Press Release


Tavern on the Plaza Will Open May 16th Featuring Live Music on Friday and Saturday

Merrillville, Ind. – May 14, 2013 –White Lodging Services and JW Marriott Indianapolis are excited to announce the May 16th opening of Tavern on the Plaza the seasonal, outdoor patio located on the hotel's northwest corner.

The Tavern on the Plaza will feature live music by local artists from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, including acoustical rock, blues and rat pack era tunes.

Master Chef Rino Bagilo of Osteria Pronto will offer Italian favorites such as fried calamari, hearth baked pizzas and flatbreads, prepared to order salads with grilled chicken or fresh fish. Our mixology team will also be preparing hand-crafted cocktails and pouring local artisan beers and fine wines at the outdoor spot.

If the food, wine and music experience is not enough, the Tavern’s guests will also enjoy al fresco views of the city including Eiteljorg Museum, the Indiana State Museum and the Headquarters of the NCAA. The patio is open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays, and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

About JW Marriott Indianapolis

The JW Marriott Indianapolis opened in February 2011. The hotel offers 1,005 guest rooms in a 33-story tower, and 103,000 square feet of onsite function space. The hotel is connected by a sky bridge to the Indiana Convention Center and has three onsite, distinctive dining options, a full-service Starbucks, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor pool and a multi-million dollar public art plaza. The JW Marriott Indianapolis has also been recognized by the America's Lodging Investment Summit as the "Development of the Year" for 2011, received Marriott International's "Full Service Opening of the Year" and was named as one of Fox News' Top 10 New Hotels.

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About JW Marriott - JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 60 JW Marriott hotels in 24 countries; by 2015 the portfolio is expected to encompass 79 properties in 28 countries. Visit us online,, @jwmarriott and

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