Hotel: Bottleworks Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana
With original terrazzo flooring, colorful wall tiles, and a stunning original Art Deco stairwell, Bottleworks Hotel is the renovated remains of what was once the largest Coca-Cola bottling company in the United States. Bits and pieces of soda pop history are visible around the hotel, with sparkling and still water fountains, framed photographs and newspaper clippings dating back to the 1940s, and even a wall exhibit of hanging vintage cameras. The hotel rooms, however, maintain a decidedly modern edge—spacious, with high-end highlights like the marble bathrooms. The photobooth and decked-out gym also give hotel guests space to play.
What’s on the outside is just as important as what’s on the inside when it comes to this boutique hotel. From the adjoining pan-Asian restaurant, Modita, to the adult arcade (booze + 40-odd pinball machines) located just a few steps away, the hotel is part of the larger Bottleworks district experience. Clustered around Bottleworks Hotel are gourmet food options, small business shopping, and entertainment. The Garage Food Hall offers craft beer and a diverse range of eateries, while Good Neighbor’s local wares give you an excuse to re-up your wardrobe.