World's Largest JW Marriott Opens February 4 in Downtown Indianapolis

  • White Lodging
  • 02.03.11
The JW Marriott® Indianapolis Downtown opens its doors on Friday, February 4, 2011, completing the Marriott Place development project occupying seven acres along the west side of downtown Indianapolis.

Marriott Place Indianapolis is a collection of five Marriott properties that offer unprecedented options for business and leisure travelers, not to mention meeting planners. 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, with a total of 2,248 rooms. All are connected to the newly renovated and expanded Indiana Convention Center.

"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 Center, 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 Center'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 center via skywalks than any other city in the U.S.  We are thankful to the White Family for their continued commitment to Indianapolis; their investment is benefiting our entire tourism industry."

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 guestrooms. Each room offers elegant style with enhanced residential comforts of home. All guestrooms and suites will feature 40-inch 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.

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