News for the Hospitality Executive
Request for Proposals: Development and Operation of a
New Hotel &
Conference Center Near the Indianapolis International Airport
in Hendricks County
DANVILLE, IN (October 26, 2009) – The Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau (HCCVB) has issued a request for proposal from qualified developers or development teams to plan, design, finance, construct and operate a quality hotel and conference center, to be located in Hendricks County, near the Indianapolis International Airport.
The envisioned project will be a full-service, quality-branded hotel with a minimum of 200 rooms, with an integrated conference center. The HCCVB is very interested in a branded hotel product that will serve as the County’s “premier” property, and will include all the state-of-the-industry amenities necessary to optimally service the community. The HCCVB will consider various branded prototypes and non-prototype models, but product quality and image is of high concern and the HCCVB’s decisions concerning developer/operator partner selection will be influenced by this.
The HCCVB presently owns an approximate 10-acre site in Plainfield at
the intersection of Interstate 70 and Highway 267 with adjacency and visibility
from I-70. The HCCVB is also presently considering the purchase of an additional
eight-acre parcel that is adjacent to the 10-acre owned site. It is contemplated
that one or both of these site parcels, or alternatively, the proceeds
from their sale, could consist of a portion of the public sector’s funding
contribution to the hotel/conference center project. Additional public
sector funding and/or financing assistance may also be available for the
selected private partner for a project that is deemed beneficial to key
stakeholders, the community and its constituents.
A downloadable copy of the HCCVB’s Request for Proposal (RFP) and additional product information is located at TourHendricksCounty.com/press-room.asp.
Questions pertaining to this RFP must be received in writing (email is acceptable) on or prior to 4:00 p.m., November 11, 2009 and should be addressed to Mr. Emory Lencke at the address below or firstname.lastname@example.org. Answers to all submitted questions will be made available to any potential proposer upon request during the following week.
Each bidder is required to submit seven (7) hard copies of its proposal response. Proposals must be mailed or hand delivered to the following and received before 4:00 p.m., December 10, 2009. In addition, an electronic copy of the proposal saved in PDF format should also be provided on CD or DVD. Proposals must be addressed to:
Mr. Emory LenckeThe Hendricks County Tourism Commission d/b/a the Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau attracts visitors to the county by promoting and developing tourism, which stimulates economic growth and enhances quality of life. Find the HCCVB on Facebook by searching Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau and become a fan for event updates and reminders, contest info and much more. For more information visit the website at www.TourHendricksCounty.com, or call 317-718-8750.
Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau
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