Photo caption: From left to right: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Development & Management Corporation, Bharat Patel; Executive Director of Visit Hendricks County, Jaime Bohler Smith; Global Head of Embassy Suites by Hilton, Alan Roberts; President of Hendricks County Council, Eric Wathen; President of Plainfield Town Council, Robin Brandgard; President of Hendricks County Tourism Commission, Kent McPhail; and Chief Financial Officer of Sun Development & Management Corporation, Nayna Patel
Embassy Suites by Hilton, a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels from Hilton (NYSE: HLT), broke ground yesterday in Plainfield, IN on a new hotel to be situated close to Indianapolis International Airport. The 175-suite hotel is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2018. The property is located at 6089 Clarks Creek Road and is owned and managed by Sun Development & Management.
To commemorate the groundbreaking, local officials, including Robin Brandgard, president of the Plainfield Town Council, Eric Wathen, president of the Hendricks County Council, Jaime Bohler Smith, executive director of Visit Hendricks County, and members of the business community joined Alan Roberts, global head of Embassy Suites by Hilton, and Bharat Patel, chairman and chief executive officer of Sun Development & Management Corporation, for the symbolic ceremony.
When completed, the new Embassy Suites Plainfield/Indianapolis Airport Hotel & Convention Center will offer the brand’s signature amenities, including free made-to-order breakfast each morning, a complimentary two-hour Evening Reception** with drinks and snacks, and suites complete with a separate living area, formal sleeping area and a bar fitted with a microwave and refrigerator. Guests will also enjoy access to an indoor pool and on-site restaurant. The hotel will feature a state-of-the-art convention center with nearly 26,000 square feet of versatile meeting and function space that can accommodate up to 2,000 attendees for business and social events.
“We’re delighted to once again partner with Hilton to be part of the industry-first All Suites portfolio,” said Chris Mayer, president of Sun Development & Management Corporation. “The Embassy Suites brand is the perfect addition to this market, and we look forward to delivering the warmth and hospitality that travelers have come to expect from the brand once construction is completed.”
The new hotel will feature Embassy Suites’ concept, Design Option III, which allows for a variety of suite-styles to meet guest and developer needs, a modern, open-air atrium, and an enhanced guest experience with more natural light throughout the hotel. The concept’s flexibility allows for increased efficiencies across construction and operational costs, while remaining true to the brand’s pillars.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Plainfield/Indianapolis Airport Hotel & Conference Center will participate in Hilton’s award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors®. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can't be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key.
Read more about Embassy Suites by Hilton at www.embassysuites.com and news.embassysuites.com.
*Indianapolis International Airport
**Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.