A six-story concrete cube that was formerly the State Life Insurance building in downtown Indianapolis is being repurposed to showcase the city's newest lifestyle hotel. In October of this year, Hotel Indy, part of Marriott's Tribute Portfolio, will debut in this classic architectural structure from the 1950s Brutalist movement.
“Hotel Indy is the foundation of a re-emerging downtown Indianapolis Wholesale District," explained Jocelyn Kraus, general manager of the new property. "We see Hotel Indy as the ultimate gathering place for travelers and locals seeking an extraordinary and unique hospitality experience. As we complete the design elements, we plan to highlight many Indianapolis icons and focus on the local arts and cultural offerings.”
The $30 million, 90-room hotel will be the first Tribute Portfolio property in the state of Indiana and a cornerstone of the revitalized Wholesale District. The leadership team is already establishing collaborations and partnerships with local artists and businesses, as well as planning events to showcase local icons.
The hotel will feature six suites among its guest-room inventory, innovative food-and-beverage offerings including a 95-seat rooftop bar, and more than 1,500 square feet of meeting space. The new boutique property is within walking distance of Bankers Life Fieldhouse arena, home of the NBA's Indiana Pacers and WNBA's Indiana Fever.