INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - Dec 4, 2012) - In February 2012, the Indianapolis Marriott East completed a renovation that transformed the hotel in its entirety, from its Indianapolis meeting space to its guestrooms and suites. With the $30-million renovation, this is now one of the most sophisticated places to stay near downtown.
Literally topping off the renovation is a glass roof with 66 skylights, created to reflect the state's patchwork landscape and the vibrant, urban setting of this hotel near downtown Indianapolis. The roof also inspired part of the hotel's three-meal dining concept, which includes the gorgeous and aptly named Skylight Bistro & Wine Bar, Freedom Hall and two private dining rooms.
Dining is part of the new great-room experience, where you'll find flexible spaces to work, eat and relax, either alone, with work colleagues or alongside family and friends. Within the great room you'll find a beautiful wine wall displaying various local Indiana wines, and surrounding the main entry is a wall of another kind. A living wall, the largest of its kind in central Indiana at 140 sq. ft., is filled with nearly 300 live tropical plants. It serves not only as a beautiful piece of decor but a natural indoor air filter, too. Outside, the living room concept continues with fire pits surrounded by comfortable seating.
Each of the Indianapolis hotel rooms and suites was also renovated, offering updated technology including a 37-inch flat-screen TV and high-capacity, high-speed Internet access.
The Indianapolis Marriott East also added 23,000 sq. ft. of event space to its Indianapolis wedding venues. The hotel now offers 75,000 sq. ft. of pillar-free meeting and event space, all on one floor and spread across five venues, the most of any hotel in the state. Its Green Meetings initiatives and complimentary parking make this a top choice for weddings, meetings, corporate functions and personal celebrations.
The results of the renovation were so impressive that Indianapolis Marriott East received the "Renovation Excellence Award" at the Marriott International National Association Conference. To check out the newly renovated Indianapolis Marriott East, visit the hotel website at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/inddt-indianapolis-marriott-east/.
About the Indianapolis Marriott East
Topped by a glowing glass roof with 66 skylights, the newly renovated Indianapolis Marriott East offers pet-friendly accommodations, modern decor and generous amenities just a 10-minute drive from downtown Indianapolis. Start your stay in the lobby and great room, featuring flexible spaces, natural textures and ever-changing natural light. Sophisticated accommodations offer a 37-inch flat-screen TV, bathrooms with a European showerhead and Bath & Body Works products, a connectivity panel, high-speed Internet access and a bed outfitted with a pillow-top mattress and luxurious linens. Before your day gets started, head to the fitness center, followed by something hearty and healthy from Skylight Java Cafe. Then head out to explore. Experience life in the fast lane at nearby Indianapolis Motor Speedway, or shop to your heart's content at Indianapolis Keystone Crossing, home to high-end retailers including Burberry and Tiffany & Co. In the evening, relax on the fountain-side patio or in the heated indoor pool and whirlpool. Then make your way to Skylight Bistro & Wine Bar for an imaginative menu and sports on the big screen. If you're looking for a meeting venue or place to say "I do," this renovated hotel offers 75,000 sq. ft. of column-free event space.