Asian American owned The Witness Group has opened the 180-room combined dual-branded Residence Inn and SpringHill Suites by Marriott Indianapolis Keystone in Indianapolis, Indiana, left. It opened the Home2 Suites by Hilton Carmel Indianapolis recently as well.

The dual-brand Residence Inn and SpringHill Suites by Marriott Indianapolis Keystone in Indianapolis, Indiana, is now open. The hotel’s owner, Asian American owned The Witness Group, also recently opened the Home2 Suites by Hilton Carmel Indianapolis and expects to open two more hotels in the next two months.

Under a new agreement TWG made in September, Atlanta-based Hotel Equities will manage both properties. The 180-room combined Residence Inn and SpringHill Suites is near the Grand Park Sports Campus, Carmel Arts & Design District, Topgolf, Conner Prairie and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Amenities include an indoor pool aand 2,200-square-foot meeting or event space.

“We are proud that this hotel opening is the first in coordination with our partners at Hotel Equities,” said Sagar Patel, TWG chief investment officer. “With their operational expertise and the staff’s delivery of superior customer service, combined with Marriott’s powerful engine, we are anxious to deliver unmatched hospitality to the guests visiting the Keystone Indianapolis area.”

The Residence Inn/ SpringHill Suites Indianapolis Keystone is positioned to serve leisure and business travelers, said Brad Rahinsky, HE president and CEO.

“The dual-branded model will meet this dynamic market’s demand for various types of accommodations and attract a more diverse range of guests,” he said.

The new 88-room Home2 Suites by Hilton Carmel Indianapolis is near Carmel’s Arts & Design District, Peace Winery and Carmel City Center mall. The Design District on Monon Trail also is nearby. Amenities include an indoor heated pool and a meeting/event room with capacity for 88 people.

TWG plans to open a 100-room Fairfield Inn & Suites in Dayton, Ohio, on Oct. 22 and a 100-room Home2 Suites in Richmond, Indiana by Dec. 10.

TWG, based in Columbus, Ohio, was formed in 2016 as a merger of Alliance Hospitality and KB Hotel Group with Ohm Patel as CEO, according to an article in Asian Hospitality at the time. KB Hotel Group was a management company while Alliance did development.

Ohm’s father Naresh Patel began Alliance in 1999. Nitin Patel is Naresh’s brother-in-law and became partner in Alliance in 2000. His son Sagar Patel is one of TWG’s founders and, along with Ohm and Sagar’s cousin Sachin and Aakash are principals.

Ohm is still a TWG board member as well as a principal at Moment Development, according to his LinkedIn page.