Signia by Hilton

Signia by Hilton

Indianapolis, Indiana|Hospitality

Catching the Light

Rising from the southwest corner of downtown, sparkling and white, the Signia by Hilton will change the Indianapolis skyline. When complete, the forty-story tower will cater to convention-goers, creating a local anchor in the highly walkable Wholesale District. The hotel will activate an entire city block and define a new business-traveler brand for Hilton, all while reinforcing the city’s position as a convention capital.

Client
KITE Realty / Capital Improvement Board
Size
1.4 million SF / 800 Keys
Completed
2024

The Signia will be the tallest hotel in Indianapolis. An all-glass exterior will catch the light, a welcome contrast to the brick and stone buildings nearby. The building will be angular and faceted like a jewel, catching and reflecting the light.

At the top, a dramatic diagonal echoes the angle of the Victory statue as she stands, torch aloft, atop the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Inside this sloped peak, the Sky Lounge will offer a high-end bar experience with spectacular views and refined finishes. Meanwhile, at ground-level, Georgia Street will teem with activity. Our streetscape prioritizes pedestrians with vehicular entry through the center of the block. The glass exterior continues onto the ground floor, inviting guests to enter with uninterrupted views of the interior.

This will be one of the first Signia by Hilton hotels. As we emerge from a global pandemic, it will be a shining example of what Indianapolis can offer — and become.

An impressive twist

On its north face, the building leans forward and makes turn, a twist, nodding back toward the main city center and Monument Circle.

Like a jewel, it catches and reflects the light.

Continuous white glass

The white glass curtain wall continues to the ground. Transparent for pedestrians, it invites them to peer into the space, see the activity, and feel connected to the interior.

Dramatic diagonal

Inside the Sky Lounge, a dramatic diagonal begins with an 80’ tall wall and slopes downward, allowing guests to take in the entire skyline.

Podium pool deck

On top of the third-story podium, a balcony and pool deck will face northward.

Spaces of note

The three-story lobby surrounds a grand stair, complete with an intimate cylindrical bar, and an outdoor sunken garden. The main ballroom, at 50,000 SF, will be the largest in the state.