Visit Indy said about $75,000 of the $1 million budgeted for the “You’ve Earned It” advertising campaign has so far been spent, generating about $400,000 in visitor spending.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said the city is continuing to work with Indianapolis-based Kite Realty Group Trust—which is developing the project—to finalize a reworked timeline.
Hotels across the metro area are starting to slowly rebound from this spring’s shutdown, but north-suburban properties are making up ground faster than anyone else.
Guests who stay at the hotel will see a variety of changes, including plexiglass barriers at check-in counters and an increase to the amount of time allocated for room cleanings.
The Nike Tournament of Champions, a 300-team girls basketball event, is expected to bring 9,000 people to Indianapolis through Sunday, injecting an estimated $8.9 million into the local economy.
The three hotels were among several throughout the city to temporarily suspend operations during the pandemic.
The tourism group’s new “You Have Earned It” campaign focuses on Indiana residents and relies heavily on Facebook and Google advertising platforms.
With business and air travel barely breathing, hotel companies are betting on the leisure traveler as a short-term strategy for survival.
Hotels see cleaning standards as a way to soothe jittery guests—and possibly win back business from rivals like home-sharing companies like Airbnb.
The one-two punch of the pandemic and protest-related violence raises questions about whether downtown can recover. Experts and community leaders say yes—but only with concerted effort and strong leadership.
A local hotelier expects to lose more than $20 million from declines in travel tied to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a lawsuit filed against its insurer earlier this month.
Experts say hotels of all sizes are under tremendous stress as revenue for many falls below the levels needed for debt payments.
Construction has been stalled on the planned 126-room hotel at the southeast corner of Main and 16th Streets since July 2019, while Indianapolis-based development firm Loftus Robinson LLC has tried to shore up financing.
Mario Rodriguez, executive director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority, said activity has dropped to as low as 5% of typical operations, with the the facility serving only 14 of its 53 destinations.
Evansville-based Dunn Hospitality Group is planning to build a $20 million Courtyard by Marriott near Interstate 69 and 116th Street in Fishers by the end of 2021.
The entire market saw a 68% drop in occupancy from the week of March 1-7 to the week of March 29-April 4, according to data from Tennessee-based hotel research firm STR.
State officials declined to provide details on specifically how the hotel is being used—including whether it is a treatment site for homeless individuals—to protect patient privacy.
MHG President Sanjay Patel has been through tough times in the hotel industry before—but nothing quite like this.
The 1,005-room JW Marriott Indianapolis and 650-room Indianapolis Marriott Downtown closed Monday after they stopped taking reservations late Sunday.