The Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis is located near many Indianapolis attractions and has been a recognized feature of the Indianapolis skyline since it was constructed in 1914. In addition to 180 guest rooms and suites, the hotel has an indoor pool, Pavilion Pantry® convenience market, business center and 11 conference rooms that total about 6,700 square feet.
The 18-story Neoclassical-style building boasts a long history. It was designed by architects Arthur Bohn and Kurt Vonnegut Sr. and was considered unique at the time of its construction because of its steel-frame structure. From 1914-92, the building operated as the Fletcher Savings and Trust Building and housed numerous prominent Indianapolis businesses. In 2003, it began operating as the Hilton Garden Inn.
The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and special attention is paid to preserving the building's historic characteristics, which include the main lobby's marble floor, marble and iron work on the first three floors, a plaster ceiling in the lobby, two original vaults, brass elevator doors, and the building's exterior façade of Crotch Island Granite and Bedford Limestone, among other features.
In September 2009, Indianapolis Roofing & Sheet Metal Corp., Indianapolis, was contacted by a small contracting company regarding reroofing the Hilton Garden Inn.