The Alexander will open in January 2013 with 22,500 square feet of event space, innovative restaurants, and an emphasis on art and design. The Indianapolis Museum of Art is curating 40 works of art totaling $2 million. Plat 99 and Cerulean Restaurant make up the hotel’s unique, local dining options. This hotel is Indy-centric from the artwork featuring Indianapolis legends to the meeting space being named after Indianapolis historic neighborhoods. In fact, the name, The Alexander, derives from the name of our city architect, Alexander Ralston, who not only platted Indianapolis, but Washington D.C. as well.
Celebrating its grand opening in May 2013, this $63 million, 8-mile urban bike trail will now connect all six of Indy’s cultural districts. Flanked with incredible public art, the Trail leads visitors and residents to the front door of many of Indy’s greatest restaurants and attractions. In fact, Project for Public Spaces declared this project the biggest and boldest step by any American city."
Indianapolis is home to the world’s largest single day sporting, the Indianapolis 500 and the world’s second largest single day sporting event, the Brickyard 400. As racing capitol of the world, over 400,000 visitors combined flock to Indianapolis each summer to capture the greatest spectacle in racing.
n the past three years, Indy has invested over $3 billion in new tourism products from an expansion of the Indiana Convention Center to the opening of the world’s largest JW Marriott. The forward growth hasn’t stopped there with additional projects recently completed like the state-of-the-art NCAA National Headquarters meeting space expansion or a new permanent pedestrian and gathering area that makes up a 4-block stretch of Georgia Street. Not to mention, Indy will see over an additional $68 million in new hotel product and renovations in 2013.