As part of its plans to expand the Le Méridien hotel brand across North America, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will open Le Méridien Indianapolis in November 2014, it announced this week.
The hotel will occupy the space formerly known as The Historic Canterbury Hotel, a landmark property in downtown Indianapolis that originally was built in 1858, then rebuilt in 1928 as a hotel inspired by the town of Canterbury, England. Currently undergoing a $9.5 million renovation to turn it into a Le Méridien, the hotel will have 100 guest rooms, a re-designed restaurant and lounge, an expanded fitness center and more than 1,750 square feet of upgraded meeting space.
“Le Méridien Indianapolis will bring a renewed energy to this historic landmark building, offering travelers a modern hotel experience in the heart of the city’s vibrant downtown,” Starwood Senior Vice President of North America Development Allison Reid said in a statement.
Starwood acquired Le Méridien — established in Paris in 1972 — in 2005 and subsequently re-launched the French-born hotel brand around the themes of art and food. Presently, the brand has nearly 100 properties in more than 40 countries.
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