INDIANAPOLIS and MCLEAN, Va. – Today, global hospitality leader Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced the official signing of a management agreement for the 800-room Signia by Hilton Indianapolis, growing the existing Signia by Hilton portfolio. Currently under construction and expected to open in late 2026, the new-build Signia by Hilton Indianapolis will serve as the latest anchor hotel connecting to the Indiana Convention Center via skywalk as part of the city’s $710 million convention center expansion. Owned by the Capital Improvement Board of Managers of Marion County, a municipal corporation of Marion County, Indiana, the property will be developed by Kite Realty and managed by Hilton.
“The signing of Signia by Hilton Indianapolis represents a pivotal milestone for both the Signia by Hilton brand and Hilton, as we look to grow our presence in this culturally rich city, where we currently welcome travelers at nearly 50 Hilton properties across eight brands,” said Amy King, vice president, luxury development, Hilton. “Following the recent groundbreaking of the Indiana Convention Center’s impressive expansion, we are honored to collaborate with visionary owners who are contributing to the city’s monumental tourism growth and helping us cater to the ever-evolving needs of our guests in this vibrant destination.”
Located in one of the United States’ highly acclaimed convention cities, Signia by Hilton Indianapolis will be a destination unto itself, offering guests cosmopolitan amenities and exceptional services in a sophisticated setting. Once construction is completed, the 800-room 40-story Signia by Hilton Indianapolis will enhance the skyline as the tallest hotel in the city and will provide direct access to the convention center via a skywalk over Capitol Avenue.
“Indianapolis is a dynamic city and Signia by Hilton is a perfect fit for this incredible opportunity in the heart of Indianapolis,” said Teddy Berlin, brand leader, Signia by Hilton. “Offering a vibrant atmosphere, exceptional amenities, personalized service and best-in-class meetings and events capabilities, Signia by Hilton Indianapolis will further enhance the city's reputation as one of the premiere destinations in the United States for sophisticated business, leisure, and group travelers.”
"Offering a vibrant atmosphere, exceptional amenities, personalized service and best-in-class meetings and events capabilities, Signia by Hilton Indianapolis will further enhance the city's reputation as one of the premiere destinations in the United States for sophisticated business, leisure, and group travelers."
“The Signia by Hilton brand is ideal for this expansion project, and having Hilton signed on to manage the property is the pivotal addition that will take us to the next level of the events industry,” said Andy Mallon, executive director, Capital Improvement Board.
Designed with a blend of sophistication and functionality for all types of gatherings, guests can expect an impressive sense of arrival and personalized service offered from check-in to check-out. Naturally lit and thoughtfully designed public spaces will serve as ideal locations for guests to meet, engage and socialize. The hotel’s 800 guest rooms will be steeped in superior design and elevated finishes that take inspiration from Indianapolis, while infusing innovative technology that matters most to guests, offering both comfort and convenience.
The hotel will offer approximately 90,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a 50,000-square-foot ballroom. Each meeting space will have Signia by Hilton’s signature meeting experience, anchored by tailored, attentive service for meeting planners and their guests. Those attending Signia events will find smartly designed spaces outfitted with modern technologies to elevate and optimize work and collaboration, and creative programming for groups of all sizes.
Diners can look forward to seven distinct dining concepts, including a speakeasy bar, buzzing top-level sky bar reflective of Indianapolis’s locale, as well as a signature, chef-driven restaurant designed to offer both locals and guests an elevated gastronomic experience that diners will want to share with friends and business partners.
Inspired by private membership clubs, the hotel will also feature Club Signia, an intimate experience that provides discerning guests with the finest hospitality. Beginning prior to arrival and extending throughout their stay, guests receive the highest level of service and exclusivity by choosing Club Signia. With elevated room types and access to the Club Lounge, those experiencing Club Signia also indulge in special access to hotel events, programs, and opportunities to further customize their Signia experience, with the help of a dedicated Club Signia ambassador. Signia by Hilton offers additional high-end amenities that include a cutting-edge spa and fitness facility complete with state-of-the-art equipment, wellness programming designed with all types of travelers in mind and an expansive outdoor pool deck overlooking the city.
Once open, the hotel will participate in Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s world-class brands.
One of Hilton’s newest brands, Signia by Hilton launched in 2019 and Signia by Hilton Indianapolis joins the brand portfolio which includes Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Signia by Hilton San Jose and the upcoming debut of Signia by Hilton Atlanta, expected to open in January 2024. Hilton’s multi-brand portfolio in Indianapolis includes nearly 50 hotels open and welcoming travelers, and a development pipeline of more than 10 hotels in various stages of design and construction. Signia by Hilton Indianapolis will strengthen Hilton’s presence in the market and complement the company’s existing portfolio including Conrad Indianapolis and Embassy Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Downtown, both of which are within walking distance to the Indiana Convention Center and part of the city’s convention center connected hotels offering.
Read more about Signia by Hilton at Stories.Hilton.com.
Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising more than 7,500 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 180 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Signia by Hilton
Signia by Hilton is a portfolio of premier hotels that infuses sophisticated travel and premium experiences into every aspect of the guest stay. Each Signia by Hilton hotel offers unparalleled meetings and events capabilities with world-class design, signature food and beverage experiences, and premium wellness offerings, all backed by the Hilton name and award-winning Hilton Honors program. Learn more about Signia by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/signia.
About the Capital Improvement Board of Managers
The Capital Improvement Board of Managers (CIB) is a municipal corporation of Marion County created in 1965 by the Indiana General Assembly pursuant to the provisions of Indiana Code 36-10-9, and authorized by the statute to finance, construct, equip, operate, and maintain any capital facilities or improvements of general public benefit or welfare which promote and serve the commercial, industrial, and cultural interests of Indiana and its citizens. The Board may assist, cooperate, and fund governmental, public, and private agencies and groups for these purposes. The CIB operates and/or owns the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Victory Field, Virginia Avenue Parking Garage, and Hudnut Commons, all located in downtown Indianapolis.