Famed American author Kurt Vonnegut was an Indianapolis native. Groups can visit the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library,
open noon to 5 p.m. every day but Wednesday.
The Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium
debuted a $275 million expansion project last year that brought the combined exhibition space for the two facilities up to 749,000 square feet.
Last year saw the debut of the huge 1,006-room JW Marriott Indianapolis.
The property features an impressive 55 meeting rooms spanning a total of 104,000 square feet of meeting space, including the 40,500-square-foot JW Grand Ballroom. Also on-site are four restaurants, an indoor pool and a fitness center. The 34-story hotel has been dubbed "Big Blue" by locals.
In January, the 499-room Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
wrapped up a nearly $20 million restoration of its guest rooms, suites and ballroom. The property features approximately 35,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the 9,408-square-foot Regency Ballroom. The Hyatt Regency Indianapolis is connected to the Indiana Convention Center via an enclosed walkway.
The Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing
unveiled a multimillion-dollar renovation in May. Upgrades included new windows, bedding, furniture and 37-inch flat-screen TVs for most of the property's 395 guest rooms and suites. Among some 30 meeting spaces at the hotel is the 7,845-square-foot Plaza Ballroom.
This fall, Dolce Hotels and Resorts
will open a 157-room hotel with 15,000 square feet of function space, a 1,200-square-foot lounge with city views and an American-style brasserie. The hotel (its official name yet to be released), aims to be Dolce's model for the future -- a hybrid between a center-city lifestyle hotel and a conference property.