Initial construction operations are proceeding on the $425-million JW Marriott Indianapolis development featuring 1,623 rooms in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Numerous excavators and trucks dot the massive 7-acre site at Washington and West streets.
Construction has been gearing up following a May 29 groundbreaking ceremony. White Lodging, Merrillville, IN, and REI Real Estate Services, Carmel, IN, say the dynamic hotel development will include the city's largest, full-service convention hotel. In addition to the JW Marriott Indianapolis featuring 1,005 rooms, the hotel property includes the Indianapolis Courtyard by Marriott Downtown (294 rooms), the Indianapolis Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Downtown (168 rooms), and the Indianapolis SpringHill Suites by Marriott Downtown (156 rooms).
The unique crescent moon design of the JW Marriott Indianapolis will feature a blue-tint glass curtain wall system. With 34 floors and standing 375 feet tall, the JW Marriott Indianapolis tower will be the tallest hotel in Indianapolis.
Hunt Construction Group is leading the construction management team. Architects on the project include HOK and CSO Architects.
The grand opening for the Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites and SpringHill Suites is March 2010. The J.W. Marriott Indianapolis will open in March 2011. Once completed, the hotel complex will have more than 105,000 square feet of meeting, banquet and exhibit space, and one of Marriott's largest hotel ballrooms in the world totaling 40,000 square feet.