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USA Today’s #1 Convention City Expanding


Proximity to hotels, dining options, event spaces, entertainment, and the airport is key to an exceptional event. Indianapolis delivers convenience, increased engagement, and cost savings by designing the country’s most connected convention package.

More hotels (12) and hotel rooms (4,700) connect to the convention center by enclosed skywalks than any U.S. city. More than 250 restaurants and 50 major attractions are in walking distance.

More than $100 million in hotel development, a rising restaurant scene garnering national attention, and new event spaces coming online are expanding Indy’s footprint as a premier event destination.

Six new hotel developments will bring more than 1,100 rooms to Indy’s already compact downtown hotel package. 21c Museum Hotel, Cambria Hotel & Suites, and Drury Hotels are among the planned projects.

Strategic city design and first-tier infrastructure investments are turning attention to Indy like never before. Scientific meeting business increased by 68 percent and corporate business by 37 percent in 2015. Overall, Visit Indy booked more future group hotel room nights in 2015 than any other in the organization’s 93-year history.
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Visit Indy was the first U.S. city to embark on a strategic long range tourism plan to ensure the city’s trajectory as a major event and visitor destination remains strong. More than 27 million people visit Indy each year, and strategically investing in infrastructure and attractions aims to ensure that number continues to rise.


Indy’s most iconic attraction is unquestionably the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and it’s more engaging than ever, thanks to $100 million in projects driving Main Street’s redevelopment. Indoor karting, an interactive IndyCar museum, track laps, craft beer, artisan wine, local restaurants, and a new hotel are making the Speedway a year-round destination.

Downtown neighborhoods like Mass Ave, Fletcher Place, and Fountain Square are opening new dining and nightlife destinations, attracting new artists and musicians, and experiencing a residential building boom.

Condé Nast just surprised readers when they named Indy “the most underrated food city in the U.S.,” bringing to light the city’s hot new chefs and rising food scene. Downtown’s Fletcher Place neighborhood is lined with chefs recognized by the James Beard Foundation, Food & Wine, and Bon Appetit sourcing from the rich agriculture that surrounds the city.

Condé Nast and Airports Council International both awarded the Indianapolis International Airport top honors again in 2015, recognizing passenger satisfaction and smart design. IND is adding nonstop flights to major U.S. cities, raising airlift to the highest levels in more than a decade. And now, the fastest airport Wi-Fi in the country makes doing business easier. A $10 shuttle or 15-minute drive connect the airport and downtown hotels.


The city’s Market East District is amidst a $225 million revitalization that includes a 21c Museum Hotel, Transit Center, office towers, retail space, and luxury apartments.

The nation’s largest electric car share, an expanding bike share, new green ways, and a new state-of-the-art Transit Center serving as the hub all make getting around Indy even easier.

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