THIS JUST IN: Bottleworks shares images of new hotel’s restored lobby

IMAGE ABOVE: Updated renderings showcase the hotel’s reimagined lobby with terrazzo floors, plaster detailing, colorful ceramic tile and brass art deco patterned doors, all restored to their historic state.

The highly anticipated Bottleworks District has released a new suite of renderings for its Bottleworks Hotel as construction continues on the $300 million urban mixed-use development on the East End of Mass Ave.

The hotel, located in the former administration building of the Coca-Cola Bottling Co., is scheduled to open by the end of the year – along with the Garage Food Hall, movie theater, and retail and office space.

Occupying the top two floors of the historic art deco building being painfully restored, the Bottleworks Hotel will feature, Bottleworks officials said, “a glamorous aesthetic that weaves historic architectural features with modern hotel amenities, including meeting space, room service, fitness center, and valet parking, along with a restaurant and lounge.”

Entry to the 140-key boutique hotel will be located at the southwest corner of the historical building, where the iconic frozen fountain Coca-Cola sign once topped the roof. Originally the building’s “Filler Machine Room,” a rolling conveyor belt leading to the bottling rooms has now been replaced by the hotel’s front desk area. 

“Bottleworks Phase One development continues to make great progress, including construction on the former Coca-Cola building, which will bring an incredible new boutique hotel to the heart of downtown Indy,” said Jeff Whiteman, chief operating officer at Geronimo Hospitality Group, which will own and operate both the hotel and food hall at Bottleworks. “We’re moving forward full-steam ahead on this exciting project and look forward to debuting the hotel along with The Garage Food Hall later this year.”

Steps from Bottleworks Hotel, The Garage Food Hall will be home to more than 25 independently owned local and regional vendors, bringing together culinary talent and an eclectic mix of specialty retail inside a 38,000 square foot communal space. The Food Hall is scheduled to open in early December. 

The main entrance to the Bottleworks Hotel will be at the southeast corner of the historic art deco building, at the corner of Mass Ave and the restored extension of Carrollton Avenue, which was closed for many decades by the Coca-Cola operation, and later the Indianapolis Public Schools administrative facility.

Phase I of Bottleworks District also includes the development of venture studio High Alpha’s new headquarters, and Living Room Theaters, an eight-auditorium cinema with a bar and lounge, offering a sophisticated and comfortable venue to showcase local and internationally acclaimed films. 

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A $300 million, 12-acre urban mixed-use development, Bottleworks is the largest private development of its kind in Indiana. In addition to the hotel, food hall and movie theater, the development will feature unique residential options as well as 202,000 square feet of flexible office space and 167,000 square feet of prime retail space. For more information, visit www.bottleworks