News for the Hospitality Executive
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., September 14, 2012 – The Alexander, A Dolce Hotel, has added to its senior management team, hiring Amanda Lewin as corporate sales manager. Scheduled to open in early January, The Alexander is part of CityWay, a new 14-acre neighborhood developed by Buckingham Companies that also includes residential, office and retail space in the heart of downtown Indianapolis.
The 209-room luxury property will be unlike any other hotel in the region, with an emphasis on art, sustainability and unparalleled service.
Prior to joining The Alexander, Lewin was national sales manager for Las Vegas, Nev.-based Vdara Hotel and Spa, a non-gaming and non-smoking boutique hotel on the Las Vegas Strip developed by MGM Resorts International. Lewin helped develop the Vdara brand prior to opening, and established a high-end client base which resulted in numerous repeat programs and multi-year contracts in order to fill the 1,500 hotel suites and 10,000 square feet of meeting space. Before joining the Vdara Hotel and Spa, Lewin was convention sales manager for the Bellagio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. There, she worked closely with the convention sales management team to sell and fill 4,000 rooms and 300,000 square feet of meeting space.
“We are fortunate to attract someone with Amanda’s experience to The Alexander,” said Michael Moros, general manager of The Alexander. “The creativity and knowledge she brings to Indianapolis from working at some of the most renowned hotels in Las Vegas will be an asset to our corporate meetings customers.”
As corporate sales manager, Lewin will lead a team to promote The Alexander’s robust meeting and event offerings. The Alexander offers a range of options for meetings and events, from the 3,520 square-foot Alexander Ballroom to the intimate, 685 square-foot Ralston Penthouse Boardroom. A 2,400 square-foot outdoor terrace space and breakout session rooms in a variety of sizes provide additional flexibility for meeting and event planners to design an unforgettable and enriching experience for attendees.
As a Dolce Hotel, The Alexander is a member of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), which means that the hotel conforms to the association’s exacting standards and guidelines for flawless execution of meetings. The hotel is outfitted with complimentary wireless Internet throughout the property, as well as the latest in A/V and technical equipment. To help take the guesswork out of budgeting for events, The Alexander offers planners a Complete Meeting Package (CMP), which includes all meals and refreshments, room accommodations, A/V equipment and setup and even food and beverage gratuities for a set, per-person price.
About The Alexander, A Dolce Hotel
With 209 total rooms, including 157 deluxe guest rooms and 52 extended-stay suites, The Alexander will bring a unique element to downtown Indianapolis. The Jorge Pardo-designed Plat99 lounge will feature artisan cocktails developed by expert mixologists, as well as a seasonal menu of small plates designed to perfectly accompany the cocktails. The Market Dining restaurant concept will showcase locally sourced ingredients and fresh creations. For events, the hotel has a total of 16,500 square feet of space available, including the 3,520 square-foot Alexander ballroom, breakout rooms and a 2,400 square-foot outdoor plaza. The hotel is named for Alexander Ralston, the city planner who laid out the original plan for Indy’s downtown in the early 19th century. The Alexander is being developed by Buckingham Companies. For more information about the hotel, visit www.thealexander.com. To view available positions and apply for a job at The Alexander, visit the “Careers” section of www.dolce.com.
About Buckingham Companies
Founded in 1984, Buckingham is a full service, fully integrated real estate company that includes the development, acquisition, management and construction of a wide range of property types including multifamily, student housing and mixed-use communities. Buckingham manages nearly $1 billion of real estate assets for its own account, clients and institutional partners. More than 100 properties consisting of nearly 15 million square feet of property, and additionally 15,000 rental units nationwide comprise the managed portfolio. Additionally, Buckingham Foundation annually supports more than 45 nonprofit and civic organizations through philanthropic outreach in the areas of affordable housing, community and economic development, and arts and culture. For more information, visit www.buckingham-co.com.
CityWay is a dynamic new 14-acre neighborhood in the heart of downtown Indianapolis that encompasses The Alexander Hotel, destination restaurants, a state-of-the-art YMCA, apartments and 40,000 square feet of retail and office space. With a pedestrian-friendly urban design, the mix of public spaces, offices, residential and retail make CityWay an attractive place to work, play and live, and will serve as a catalyst for future development in the surrounding neighborhood. For more information, visit www.cityway.com.
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About Dolce Hotels and Resorts
Headquartered in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Dolce Hotels and Resorts operates 25 upscale hotels, resorts and conference-focused properties through North America and Europe. The portfolio features U.S. addresses in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas, as well as properties in Canada, Belgium, France, Germany and Spain. All distinct in design and uniquely suited to their locations, Dolce properties feature freshly sourced culinary experiences and inspiring environments that bring people together for meetings and events. Dolce pioneered the Complete Meetings Package, now embraced by many hotel companies and the International Association of Conference Centers as a standard. Dolce Hotels and Resorts is continuing to expand throughout the US and Europe. Downtown Indianapolis will welcome The Alexander in early 2013, and forthcoming European hotel launches are planned in Vittel, France, and Belas, Portugal. www.dolce.com
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