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Perhaps it’s the striking artwork inside the guest suites that were commissioned exclusively for the hotel. Or maybe it’s the artfully folded toilet paper, the complimentary bicycles or the elite Plat 99 bar. But the world’s largest travel site is mightily impressed with Downtown Indianapolis’ newest boutique hotel.
Indianapolis is known around the globe for the world’s largest single-day sporting event, the Indy 500. And both the Colts and the Pacers have captured the national spotlight over the years. But this Midwestern metropolis is more than just a sports town. Indianapolis is re-creating itself as a haven for artists, chefs and entrepreneurs — even creating a $955 million technology incubator that will open this year. With all of these new residents comes the potential for something else great: new visitors.
The Alexander: Reviewed by Ron Bernthal, www.travelwritersmagazine.com I was eager to stay at Indianapolis’ newest hotel, a beautifully designed “art” hotel that opened its doors at the end of January, 2013. The property includes 157 guestrooms and suites and 52 one- and two-bedroom residential suites in a connecting building. The hotel is named after Alexander Ralston, an engineer and architect who designed the city’s urban master plan in 1820, and the designers who created this 21st century beauty have placed the property in a redeveloped downtown neighborhood which is now called CityWay.
On June 21, Monument Circle will transform into one giant yoga mat. The summer solstice class, presented by Monumental Yoga, is an opportunity for yogis of all levels to practice their sun salutations, rain or shine. But Monument Circle isnt the only place you’ll find yoga in unique space this summer. Here are three more places where you can get your om on outside of the studio.
With an impressive collection of local and national art, sustainable architecture, and a unique mixology lounge, The Alexander is sure to be a favorable destination for visitors and locals.
Its lounge, designed by artist Jorge Pardo, will offer artisan cocktails and a seasonal small-plates menu.
Nine weddings already are planned there, apartments are leasing almost as fast as they can be built, and the hotel aims to pre-book 70 percent of its first-year revenue before opening in January.