The conceptual strategy of this historical hotel was to focus on the elements that reflect the circular significance of the city while the color strategy was to create a palette from the rich colors of orange and indigo found throughout the architectural elements and car topography of Indianapolis. The developed color palette pulled out the cool grays of the city, with accents of orange and contrasting cool indigo elements. Interpretations were drawn from the skylines light and pattern, the carpet for the corridor becomes a stylized cityscape, as if one is drifting above Indianapolis, the streets below case in varying degrees of light and shadow.
Historically significant project.
Strategically, we wanted to preserve the feel of the property while modernizing the end-user experience, and we knew our team would bring this property back to life and make it the best hotel in Indy.” — Jim Merkel, Rockbridge Capital, NWI Times, in The French Connection: Le Meridien’s New Indianapolis hotel Offers Intimate Luxury and Comfort, by Philip Potempa, February 2015
Due to the historical significance of the properties location, we wanted to maintain a direct line to the history of the building and city while introducing the Le Meridien brand to the area. We did this by incorporating custom designed finishes and textiles inspired by elements and shapes found when viewing the city of Indianapolis from above into the established mid century modern Le Meridien aesthetic.” — Stacy Elliston, Studio 11 Design Principal, IIDA, LEED AP, RID, NEWH