Site Visit: Le Meridien Indianapolis

By Hayley Panagakis, April 5, 2015

Following a $13 million makeover, Indianapolis’ historic Canterbury Hotel, built in 1928, has been converted into Le Meridien Indianapolis. The 12-story, 100-room property’s interior is nearly unrecognizable compared to its former host—transforming from a quaint, Old England-style appeal to a more modern, simplistic visage, with only the antique crown molding remaining as a link to the building’s past.

Taking up the entire first floor where the lobby area once dominated lays the racing-inspired Spoke & Steele, which serves American cuisine prepared with locally grown produce. Plenty of lounge seating is available throughout the restaurant, which also serves as a lobby area (called the Hub), and tucked away in a private room is a 10-seat boardroom by day, intimate dining room by night.

Le Meridien Indianapolis has 2,600 square feet of updated meeting space with five meeting rooms. And it’s the only hotel in Indiana with double king beds in guest rooms, a feature that may be attractive to those planning with families in mind. Its accessibility is also key. Guests have quick access to Circle Centre mall and the 566,000-sq.-ft. Indiana Convention Center
& Lucas Oil Stadium via the second floor, where the properties are directly connected via skywalk.

Though the concept was introduced more than 50 years ago, skywalks still retain a bit of a space-age quality. Some of America’s 21st-century skywalk

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