The mammoth hotel and conference center abruptly closed last year, leaving a huge hole in the Michigan Road corridor south of I-465. Drury Hotels wants a tax break from the city for its plans to fill it.
Located less than two blocks from Monument Circle, the 120-year-old building could reopen as early as 2019 as a millennial-friendly Aloft property.
Once populated largely by cornfields, the landscape at the intersection of I-65 and Whitestown Parkway has exploded in recent years with retail and restaurant projects. A smattering of hotels has followed, and two more projects now are in the works.
The hospitality market is booming—so is it finally time for Indianapolis International Airport to add an on-site hotel? Airport leaders are examining pitches from four developers that think it is.
Dora Hospitality Group and Lauth Group hope to bring a new Hilton brand to the market as part of mixed-use development north of the Ritz Charles hospitality venue.
Since founding White Lodging in 1985, the privately held company has gained a reputation for delivering new hotels on time, and for managing them without a surfeit of drama.
Plans for the six-story hotel in the expansive, $110 million Yard project will be reviewed Tuesday by city officials.
A study commissioned by Visit Indy says officials are counting on a new downtown mega-hotel to generate nearly half its own business without relying on conventions.
The Indianapolis Airport Authority board has asked developers interested in building the project to submit responses by the end of June. Plans a decade ago to build a $50 million Westin at the airport were scuttled by the Great Recession.
The renovation added 28 rooms to the 17-year-old hotel at 350 W. Maryland St., bringing the total to 650 rooms.
The impending arrival of the full-service Embassy Suites with convention and banquet facilities may have attracted yet another hotelier to the critical mass of operators just west of Indianapolis International Airport.
Indiana is the fourth state, following Florida, Idaho and Arizona, to approve statewide standards for short-term rentals.
Only the Pan Am Plaza and a city-owned parking garage on Illinois Street jump out as prime locations for the mega-hotel Visit Indy wants downtown, hospitality industry observers say.
City and tourism officials had requested proposals for a hotel that would rival the 1,004-room JW Marriott and include ballroom space integral to attracting more conventions to the city.
Legislation limiting regulation of short-term rentals by local governments has been approved by Indiana lawmakers and is on its way to Gov. Eric Holcomb's desk.
Shaking things up at a time its growth has been slowin, the lodging-sharing service is dispatching inspectors to rate thousands of the properties it lists in an effort to reassure travelers they’re booking nice places to stay.
The number of tourism and hospitality jobs in Indianapolis also grew—from 77,800 in 2015 to 80,600 in 2016, according to the report.
City officials are considering an ordinance to crack down on hotels and motels they say are a magnet for crime, pose a danger to area residents, and drain city police and fire resources.
The bill would guarantee homeowners the ability to rent out their primary residence on websites such as Airbnb.