JW Marriott Indianapolis

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JW Marriott Indianapolis
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JW Marriott Indianapolis
General information
Status Open
Type Hotel
Location Indianapolis, Indiana
Coordinates 39°46′0″N 86°10′05.5″W / 39.76667°N 86.168194°W / 39.76667; -86.168194Coordinates: 39°46′0″N 86°10′05.5″W / 39.76667°N 86.168194°W / 39.76667; -86.168194
Construction started May 29, 2008
Completed 2011[1]
Opened February 4, 2011
Cost $450,000,000 for Marriott Complex[2]
Owner White Lodging
Management White Lodging
Roof 376 ft (115 m)
Technical details
Floor count 34
Floor area 2,535,418 sq ft (235,548.0 m2)[1]
Lifts/elevators 38[1]
Design and construction
Architect HOK Chicago (Design Architect and AOR Hotel Tower) and CSO Architects (AOR Podium)
Developer White Properties
Structural engineer Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Main contractor Hunt Construction Group

JW Marriott Indianapolis is a hotel in downtown Indianapolis, adjacent to the Indiana Convention Center. The new JW Marriott Indianapolis is part of the $450 million Marriott Place, consisting of five Marriott hotels all connected to the Indiana Convention Center. The City of Indianapolis contributed $48 million to the project. [3] The hotel is 34 floors and 376 feet (115 m) tall, making it the 7th-tallest building in Indianapolis and tallest hotel in Indiana.[2][4][5] The hotel has 1,005 guest rooms. The facility also has a 950 space underground parking garage.[2] It is the largest JW Marriott hotel in the world based on its 1,005 guest rooms, and is owned and managed by White Lodging.[6]


The JW Marriott has 637 double rooms, 343 "lavish king rooms", and 25 luxury suites. The hotel features 54 meeting rooms with a total of 104,000 square feet, three restaurants and the largest ballroom of any hotel in the Midwest and also one of the largest Marriott ballrooms in the world.[7] The JW Marriott Indianapolis features three of its own restaurants, as well as easy access to nearly 200 nearby restaurants.[8]

Window displays[edit]

The Vince Lombardi Trophy adorns the JW Marriott in 2012.

Since its opening in 2011, the JW Marriott Indianapolis has displayed four "jumbo" graphics on its east-facing concave curtain wall. Indianapolis-based Sports Graphics has partnered with the hotel in 2012, 2015, 2016, and 2017 for the displays, which have included the Vince Lombardi Trophy (commemorating Super Bowl XLVI), an NCAA bracket (commemorating the 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Game), and the Borg-Warner Trophy (commemorating the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500).[9]


  1. ^ a b c "JW Marriott Indianapolis Downtown". The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "A work in progress". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  3. ^ "Lodging for Growth". Lodging Hospitality (September 2007). Penton Publishing. 15 September 2007. 
  4. ^ "JW Marriott Indianapolis". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-06-30. 
  5. ^ "Work Set To Begin On $425 Million Indy Hotel". WRTV. Retrieved 2008-06-30. 
  6. ^ "World's Largest JW Marriott". hotelonline.com. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
  7. ^ "JW Marriott Indianapolis Website". Marriott.com. 
  8. ^ "About JW Indy". jwindy.com. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
  9. ^ Lindquist, David (April 18, 2016). "Borg-Warner Trophy to rise over Downtown". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 

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