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First Look: Bottleworks Hotel officially opens, bringing 'historic glamour' to downtown Indianapolis

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Posted at 1:38 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 08:51:30-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The city's newest boutique hotel will start checking in its first overnight guests on Tuesday in the highly-anticipated Bottleworks District.

Along cobblestone streets at the north end of Mass Ave, the Bottleworks District — a $300 million development that has spanned months reimagining a 1930's Coca-Cola bottling plant — encompasses the Bottleworks Hotel, a theatre, food hall, shops, parking garage, and more entertainment.

The Bottleworks Hotel is part of the district's first phase of fully opening. The 139-room building boasts a white terra-cotta exterior and brightly tiled interior, allowing for Insta-worthy details along its historic architecture. At the main entrance, a hand railing winds up the hotel staircase in a decorated stairwell that resembles vintage soda fountains, while the ceiling design resembles fizz.

Businesses featured on the hotel's first floor are cocktail bar "Sundry & Vice," Cunningham Restaurant Group’s new Asian restaurant concept, "Modita," "Blue Collar Coffee," "Good Neighbor," and "The W Nail Bar."

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The Bottleworks Hotel lobby.
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The Bottleworks Hotel opens its doors to guests for the first time on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

Guest rooms start at around $250, where there are seven levels to distinct experiences. From the "Classic King" to the "Pemberton Penthouse," each room comes with Gilchrist & Soames bath products, plush bathrobes, spa bathroom treatments, a Keurig with Starbucks coffee and tea, a stocked in-room minibar, a flat panel TV, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, work stations and in-room safes. Amenities include multiple meeting rooms, a fitness center, a courtyard, and room service.

“The grand opening of Bottleworks Hotel is a huge milestone for Bottleworks District and for the city of Indianapolis,” Jeff Whiteman, the chief operating officer for Geronimo Hospitality Group, said. “The restoration of the Coca-Cola bottling works administration building transformed into the boutique Bottleworks Hotel showcases the best of Indianapolis, giving guests both near and far a new way to stay.”

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WRTV Photojournalist Otis Jones gets a first-look at the boutique-styled rooms inside of the the Bottleworks Hotel.
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WRTV Photojournalist Otis Jones gets a first-look at the boutique-styled rooms inside of the the Bottleworks Hotel.

To book a room at the Bottleworks Hotel, visit www.bottleworkshotel.com.

The Garage Food Hall, only steps away from the Bottleworks Hotel, is set to open in January. The first phase of opening will also include High Alpha's new headquarters and Living Room Theatres, an eight-auditorium cinema with a bar and lounge. Precise dates were not made available at the time of this report.