Homewood SuitesIndianapolis, Indiana
Located in the historic district of Indianapolis, this hotel features a linear room layout developed by Homewood Brand Hotels. The architectural team rose up to the challenge of fitting the prototype hotel suite layouts and support spaces in two existing adjacent facility footprints and ensure the final product looks cohesive with a seamless transition between both buildings.
The design of the large suite guest rooms highlight the unique historic features of the buildings with 10-foot high ceilings, exposed beams and columns and in some cases exposed brick walls. The Lodge is a central area in the hotel where guests can eat and relax. Because these two buildings are on the National and State Historic Register and reside in an historic district, the design had to meet specific requirements. A new tin ceiling that matches the original metal ceiling pattern was installed in the lobby and the billiards room was fitted with a wood slat ceiling that matches the historic ceiling that had to be removed for fire code reasons. The exterior facade and sides of the buildings were cleaned and restored. The restoration efforts included the new wood storefront, new or restored windows, tuck pointing of the masonry and repairing the cast-iron front