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Marriott chosen as Convention Center hotel

There are 177 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Dec 19, 2006, titled Marriott chosen as Convention Center hotel. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

The city of Indianapolis has chosen a 25-story JW Marriott Hotel to be the flagship hotel for an expanded Indiana Convention Center.

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Marysville, OH

#1 Dec 19, 2006
What happened to the beautiful 45 Story skyscraper?

Greenville, SC

#2 Dec 19, 2006
Short sited again.

United States

#3 Dec 19, 2006
The Marriott? Are you freakin' kidding me? How can they choose a suburban-style giant white box over the sleek skyscraper of the Hotel Intercontinental? Anyone else realize the the HI, besides being vastly more attractive, is ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE CONVENTION CENTER!?!!
This is a huge disappointment on so many levels. Way to go, city leaders. Way to settle for the safe bet, for mediocrity. Woo hoo. Give me a break.


#4 Dec 19, 2006
I wonder what this is going to cost home owners. Time to MOVE!!!!!!

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Dec 19, 2006
Are you serious? What swayed the opinion? Boo! Boo Hiss. Terrible choice.

Marysville, OH

#6 Dec 19, 2006
heh ...just saw the 5:00 news and they said the panel felt this project was more likly to meet the 2010 deadline than the Intercontinental 44 story one.

They also said this is just a panels recommendation and not a decision. Also it was said the Intercontinental project would not neccesarily be off the table.

Florence, KY

#7 Dec 19, 2006
This liberal papaer ALWAYS has a comment about the political party...

Troy, MI

#8 Dec 19, 2006

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Dec 19, 2006
Honestly, I'm in shock. They are being over conservative with financing here. Way to really push the envelope and secure a standing as a world class and progressive city.

Looks just like a carbon copy of the Simon building. Another faceless box that blends into the landscape. Good choice. Way to really WOW the convention world. Jeez. Terrible.

Chicago, IL

#10 Dec 19, 2006
Mark my words, this development team will go do exactly the same thing they did with the last Marriott proposal - they'll go shop it around to other cities once they prove it out here. What could have been a unique amenity for the city is now just another generic hotel that will soon be replicated in Louisville or someplace else. What a disappointment.
David Gruender

Westfield, IN

#11 Dec 19, 2006
I can't believe that the committe chose a candidate that furnished such a dull, uninspiring addition to our skyline. The Intercontinental would have set an impressive stamp on Indianapolis and argued for Indy moving more towards a world-class city.

Greenwood, IN

#12 Dec 19, 2006
Wait until the construction begins and Washington St and West St are blocked....

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Dec 19, 2006
I'm glad they're not killing PanAm Plaza to built it.
oh my

United States

#13 Dec 19, 2006
4 plain looking hotels instead of a beautiful trademark high rise. GREAT CHOICE

Chicago, IL

#15 Dec 19, 2006
And another thing, it is yet another undistinguished piece of architecture imposed on the city. It will be right at home next to the bland Simon headquarters.

Clayton, IN

#16 Dec 19, 2006
Could the Star get a better rendering of the five hotel complex. All we see now is a 25-story JW Marriott Hotel. (Without proper offset it will put a huge shadow on the baseball field)

Zionsville, IN

#17 Dec 19, 2006
Once again, small-town vision results in a small-town choice. Just like the Airport, the Stadium and most other major projects in Indy, this has no architectural value and keeps Indy where I guess it belongs--second tier.
Inquiring Mind

Louisville, KY

#18 Dec 19, 2006
Is that the Mike Wells from Hylant Group?

Clayton, IN

#19 Dec 19, 2006
What are taxpayers being asked to put into this?

How will this be connected to White River State Park and the Convention Center?

United States

#20 Dec 19, 2006
"Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?" - J. Rotten

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