Airline executives say that based on bookings, they expect huge demand for flights over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Travel experts say the best deals for airfares and hotels are already gone.
Indy airport board investigating feasibility of connected hotel
The approval of such a study marks the first substantive step in the airport authority’s consideration of a hotel—which would sit on the west side of the existing terminal garage—since the terminal opened in 2008.Read More
Most hotels planned for downtown still in works, but progress slow
Five of 20 downtown hotel projects announced before the pandemic have opened. But few of the remaining 15 have made substantive progress, despite a strong rebound in the district’s hotel occupancy rates.Read More
Indy picked to host massive Seventh-Day Adventist conference
Indianapolis has been given another chance at hosting one of the major events it lost out on in the early days of the pandemic.Read More
Two Indianapolis hotels picked among best in Midwest
Luxury and lifestyle magazine Conde Nast Traveler has released its list of the Top 15 Hotels in The Midwest: Readers’ Choice Awards—and two of them are in Indianapolis.Read More
City officials see the 0.65-acre parcel at 222 N. Alabama St. as a connector between the Mass Ave cultural district and the Market East area, potentially with a hotel or apartment project.
Plans call for the downtown hotel in the historic Odd Fellows building to feature as many as 164 rooms, a ground-floor restaurant, a rooftop bar and 4,500 square feet of ballroom and meeting space.
The agreement between Crowne Plaza Union Station owner B&D Associates LP and The Spring League LLC would require the league to pay about $850,000.
In 2020, occupancy rates at the Conrad dropped “into the single digits” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The hotel “lost virtually all of its business income” while incurring “additional expenses for cleaning and disinfecting the property.”
Airbnb has been under growing pressure to clamp down on parties since 2019, when a Halloween house party in a San Francisco suburb ended with five people dead in a shooting.
Kite Realty Group Trust and Capital Improvement Board of Marion County officials said they’re on track to meet a deadline to finish all pre-construction and financing work by the end of 2022. They also released new images for the proposed development.
Patrick Tamm, CEO of the Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association, said the numbers are ahead of schedule, as many forecasts called for revenues to not return to normal until 2024.
The five-story hotel would be the first Tempo by Hilton in Indiana It would be located behind Kona Grill and open in spring 2024.
Some hospitality experts say that promise—a 100% refund if customers weren’t 100% happy—might’ve made things worse for both the customers and the hotels.
The development team behind a hotel planned for a parcel across from Shapiro’s Delicatessen in downtown Indianapolis is adding about 60 apartments to the mix, as well as a rooftop restaurant.
The proposed downtown development at 230 S. Pennsylvania St. calls for the demolition of a century-old building and the construction of two high rises, including a 26-story apartment tower.
Indianapolis is predicted to fare better than many other markets, but is still expected to see a decline in hotel business travel revenue of 16.4%.
Restaurants, just like hotels, had to let most of their staffs go early in the pandemic because there was no one for them to serve. But now that business is picking up again, many of those former restaurant and hotel staffers have moved on.
The five-story, 116-unit Hotel Nickel Plate, part of Hilton’s high-end Tapestry Collection brand, will be built in Fishers’ Nickel Plate District.
City officials plan to create an economic development area in the coming months for the Motto-branded hotel, which is being developed in the the historic King Cole building by Chicago-based Gettys Group for about $48.5 million.
Shortages of materials and labor are making it difficult for hotel operators to deliver the experience many guests have come to expect.
An Indianapolis company is building a boutique hotel using repurposed shipping containers to accommodate guests seeking unusual experiences in the heart of the city.
Not only do you have to rearrange plans to visit customers or attend conferences, but you suddenly need to isolate in a hotel room, find restaurants that deliver, and perhaps reschedule flight and hotel plans.
What does it take for a hotel to get ready to handle thousands of football fans? The JW Marriott’s Phil Ray explains.