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New hotel opens in Speedway and another is on the way

Courtyard by Marriott is just off I 465
Posted: 4:16 PM, Apr 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-12 16:16:47-04
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SPEEDWAY — The Town of Speedway's ongoing redevelopment now includes a new hotel.

A 97 room Courtyard by Marriott opened Friday — the first new hotel in years in the town best known as the home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Courtyard is located adjacent to the I 465 - Crawfordsville Road interchange and is part of the Speedway Marketplace development.

Over the last two years, a number of businesses have opened in the marketplace, including Starbucks, Chicago's Pizza, Burger King and a GetGo gas station and market.

In recent years, three older motels were torn down in Speedway in anticipation of new development.

At West 16th and Main Street, a Hilton hotel with 126 rooms is scheduled to open next year.

The hotel will be known as the Wilshaw, named after Wilbur Shaw, a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and the former president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Redevelopment along Speedway's Main Street has been brisk, with new restaurants, businesses and apartments.