Updated downtown Marriott features more rooms, meeting space

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focus-brief-conners-kitchen-bar-4-15col.jpg A new eatery is part of the revamped Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. (Photo courtesy of Marriott)

Merrillville-based White Lodging has pulled back the curtain on its year-long renovation at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, revealing a redesigned lobby, new dining options and modernized meeting spaces.

The renovation added 28 rooms to the 17-year-old hotel at 350 W. Maryland St., bringing the total to 650 rooms.

“Indianapolis has grown tremendously since the hotel opened its doors almost 20 years ago,” the hotel’s general manager, Keith Shopnick, said in a statement.

“We are thrilled to invest in Indianapolis Marriott Downtown to give it a fresh vibrancy that will elevate the guest experience for travelers and locals alike. We truly feel that these cutting-edge renovations will revolutionize the meeting-hotel landscape in the city.”

The rooms have new decor with custom wall murals featuring the Indianapolis skyline, new carpeting and wallpaper.

focus-brief-lobby-1col.jpg A sleeker lobby is part of the revamped Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. (Photo courtesy of Marriott)

The hotel added four meeting rooms with a combined 5,000 square feet, increasing its event space to 45,000 square feet in 37 meeting rooms, all with upgraded technology.

And it has opened a new restaurant: Conner’s Kitchen + Bar. The Marriott said the restaurant, which replaces Champions, offers “elevated comfort-food favorites, with an emphasis on wood-smoked meats and locally sourced ingredients, alongside a craft beer and cocktail menu.”

The hotel also offers the M Club Lounge for members of the Marriott rewards program, with round-the-clock access to high-speed internet service as well as complimentary breakfast, drinks and snacks.

And the hotel features the Rye Bar lounge as well as Loaf + Vine Market for grab-and-go food.•

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