FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2013

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The Alexander, A Dolce Hotel, recognized by three prestigious travel and hospitality organizations

Hotel named the top 6 new U.S. hotel by TripAdvisor, Boutique Design’s Most Experimental Hospitality Project and a Gold Key Award finalist forExcellence in Hospitality Design

INDIANAPOLIS – The Alexander – the newest, innovative and vibrant hotel serving downtown Indianapolis – is receiving accolades from renowned travel and hospitality organizations.

Earlier this week, The Alexander ranked sixth on TripAdvisor’s® inaugural list of “Hot New Hotels” in the U.S. To qualify, hotels must have opened between June 2012 and July 2013, earned a minimum of four of five bubble ratings and collected at least 30 reviews.

"When you make the list of the top 10 hotels for each continent, you know you've done something right,” Michael Moros, general manager of The Alexander, said. “The world is recognizing The Alexander for what we know it to be, an outstanding, vibrant gem in the heart of the Midwest. We're honored to be recognized as one of the top new hotels across the world."

The Alexander also has been awarded Boutique Design’s Most Experimental Hospitality Project of 2013, and will be featured in the November issue.

Gensler, The Alexander’s architect has been selected from among 260 entries as a finalist in the Best Hotel Midscale category of the 2013 Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design. Gold Key Awards represent the most innovative hospitality properties constructed or renovated within the past 18 months; they are presented by the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show® and sponsored by Boutique Design magazine and HOTELS magazine. The winners will be announced November 10.

As a centerpiece to Indianapolis’ new CityWay neighborhood, The Alexander is unlike any other hotel in the region. The Alexander offers:

  • 209 total rooms, including 157 guest rooms and suites and 52 extended‐stay units.
  • Three dining options, including Plat 99 Mixology Lounge, Market Table and Cerulean. Plat 99 was designed by internationally acclaimed artist Jorge Pardo.
  • State‐of‐the‐art technology and complete meeting packages to suit a variety of meeting and event needs. The Alexander is a member of the International Association of Conference Centers.
  • Downtown walkability to major corporations and attractions such as Lucas Oil Stadium, Banker’s Life Fieldhouse and the Indianapolis Convention Center.
  • An art program – curated by the Indianapolis Museum of Art – featuring more than 50 works by more than 25 contemporary artists, including an unprecedented 14 site‐specific commissions by such artists as Nina Katchadourian, Sonya Clark and Mark Fox.
  • A focus on environmental sustainability (seeking LEED Silver certification).
  • Unparalleled service.

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 – and all of CityWay – was developed by Buckingham Companies. More information about The Alexander, operated by Dolce Hotels and Resorts, is available at www.thealexander.com.  To view the multimedia assets associated with TripAdvisor’s release, visit http://www.multivu.com/mnr/63165‐tripadvisor‐names‐hot‐new‐hotels‐across‐the‐globe.

About CityWay

CityWay is a dynamic, new 10‐acre neighborhood in the heart of downtown Indianapolis that encompasses a 209‐room luxury hotel, apartments and destination restaurants and will include 40,000 square feet of retail and office space, as well as a state‐of‐the‐art YMCA. Contemporary art is incorporated throughout the public spaces, including more than ten site‐specific commissions for The Alexander hotel and graffiti art in the parking garages. 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 serve as a catalyst for future development in the surrounding neighborhood. More information is available at www.cityway.com.

Dolce Hotels and Resorts

Dolce Hotels and Resorts, a privately held operator of 27 upscale hotels, resorts and conference hotels in North America and Europe founded in 1981, is majority‐owned by Broadreach Capital Partners. The company, headquartered in Rockleigh, New Jersey, employs approximately 4,000 worldwide. Additional information is available at www.dolce.com