INDIANAPOLIS, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The JW Marriott® Indianapolis - the largest JW Marriott in the world - has reached two major milestones. Bookings have surpassed 275,000 room nights, for a total of close to 400,000 room nights booked in the entire Marriott Place Indianapolis complex, and the glass facade of the building is now complete.
The striking blue glass facade is comprised of 7,300 blue-colored glass panels, forming a curtain wall around the tower. ASL Limited, located in Whitestown, Indiana, provided the panels. Each is four feet by ten feet and weighs approximately 800 pounds. If laid end-to-end, the glass panels that make up the facade of the new JW Marriott Indianapolis would stretch nearly 14 miles.
"We are moving ahead on schedule with the construction of the JW Marriott Indianapolis, " said Cory Chambers, director and sales and marketing for Marriott Place Indianapolis. "Not only did the first three hotels in the Marriott Place development open ahead of schedule, but we are on track to open the JW Marriott in February 2011." Chambers adds that in addition to reaching a milestone in room nights booked, the JW Marriott Indianapolis Downtown has also secured several high profile meetings and events, including the National Council for the Teachers of Mathematics, the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) and the 2012 Super Bowl.
"We're finding that the uniqueness of Marriott Place Indianapolis is appealing to meeting and event planners," said Chambers. "With four Marriott properties on the site, at all different price points, and a variety of flexible meeting spaces, we can meet the needs of virtually any size group. Add that to the fact that we are steps away from all that downtown Indianapolis has to offer, and we have a winning proposition."
The 34-story glass tower stands at 375 feet tall with 1,005 breathtaking rooms. Room features include signature Revive® bedding, LG® plasma screen televisions and a plug-in panel designed to reduce clutter and streamline multi-tasking possibilities. Hotel amenities include pool and exercise facilities, Italian dining with a unique wine cellar, High Velocity sports bar and a full-service Starbucks cafe. The JW Marriott Indianapolis Downtown also features the largest hotel ballroom in the Midwest.
For more information about this premier hotel development, including advance group sales and career opportunities, visit www.jwindy.com or contact Cory Chambers at the JW Marriott Indianapolis sales office at 317-429-0095 or via email at [email protected].
ABOUT MARRIOTT PLACE INDIANAPOLIS
The spectacular $450 million complex will feature 1,626 rooms and, when combined with the existing 622 rooms in the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, will form Marriott Place Indianapolis. Once completed, the luxurious and spacious hotel complex will serve as the premier convention headquarters hotel in Indianapolis with 145,000 square feet of meeting, banquet and exhibit space (104,000 square feet within the JW Marriott Indianapolis), and one of Marriott's largest hotel ballrooms totaling 40,500 square feet. This landmark hotel development will serve as an anchor for central Indiana's convention and tourism industry. Located on a seven-acre site overlooking the White River State Park, guests are steps away from a thriving downtown with numerous, exciting entertainment attractions. The Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown, and the T.G.I. Friday's opened in February, 2010. The JW Marriott Indianapolis will open in February 2011.
ABOUT JW MARRIOTT
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today's sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 45 JW Marriott hotels in 19 countries; by 2013 the portfolio will encompass 73 properties in 28 countries.
ABOUT WHITE LODGING
Established in 1985 and headquartered in Merrillville, IN, White Lodging is a fully integrated developer, owner and manager of premium brand hotels – a recognized leader that consistently delivers superior, leading-brand hotel experiences and premium returns on investment among mid- to-large scale hotels across the country. With over 20 years of expertise and future development projects of $1.5 billion over the next three to five years, White Lodging continues to break ground as one of the fastest growing independent hospitality companies in the country. Their managed portfolio of 130 hotels in seventeen states encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Renaissance, Radisson Hotels, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites and Starwood. For more information about White Lodging, visit www.whitelodging.com.
ABOUT MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL
Marriott International is a leading lodging company with more than 3,400 lodging properties in 68 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites Inn and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, The Ritz-Carlton Residences and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland USA, and had approximately 137,000 employees at 2009 yearend. It is recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the best companies to work for, and by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Partner of the Year since 2004. In fiscal year 2009, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $11 billion. For more information, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com
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