The Westin Indianapolis Undergoes Massive Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

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Hotel in the heart of Indianapolis transforms spaces and introduces new offerings – including the largest television screen in the city – to enhance guest experience

Ten Hands Social Bar & Eatery features the largest television screen in the city

Ten Hands Social Bar & Eatery features the largest television screen in the city

The Westin Indianapolis announced today an extensive multi-million dollar property-wide renovation to transform the hotel’s public spaces and meeting venues, a redesign of all guest rooms and the upcoming debut of new dining venues and additional event space. The project is underway and will be unveiled in three phases with the first phase to be complete early this summer, the second in September, and the third in December. The 575-room hotel, operated by Davidson Hotels, is located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis and acts as a gateway to this diverse and vibrant American city for transient and business travelers alike.

“We are thrilled to reinvigorate the property and enhance the guest experience to meet that of the lively city of Indianapolis,” said General Manager Andy Seal. “Our newly imagined space will soon better reflect our capabilities to host a diverse array of meetings and convention business and cater to the evolving needs of today’s traveler and local guest.”

The renovation will begin with a full lobby redesign, an overhaul of the property’s 39,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and the addition of a new dining outlet and neighboring eatery, which will debut early summer. The renovations were designed by C+TC Design Studio and will pay homage to Indianapolis as the crossroads of America, bringing people together from coast to coast and continually transforming with each new visitor. The visitors’ diversity introduces an elevated energy to the city’s grid while preserving the calmness of the outdoor retreats. Design elements display this concept of convergence through gathering spaces that energize and quiet respites to unwind.

Lobby, Food + Beverage:
Guests will be welcomed by a brand-new lobby design that mimics Indianapolis’ lush outdoor spaces and rich greenery. The art installations play off the organic shapes of the city’s nature and are positioned in a way to make it feel as if they are moving with the pace of the wind. A prominent vertical garden brightens the space and is reminiscent of the fields beyond the city, while infused wood accents pay tribute to the crossroads element.

Ten Hands Social Bar & Eatery, the new bar & restaurant, will feature a modern yet retro style and debut the largest television screen in the city, made up of 27 screens measuring 6 feet tall and 34 feet long. An ideal social environment for events or gathering hub for locals, Ten Hands Social Bar & Eatery will soon welcome guests and locals alike. Ten Hands Market, a market-style carryout outlet, recently opened and offers guests the option of a quick meal before they venture out to explore the city.

Meetings + Events:
Also this summer, the hotel will debut fully upgraded meeting and event spaces with décor that speaks to the landscape and history of Indianapolis through greys, neutrals, saturated rusts and blues inspired by the city in the fall. The carpet and lighting will showcase intersecting lines to portray Indianapolis’s White River flowing through the downtown cityscape, blackened metal embellishments evocative of the railroad tracks that converged in Indianapolis at the first Union Station and overhead lighting inspired by Indiana’s agriculture of corn. Groups will have access to the hotel’s dedicated onsite meeting specialists and audio-visual technicians and can find an additional 750,000 square feet of space at the adjacent Indiana Convention Center, easily accessible by way of the connected skywalk.

In September, the property will unveil a brand-new 3,500 square foot event space. Located on the hotel’s second level, the space will offer unrivaled panoramic views of the Indiana State Capitol, unlike any other location in the city. A brand-new Club Lounge designed to meet the needs of all travelers will also be introduced, serving breakfast daily and snacks throughout the day. The Club Lounge design is influenced by the destination’s renowned millwork and corn agriculture, and will display neutral colors combined with husk-like materials used throughout the artwork and accent ceiling design.

At the close of 2021, the renovation will be complete with a full restoration of all guest rooms. 70 percent of the hotel’s inventory will be converted and expanded from bathrooms with tubs to bathrooms offering walk-in showers in order to give guests more space to enjoy the hotel’s comfortable accommodations. The rooms will continue the crossroads story with accent wallcoverings and area rugs inspired by the biophilic nature of the cornfields and light colored wood accompaniments to further the agricultural tie. The design all comes together with the corridor carpets evoking the feeling of blowing in the Indianapolis wind.

The Westin Indianapolis and the adjoining 15-story Indiana Convention Center are centrally located in the heart of the city steps away from premier shopping, dining and entertainment hubs, including Lucas Oil Stadium, Banker’s Life Fieldhouse and The Indianapolis Zoo.

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About The Westin Indianapolis
The Westin Indianapolis, a 575-room hotel is located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Immediately adjacent and connected via skywalk to the Indiana Convention Center, the 15-story property is steps from premier shopping, dining and entertainment hubs, including Lucas Oil Stadium. Operated by Davidson Hotels, The Westin Indianapolis is undergoing a comprehensive renovation. Virtually every feature of the hotel will be upgraded, including all guest rooms, public spaces, and dining and social venues. The Westin Indianapolis’ on-site event staff and 39,000 square feet of meeting space allow for complete flexibility in planning meetings and events. The property also provides access to an additional 750,000 square feet of space in the adjoining Indiana Convention Center.

About Davidson Hotels
Davidson Hotels is the heritage brand for Davidson Hospitality Group. Over the decades, Davidson Hotels has built a trusted brand that values financial cunning and employs an owner’s mentality, while remaining true to heart for hospitality. Founded in experience and expertise, Davidson Hotels crafts a beautiful synergy between guest hospitality, personalized services, and management goals, positioning ownership partners for unparalleled success. For more information, visit Follow us on Instagram: @davidsonhospitality and Twitter: @DavidsonHospGrp. Like us on Facebook: @DavidsonHospitalityGroup. Connect with us on LinkedIn: @DavidsonHospitalityGroup. #DavidsonHotels

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