is closing the hotel in December to create room for more hospital development.
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New Hilton brand coming to downtown's Illinois Building

A Canopy by Hilton will occupy the historic building just a block from Monument Circle as part of chain's launch of the new brand in 11 cities.
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Cambria hotel in works near Westfield's Grand Park

A Cleveland-based development group intends to build a $17 million, 150-room Cambria Suites hotel along 186th Street across from Westfield's burgeoning youth-sports complex.
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Developer seeks tax break for downtown hotel project

Developers planning a new Home2 Suites by Hilton in downtown Indianapolis are asking the city for a property-tax break on the project that could save them more than $650,000.
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Nude photo scandal boosts local startup's web traffic

Indianapolis-based event-planning website Snappening.com saw traffic surge this weekend, apparently from web browsers looking for nude photos.
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