An expansion of the Indiana Convention Center, including a 50,000-sq.-ft. ballroom and 143,500-sq.ft. of flexible space, will connect to a new Signia by Hilton hotel, creating an unrivaled convention package. Hilton chose Indy as one of only three cities to launch its new meeting-centric Signia brand. This new property will stand 40 stories tall, offer 800 rooms, and include a top-level bar with skyline views. Another 600-room Hilton property is slated to be developed on an adjacent parcel, also connected to the center. This project is anticipated to open in 2025.
In addition, Indy has another 600+ downtown hotel rooms in the pipeline that will bring the number of hotel rooms in walking distance of the center to more than 10,000. Indy already touts the most hotels and hotel rooms connected by enclosed skywalks into a center in the U.S., and this expansion will boost those numbers to 14 properties and 6,100+ hotel rooms all under one roof.
The Bottleworks District is Indy's newest culinary, arts, and entertainment hub featuring The Garage artisan food hall, retailers, entertainment venues, and more.
The centerpiece of this cultural district is the 139-room Bottleworks Hotel. This landmark once served as the largest Coca-Cola bottling plant in the world. Between the beautifully restored terrazzo floors, plaster detailing, and brass Art Deco–patterned doors, visitors will truly step through time. With a total of 13,493 square feet of meeting space, you can create an experience your attendees won't forget.
Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure cited the district as one of the reasons Indy made their lists of "Best Places to Visit in 2021."
The Westin Indianapolis, one of 12 hotels connected to the Indiana Convention Center via enclosed skywalk, is undergoing a three-phase, $36 million renovation. The updates are the most significant since the hotel's opening in 1989 and will add a universal theme throughout the property.
In phase one, the lobby, public spaces, meeting space, guest elevators, and food and beverage stations will be renovated. The first thing guests will notice as they first arrive is the rebuilt entryway. In phases two and three, second level meeting spaces, restaurants, rooms, and corridors will be renovated to undoubtedly enhance the visitor experience.