The Alexander, a Dolce Hotel, opened in downtown Indianapolis in January. The hotel is named for Alexander Ralston, the man commissioned to create the city plan for Indianapolis in the early 1800s, and that theme is evident throughout.
While the property’s 209 guest rooms and 16,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space will draw meetings, the 40 works of art adorning its public spaces may be what helps make them memorable. Twelve of the works are site-specific commissions, and the bar, Plat 99mixology, is designed by Jorge Pardo, an artist who received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (commonly known as a "genius grant") in 2010.
The Alexander, the only property in Indiana certified by the International Association of Conference Centers, includes the 3,520-square-foot Alexander Ballroom and a penthouse boardroom among its meeting spaces.