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Winegardner & Hammons Opens the Renaissance
Indianapolis North Hotel in Carmel, Indiana

CARMEL, IN, May 21, 2008 - The "Hoosier" state prepares to unveil its first Renaissance near Carmel's premier Arts and Design District on Friday, May 30, 2008 during a ribbon cutting ceremony with Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard and other key dignitaries. The Renaissance Hotel is part of Marriott International's distinctive full-service hotel brand and the first for Cincinnati, Ohio based, Winegardner & Hammons, Inc., one of the country's top hotel management companies. "We are proud that Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. selected Carmel as the site for a Renaissance Hotel," said Mayor Jim Brainard. "Its location along the Meridian Street Corridor and high level of guest services will be ideal for business travelers and other visitors to the area.  We appreciate their investment in our community." 

Destined to put the art back in hospitality, The Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel reflects a vibrant design and the distinctive personality of today's discovery traveler by incorporating a feel and flavor of the local community. Savvy Signature services include: the MI Great Room; a redefined and imaginative lobby experience that creates a sense of "buzz" by the special areas that encourage you to be yourself: communal tables, library, day/night bar, the brand's "Cocktail Culture" and wi-fi throughout all the public areas. The bold unexpected surroundings are in harmony with crisp and anticipatory service.  All 263 guest rooms and four executive suites are decked out with 32' LCD TV's, complete with interactive multi-media; a Plug 'n Play Jack Pack and wire-less high-speed internet access; Renaissance Hotel's new luxurious bedding; club level; in-room coffee makers and complimentary newspaper.   

"It's exciting to be a part of history in the making," stated Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel General Manager, Paul O'Connor.   The distinct Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel, ideally located just north of Indianapolis at 11925 N. Meridian St. in Carmel, IN showcases a host of on-site amenities including: 15,000 square-feet of versatile meeting space, encompassing a 7,500 square-foot ballroom and 15 meeting rooms with high speed internet access and offers the brand's Plum Perfect event planner program. The hotel's grille 39 restaurant is a complement to the local area with private dining and features daily signature cuisine. A tech savvy fitness center, 24 hour business center and in-door lap pool add to the many amenities desired by today's travelers. This is a full service hotel with the soul of a boutique. For information or reservations, please call the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel at 800-228-9290, 317-816-0777 or visit 

About Winegardner & Hammons, Inc.
Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. is celebrating its 50th year as a leading full-service hotel management company with a reputation for progressive and successful hospitality management.  The WHI owned/managed portfolio includes resorts, all-suite, extended-stay, full service and conference center hotels in many diverse markets across the United States.  WHI currently manages 26 hotels in the United States and is affiliated with most major hotel brands.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 2,900 lodging properties in the United States and 67 other countries and territories.


Cindy Swift
Winegardner & Hammons, Inc.

Also See: Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. Breaks Ground on the 263 room Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel / June 2007
REI and White Lodging Partnership Building a $325 million Cluster of Four Marriott Branded Hotels Adjacent to the Indiana Convention Center; a JW Marriott hotel with 1,000 rooms, a Courtyard by Marriott with 250 rooms a Fairfield Inn & Suites, 168 rooms and a SpringHill Suites with 150 rooms / May 2007


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