Press Release


Merrillville, Ind. (September 13, 2012) - White Lodging Services is pleased to announce the JW Marriott Indianapolis has been named a Gold Key Award winner by Meetings & Conventions magazine for 2012. For over 30 years, this award has been given to the world’s finest meeting properties.

"Our goal is to deliver excellence in meetings and event services for our groups. We are thrilled to receive the Gold Key Award since it comes as direct feedback from those who have used our new hotel," said General Manager Scott Blalock. "I am so proud of our team for their ongoing commitment and drive to be the best in the industry."

All winners of this award of excellence were nominated and selected by the readers of Meeting & Conventions, who based their votes on the overall professionalism and quality of the property. This year the readers honored the JW Marriott Indianapolis, as well as, 152 other domestic and international hotels and resorts as Gold Key Award winners.

"The dedication to quality has always been a trademark of M&C’s readers who represent the highest level of meeting and incentive professionals. The 2012 Gold Key winners have met these tough standards by providing outstanding service," said Meetings & Conventions Publisher Kirk Lewis.

The winning hotels and resorts will also be featured in Meetings & Conventions’ Gold Awards issue published in November 2012.

White Lodging Services Corporation - was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Ind. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development and operations company – a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid-to large-scale hotels across the country. Its current portfolio consists of more than 159 hotels in 20 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Preferred Hotels, Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.