Indy Airport Looking Into 'First Class' Hotel

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Officials continue to test the waters regarding a potential "first class, full-service" hotel at the Indianapolis International Airport. The Indianapolis Airport Authority has issued a Request for Expression of Interest in an effort to further explore the possibility of constructing a hotel next to the airport terminal parking structure.

"The REI is intended to gather additional input from hotel development and operations experts to further identify the feasibility of this project and possible concepts, costs, etc.," the airport said in a statement to Inside INdiana Business. "Through this process, the IAA will take into account the impact an airport hotel would have on the surrounding hotel markets and how this would impact the hospitality and tourism in the area."

The airport says any proposal would need to meet certain criteria, including: 

  • To enhance the Airport with a nationally-branded or independent, first-class, full-service hotel which connects to the existing Airport Terminal Building. The Airport Hotel design shall be modern, sophisticated and comfortable, with high end finishes to provide an attractive, welcoming presentation to corporate and leisure guests who expect high quality accommodations; and
  • To have an Airport Hotel with a sense of place which reflects the Airport’s role as a gateway to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area. This may include meeting spaces with the highest degree of technology available and superior furnishings, local food, and beverage offerings including an upscale restaurant as well as conveniences expected by airport patrons such as a coffee/juice bar and a retail/gift shop; and
  • To have an Airport Hotel that is a gateway feature for the Airport with an architectural expression and/or theme complementing and enhancing the architecture of the Airport Terminal Buildings; and
  • To have an environmentally responsible Airport Hotel utilizing as much sustainable design and technology as is financially feasible. The Authority has established a goal of promoting high performance buildings, environmentally responsible construction, and sustainable development, and reserves the right to give preference to such attributes accordingly.

The REI was issued March 30 and the IAA is accepting responses through June 28. The hotel would be located in the red section shown below:

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