MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- White Lodging was recently notified that the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown was named a 2011 Gold Key Award winner by Meetings & Conventions magazine.
In existence for 30 years, the award recognizes hotels around the world that provide an exceptional meeting or convention experience. "The Marriott was nominated and selected by readers of Meeting & Conventions magazine," explained General Manager Phil Ray. "We were one of only 144 hotels in the United States to win a Gold Key Award. We are very pleased to win this award for the past two years."
Meeting planners selected the Marriott based on strict industry criteria including attitude of the staff, meeting room quality, guest service quality, food and beverage service, proficiency of handling reservations, availability of technical/support equipment, and range of recreational facilities.
"Indy is a great convention town, and because we're connected to the convention center located right in the heart of downtown and close to so many popular attractions, we pride ourselves on being a major competitor for groups of all sizes," Ray said. "We have 40,000 square feet of event space and 622 rooms and suites, which makes us a popular choice for any number of different groups. I am so proud of our entire staff here at the hotel, because each of them contributed to the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown winning this prestigious award."
White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development, and operations company – a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid- to large-scale hotels across the country. Their current portfolio consists of over 156 hotels in 19 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group, and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.
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