Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Canal IUPUI Names Ashley Ramirez as General Manager, Andrew Pawlowski as Director of Sales

2 Aug, 2021

Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Canal IUPUI, a SUN Development & Management Corp. project, announced Ashley Ramirez has been appointed as the hotel’s General Manager and Andrew Pawlowski has been appointed as the hotel’s Director of Sales.

The seven-story hotel will house both brands under one roof, with a combined total of 231 guest rooms. Located at 414 W. Vermont Street, near the corner of N. West Street and W. Michigan Street, the hotel is on the Canal Walk and across the street from the IUPUI Campus.

The dual-branded hotel is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in early Fall 2021.

As General Manager, Ramirez will be responsible for all aspects of hotel operations, from hotel administration to guest services. Prior to joining Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Canal IUPUI, Ramirez spent 10 years with Hilton Hotels, including seven years with SUN Development and Management Corp. in hotel operations. She is a graduate of Kaplan University and holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice. “I am delighted to have been given this opportunity to open the dual-branded Hampton by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton property,” said Ramirez. “The restoration work being done on historically significant aspects of the AME Bethel Church are providing the foundation for a truly unique hotel within the vibrant and expanding downtown Indianapolis area”, she said.

As the newly appointed Director of Sales, Pawlowski was promoted from Sales Manager of the Embassy Suites Plainfield Indianapolis Airport, also managed by SUN Development and Management Corp., to the responsibility of overseeing the hotel’s entire sales and marketing efforts. He is a 7-year veteran in the hotel business with a B.S. in Management from Indiana University Bloomington.

Utilizing the existing historic Bethel AME Church, the hotel has incorporated the historic Church into the new development to preserve its history for the community. The three-story church on W. Vermont Street dates to 1869 and was added to the National Register in 1991. The dual brands offer traditional overnight accommodations at the Hampton Inn and extended stay accommodations at the Homewood Suites. Guest will enjoy access to an indoor pool and fitness center, over 11,000 square feet of meeting space, an outdoor terrace, bistro bar, retail outlets and on-site parking garage.

About Sun Development

SUN Development & Management Corporation, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, develops, renovates, and operates full service and select service hotels. The company currently manages 13 properties in Indiana, Illinois, Georgia, New Jersey, Mississippi, and Wisconsin, under a variety of franchise affiliations. SUN has received numerous industry awards for development, construction, and operations and has additional hotels under development and construction in Indianapolis, IN and Alpharetta, GA.

About Hampton by Hilton

As the number one ranked lodging franchise for the last 12 years, according to Entrepreneur®, Hampton by Hilton – including Hampton Inn by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton – serves quality-driven and value-conscious travelers at more than 2,660 properties in 31 countries and territories around the globe. The brand continues to lead its segment by providing guests with high-quality, thoughtfully designed accommodations and amenities, such as modern and spacious rooms, complimentary WiFi and free hot breakfast. Hampton by Hilton team members are committed to delivering exceptionally friendly and authentic service all backed by the 100% Hampton Guarantee™. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hampton by Hilton, visit or, and connect on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Homewood Suites by Hilton

Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton’s upscale, award-winning all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand, has more than 500 locations across the United States, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean, with more than 100 properties in the pipeline. Homewood Suites by Hilton offers inviting, generous-sized suites featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for extended or quick overnight stays. Additional value-driven essentials include complimentary WiFi and free breakfast. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Homewood Suites by Hilton is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information visit or, and connect with Homewood Suites on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,400 properties and more than one million rooms, in 119 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2020 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2020 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. In 2020, Hilton CleanStay was introduced, bringing an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection to hotels worldwide. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 112 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including contactless check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.


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