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Kimpton Hotels is continuing is expansion trend with the announcement that the Kimpton Indianapolis will open in 2020. The acquisition of Kimpton by IHG a few years ago has fueled the opening of many new properties, international expansion, and a huge pipeline of new resorts in the works.
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I was really excited when I saw this article from IndyStar announcing that the Kimpton Indianapolis will open in 2020. I’ve been wanting to visit Indianapolis for years to watch games for the NFL Colts and NBA Pacers… so 2020 will be the year to finally make that happen.
The official name of the Kimpton Indianapolis hasn’t been released yet, but I’m sure it will be something catchy and related to some part of local history.
Per the IndyStar article, work will begin in mid-2018 and the Kimpton Indianapolis will be the largest boutique property in the city offering 130 rooms and 5000 sq ft of meeting space. It is slightly larger than the Le Meridien, which has 100 rooms.
The property will have a rooftop bar, and I can imagine the sunset views will be epic!
Keeping with Kimpton tradition, the hotel will be a renovated 1908-building known as the Odd Fellows Building. It is on the northeast corner of Washington and Pennsylvania streets.
The current first-floor tenants of the Odd Fellows Building, Square Donuts and Pita Pit, will have to vacate so construction can begin. The upper floors of the 13-floor building are vacant.
Looking at the map, the new Kimpton Indianapolis will be a quick 7-block walk from Lucas Oil Stadium, where the NFL Colts play. And it is about 4 blocks from the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where the NBA Pacers play. So, it seems that the Kimpton Indianapolis will be perfectly situated if you’re visiting Indy to catch an NBA or NFL game.
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It’s exciting for people like me that love Kimpton when we hear about new properties being built. And people that love the preservation of historical buildings should also rejoice because Kimpton does an excellent job of keeping rich history of old buildings alive while updating them to modern boutique hotel standards. I’m looking forward to when the Kimpton Indianapolis will open in 2020.