By Stephanie Dolan
The Embassy Suites by Hilton Plainfield Indianapolis Airport, 6089 Clarks Creek Road, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony that included a reception, tours of the property, a wine walk and dancing.
“Seven years ago when I took this job the previous executive director brought me out to this piece of property and said someday we’re going to have a convention center here,” Plainfield Chamber president Brad DuBois said. “Well someday is here. We’ve got one now.”
“This hotel is special because it’s the first full service hotel in the town of Plainfield and in Hendricks County,” the hotel’s general manager Brian Carey said. “We have 23,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, 174 rooms, a full restaurant and a full bar.”
The hotel also includes laundry service, an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center and full catering for their banquet rooms.
“We have a lot of big events coming up,” Carey said. “Including the Hendricks Regional Health Gala. It’s a great economic impact to the city of Plainfield.”
Located only 25 minutes from downtown Indianapolis, the hotel also offers free shuttle rides to and from the airport.
“This was an investment project that we decided was necessary for the life of the exit,” Jaime Bohler-Smith of Visit Hendricks County said. “We needed to make sure we had a full service hotel and conference center that allowed us to create a quality of place where people want to visit. Therefore, you start building communities that people want to live in. What this did is create a catalyst environment for the hospitality industry. So we’re kind of really creating this hospitality corridor that will extend up through Avon and into Brownsburg. We’re really kind of looking at creating places and spaces that residents can enjoy so that they can have a better quality of life and they have more things to do right here at home.”
Most of the time, when Embassy Suites and Hilton have come together, they’ve built a property from the ground up, as was the case for the hotel’s sister facility in Noblesville.
“This project was actually a redevelopment project,” Bohler-Smith said. “It is a redevelopment and a new development – something we’ve needed for many years.”
The hotel broke ground in April 2017.
For more information, or to make a reservation, call 317-839-1106.