Hampton by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton Celebrate Groundbreaking of New Dual Brand Hotel in Downtown Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Sun Development & Management Corporation today celebrated the groundbreaking of Hampton Inn by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton Downtown Indianapolis on the Canal at the IUPUI Campus. Slated to open in late 2019. This property is expected to be one of the first dual-brand hotels in the state of Indiana.
Local officials, including the City of Indianapolis Mayor, Joe Hogsett, and members of the business community, joined senior vice president of development for Hilton Hotels, Bill Fortier; chief executive officer of Sun Development & Management Corporation, Bharat Patel; and City -County Councillor, Vop Osili at the event. Once construction is complete, the hotels will be comprised of seven stories and a combined total of 197 guest rooms offering guests access to an indoor pool, lounge and roof terrace, meeting space, bistro bar, retail outlets and on-site parking garage. The dual brands will offer traditional overnight accommodations at both hotels and additional extended stay features at the Homewood Suites.
The site will incorporate the existing Historic Bethel AME Church into the new development to preserve its history for the community. The three-story church on West Vermont Street dates to 1869 and was added to the National Register in 1991. The Bethel AME congregation has a long history of supporting the city's African American community. It is especially noted for its activities on behalf of the antislavery movement in the years before the American Civil War; its support of the Underground Railroad, which provided protection to slaves en route to Canada; and its commitment to education and community outreach. Bethel also served as the mother church to several AME congregations in Indiana and as a public meeting place in Indianapolis for social activists. Bethel AME Church played vital roles in the founding of Indiana's NAACP and the School for Black Children in Indianapolis.
Located in the medical district of Downtown Indianapolis, the property is near the IUPUI College Campus. Travelers will also enjoy the hotel’s ideal location, on the Indianapolis Downtown White River Canal near Military Park and six blocks Northwest of Monument Circle.
When completed, the new 106-room Hampton Inn by Hilton Downtown Indianapolis Canal IUPUI will provide warm surroundings, a friendly service culture and a staff that makes sure guests are 100 percent happy. Guaranteed. The hotel will offer guests brand amenities including free hot breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business center and fitness center. Each guestroom will include HDTV, free in-room movie channels and a coffeemaker.
The new Homewood Suites by Hilton Downtown Indianapolis Canal IUPUI will provide 91-suites with fully-equipped kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas. Guests will also be provided all the essentials needed for a comfortable and convenient stay including complimentary daily full-hot breakfast, evening social Monday-Thursday, Wi-Fi and grocery shopping service.*
*Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.
About Sun Development & Management Corporation
Sun Development & Management Corporation, based in Indianapolis, Indiana develops, builds and operates both full and select service hotels throughout the United States. The company currently operates over 25 properties with over 3,000 rooms and suites across 12 states. Sun operates hotels under a variety of franchise affiliations having received numerous industry awards for development, construction and operations. Sun Development & Management currently has 10 additional hotels under development and construction throughout the United States including Indianapolis and Plainfield IN, Nashville TN, Cincinnati OH, Oklahoma City OK, and the Secaucus and West Orange New Jersey markets. Other hotels that Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites and Sun Development & Management Corporation have opened include Hampton Inn & Suites Brownsburg, IN, Hampton Inn & Suites Kissimmee, FL, Homewood Suites Aurora, IL and Homewood Suites Downtown Nashville, TN.
About Homewood Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton’s upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with more than 500 locations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean, with 111 properties in the pipeline, is an award-winning leader. The first choice for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for extended or quick overnight stays, Homewood Suites offers inviting, generous suites featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators. Additional value-driven essentials include complimentary internet, a daily full hot breakfast, and complimentary evening socials every Monday - Thursday. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard WiFi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. Homewood Suites is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information on the extended-stay advantage, visit www.homewoodsuites.com or newsroom.hilton.com/homewoodsuites, and connect with Homewood Suites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
About Hampton by Hilton
As the number one ranked lodging franchise for the last decade and one of the top five brands of the century, according to Entrepreneur®, Hampton by Hilton – including Hampton Inn by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton – serves quality-driven and value-conscious travelers at more than 2,500 properties in 30 countries and territories. The brand continues to lead its segment by providing guests with high-quality, thoughtfully designed accommodations and amenities, such as modern and spacious rooms, complimentary WiFi, free hot breakfast with healthful options, and On The Run™ breakfast bags. Hampton by Hilton Team Members are committed to delivering exceptionally friendly and authentic service all backed by the 100% Hampton Guarantee™. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hampton by Hilton, visit www.hampton.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hampton, and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.Download Article Photos