ROCKLEIGH, NJ ─ Dolce Hotels and Resorts will manage a 157-room hotel to be constructed in downtown Indianapolis designed to be the company’s model for future urban hotels: a hybrid between a center-city lifestyle and conference hotel.
Steven Rudnitsky, Dolce president & chief executive officer, said the hotel ─ expected to open in the fall of 2012 ─ will cater to individual business and leisure travelers, provide group clients with a specialized meetings venue and become a “compelling, sophisticated social gathering point” for people who live and work in downtown Indianapolis. Between the first-floor retail and third-floor guest room levels, the hotel will feature 16 meeting rooms totaling 15,000 square feet of function space including a rooftop boardroom, all to be certified by the International Association of Conference Centers. Planned dining facilities include a full-service restaurant, an American-style brasserie and 1,200-square foot lounge.
The hotel is a key component of a $155 million, mixed-use project being developed by Buckingham Companies. It includes multiple midrise, mixed-use buildings on approximately 15 acres bracketed by Virginia Avenue, South Street and Delaware Street.