Indianapolis announces $1 billion in new convention business, citing Indiana Convention Center Expansion and new Signia by Hilton Hotel underway

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Indianapolis – Today, Indianapolis city officials announced
continued progress on construction for the Indiana Convention Center
expansion and 800-room Signia by Hilton while celebrating the city’s
largest single-building concrete pour.

The concrete pour featured more than 800 concrete trucks, delivering
7,347 cubic yards of concrete, equivalating to filling two-and-a-half
Olympic-sized swimming pools. With the concrete base finished, the
38-story hotel is one step closer to going vertical.  

“As we celebrate this milestone feat in construction, we are taking
a huge step in solidifying Indianapolis as a top host city and the
meeting capital of the world,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett.

The $710 million expansion will offer 90,000 square feet of flexible
meeting space, including a 50,000-square-foot ballroom that will be in
the top 10 convention center ballrooms by size in the nation. This is
the sixth expansion of the Indiana Convention Center, and once
complete, Indianapolis will have the capacity to host two citywide
conventions at one time.

Indianapolis has retained $1.3 billion in convention-related economic
impact and has seen groups book out as far as 2036. With an expected
opening in the fall of 2026, upcoming meetings and conventions will
continue to operate in a “business as usual” manner with no
disruptions from the ongoing construction.

“Even at this stage in the project, the Signia headquarters hotel
and Indiana Convention Center expansion has given Indy a competitive
edge with conventions renewing their commitment to stay in Indy while
also attracting new tourism business,” said Chris Gahl, executive
vice president and chief marketing officer of Visit Indy. “This
project is also positioning Indy as an ascending meetings destination,
a city not sitting idle.”

The Signia by Hilton will be the tallest hotel in the city and will bring
the number of rooms connected by climate-controlled skywalks to more
than 5,500, more than any other city nationwide. Other features
include various food and beverage outlets, a spa, a rooftop pool, and
fitness center, an outdoor deck, a lawn, and a lounge with all-day
food and beverage offerings.

The last convention center expansion was completed in 2011 and built
in conjunction with the JW Marriott. The current ICC expansion is a
result of more than nine years of planning, including a three-year
feasibility period that showed significant demand for the project and
additional hotel rooms.

For more information, please visit visitindy.com/meetings [3].

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