JW Marriott Indianapolis
|JW Marriott Indianapolis|
JW Marriott Indianapolis
|Construction started||May 29, 2008|
|Opened||February 4, 2011|
|Cost||$450,000,000 for Marriott Complex|
|Roof||376 ft (115 m)|
|Floor area||2,535,418 sq ft (235,548.0 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||HOK Chicago (Design Architect and AOR Hotel Tower) and CSO Architects (AOR Podium)|
|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.  The hotel is 34 floors and 376 feet (115 m) tall, making it the 7th-tallest building in Indianapolis and tallest hotel in Indiana. The hotel has 1,005 guest rooms. The facility also has a 950 space underground parking garage. 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.
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. The JW Marriott Indianapolis features three of its own restaurants, as well as easy access to nearly 200 nearby restaurants.
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).
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