Not all that long ago, we were hosting the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Ironworks Hotel Indy. As we near completion a little over one year later, we can’t help but feel somewhat nostalgic looking back on all the progress we’ve made and excitement that is to come.
We want you to feel that enthusiasm while getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the development coming to fruition. Check out what Ironworks Hotel Indy has to offer as you eagerly anticipate the opening of our hotel this fall…
We broke ground on our new hotel on June 29, 2016. It’s been a year of hard work and dedication to making the hotel flawless, thanks to Shiel Sexton. While it was sometimes difficult to envision the intricate details the hotel would one day possess, we were on the verge of building something great.
It was also in our earlier stages of construction that we announced our first retail tenant, Blue Sushi Sake Grill. Known for their diverse array of sushi selections, including vegetarian and gluten-free options, we knew that Blue Sushi would bring a unique and fun experience to compliment Ironworks Hotel Indy.
Once we hit the six-month mark of construction, we saw the hotel truly begin to take shape. With all five floors now intact, we began installing the windows on each level. Fortunately for us, it was a mild winter in Indianapolis, which allowed us to trek on with construction without much interruption from the snow.
Once springtime hit, you could really start noticing the hotel’s fascinating details, such as the installation of the brick exterior and historic port cranes that now differentiate Ironworks Hotel Indy from competitors.
Then came the announcement of Cunningham Restaurant Group’s two new restaurants opening at Ironworks Hotel, which was touted by The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis Business Journal and more. Rize, a breakfast and lunch restaurant focused on clean eating, and Provision, an upscale lunch and dinner concept, are the latest restaurant additions to the boutique hotel.
The newest retail tenant to join Ironworks Hotel Indy is Massage Heights, a rejuvenating spa that provides superior massage and facial services. Construction for the facility began in late July, and future guests will be thrilled to enjoy one of the countless professional and affordable therapeutic services the spa offers.
At long last, we’re entering the final stretch of construction for the hotel. Rooms are being furnished, the lobby is nearly complete and the last pieces of art are being installed. It’s been quite a ride, and the grand finale is just around the corner!