The Midwest is awash in new and revamped hotels. Cleveland, for example, is experiencing its first surge in new hotel development in nearly 15 years, while key property renovations in Indianapolis (above) are helping to make that storied city more attractive to planners.INDY News Flash
The 100-room Historic Canterbury Hotel will reopen this fall as Le Méridien Indianapolis,
following a $9 million renovation that began last December. Features include a newly art-infused lobby and a roving "coffee cultural ambassador" for caffeine junkies.
This month will see the opening of Tinker Street
from famed restaurateur Peter George, in the Old Northside neighborhood. The eatery will be "mostly meatless," he says.Roll Green
In May, Indy rolled out its first bike-share and electric car-share programs.
The vehicles are available at key locations throughout the city, including the airport, convention center, hotels and more.
In Sharonville, part of the metropolitan Cincinnati area, work will soon begin on a $14 million, 120-room hotel at the Sharonville Convention Center.
The center itself underwent a $25 million expansion and renovation in 2013.