The City of Carmel is releasing updated images and announcing today that a name has been chosen for the future City Center hotel – “The Carmichael” – which will be developed as part of a public-private partnership bringing the first hotel into the City Center. The name pays homage to both Carmel and Michael Feinstein, the Grammy-nominated performer and artistic director of the Center for the Performing Arts, who will operate a supper club on the ground level of the new hotel.
“We are excited to see these plans come together for this boutique hotel that will become an important part of our plan to bring more excitement and more visitors into our redevelopment area,” said Mayor Jim Brainard. “We have many wonderful hotels along the Meridian Corridor, but they are often booked solid and more hotels are being planned for that area. This hotel will be a special, unique experience for those wanting to catch a show at the Palladium, then spend the evening in the heart of our new downtown.”
Hotel Carmichael is being developed in such a way to be included as part of the Autograph Collection by Marriott, which is a prestigious brand with high average occupancy rates. Negotiations are underway right now to try to make The Carmichael one of about 100 Autograph Collection hotels worldwide.
Construction on the hotel should begin this spring. It will be connected to the Carmel City Center and located just across the widened Monon Trail from the Palladium, with dining and meeting rooms overlooking the Center Green.
“We are working daily with our architects, designers, and luxury-boutique hotel consultants to push for excellence in every detail, from parking to pampering,” said Henry Mestetsky, Executive Director of the Carmel Redevelopment Commission. “We want this hotel to be something that Carmel residents and businesses will be proud to share with visitors, clients, and family members who are spending time in our city.”
Current plans call for the 106,347 square-foot hotel to feature 122 guest rooms and suites, a full-service restaurant, private dining, outside dining, the Feinstein Club, ballroom, meeting spaces, business center and a fitness center.