World’s largest JW Marriott opens in Indianapolis

8th Feb 2011
World’s largest JW Marriott opens in Indianapolis

JW Marriott Indianapolis Downtown has become the largest hotel in the group following a spectacular opening earlier.

Occupying seven acres along the west side of downtown Indianapolis, the location offers a collection of five Marriott properties.

In addition to the new JW Marriott Indianapolis, the $450 million complex includes the Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown and the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown.

In total there are 2,248 rooms on offer, all of which are connected to the newly renovated and expanded Indiana Convention Centre.

“The new JW Marriott Indianapolis Downtown is truly the crown jewel of the Marriott Place development,” said Scott Blalock, general manager of the JW Marriott Indianapolis.

“With the variety and flexibility of meeting and event space that we offer, as well as accommodations at various price points, we can suit almost anybody’s needs.”

In addition to 54 meeting rooms and 104,000 square feet of event space, the JW Marriott Indianapolis also houses a 40,500 square foot Grand Ballroom, the largest hotel ballroom in the Midwest.

The completion of the JW Marriott Indianapolis marks the culmination of nearly $3 billion in urban investment in downtown Indianapolis.

The new hotel, along with the newly expanded Indiana Convention Centre, Lucas Oil Stadium and a new International Airport make Indianapolis a viable destination for a larger variety of meetings and prominent events. 

“The Marriott Place Indianapolis hotel complex is an integral component to the city’s overall strategic tourism growth,” said Michael Browning, chairman of the board for the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association (ICVA).

“The Indiana Convention Centre’s recent expansion, a new airport, new stadium hosting the Super Bowl, and now touting the world’s largest JW Marriott—Indianapolis has arrived on the national tourism scene and is the envy of destinations across the nation.

“The city’s overall compact convention package continues to attract new customers, with more hotel rooms connected into our convention centre via skywalks than any other city in the US.”

Standing approximately 375 feet tall and 34 stories high, the JW Marriott Indianapolis is the tallest hotel in the state of Indiana and the largest JW Marriott in the world based on its 1,005 guest rooms.

Each room offers elegant style with enhanced residential comforts of home. All guest rooms and suites will feature 40” LCD televisions and a plug-in panel integrating laptops, MP3 and video players. 

Guests will also be able to access a virtual, interactive concierge from their TV remote control.

JW Marriott Indianapolis Downtown is part of a $3 billion regeneration of the city


Also in the United States today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Indianapolis. 

City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.

However, each city retains its own mobile identity via a dedicated domain. Already on offer are Brussels.Mobi, Paris.Mobi, Sanfrancisco.Mobi and Sydney.Mobi.

Indianapolis.Mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.

Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.

Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.

City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.



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