Stay at an Indianapolis Area Hotel to Enjoy a Cultural Evening in the Hilbert Circle Theater

The Hilbert Circle Theater is a happening place in Indianapolis and regularly hosts events of cultural values.

On March 22, you’ll see Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin together onstage with Songs & Stories. The Grammy award winning duo will make the evening more enjoyable with song swapping, stellar guitar playing, and storytelling. It is going to be a rich experience of two long-time friends sharing the same stage.

On March 28 and 29, you’ll be able to experience the Shakespearean love story of Romeo and Juliet. The orchestra will be conducted by Michael Francis, showcasing the story of two star crossed lovers. If you don’t want to miss this event, make sure you make early reservations in an Indianapolis area hotel.

Enjoy the Stars of the ISO on April 3, 4, and 5 with Hans Graf. The concert will close with Stravinsky's Petrouchka, a story of magical Russian puppets who come alive.

April 11 and 12 are reserved for Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto performed by Sean Chen. You can also enjoy Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony at the Hilbert Circle Theater.

If you don’t want to miss any of these events, make sure you book a room in a discount hotel Indianapolis. We are a star hotel downtown Indianapolis, and are just across the street from the Hilbert Circle Theater. Just call us to make reservations and we’ll handle the rest.

 

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Enjoy Downtown Indy Hotels While Visiting the Indy Wine Trail

If Cabernet and Chardonnay are on your mind, the Indy wine trail is perfect for you.  Indianapolis offers a lot to wine lovers. While there are vineyards that stretch throughout various regions, chefs play with a local twist on fine cuisines to produce gastronomical delights for food lovers.

The Indy Wine Trail will take you through the following wineries:

  • Buck Creek Winery
  • Cedar Creek Winery
  • Chateau Thomas Winery
  • Easley Winery
  • Mallow Run Winery
  • New Day Meadery
  • Simmons Winery

There are different specialties of each winery and you get to savor the best of the local wines. There are many hotels near Indianapolis, but only we provide a special getaway offer for our guests.

Also, you can buy a discount ticket and get to taste wine at all seven wineries on the trail for just $10. These seven wineries are open for tasting and have several onsite restaurants for people who want a little snack in-between the wine tasting ritual. The guests will also receive commemorative free gifts at the end.

If you are in or around the state and are looking for downtown Indy hotels or other hotel reservations Indianapolis, we can help you out. Call us and we’ll book a room for you in advance.

 

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Downtown Indy Hotels for Children’s Museum: Beyond the Exhibit Animal Secrets

If you’re visiting Indianapolis with kids this February, there is a new type of exhibition to keep them entertained – the Animal Secret Exhibition at the Children’s Museum Indianapolis.

Engage a child in educational activities by giving her a chance to be an animal detective. Let her decode their mysteries – the secrets behind insects, animal tracks, and creep crawly critters – it’s all here for you to uncover this month. How do insects eat, what kind of tracks do various animals make, how you can copy them, and what does a particular animal want – there is a whole world of mysteries to decode.

The entrance fee is $10 for members and $12.5 for nonmembers. Children above the age of 6 are allowed with a registered adult. And there are fantastic prizes for successfully solved cases.

It’s a great chance for the entire family to learn about the animal kingdom. You can be your child’s assistant in solving mysteries. Unleash the secrets on February 8, 2014. Make sure you book early to secure a place in the detective squad.

Looking for a reservation at downtown Indianapolis hotels for the museum trip? We can offer exciting deals on your stay, and guide you about other exciting kids’ museum adventure activities.
 

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Look for Discount Indy Hotels to Enjoy the Christmas Gift and Hobby Show

Expect more than 60,000 visitors at one of the largest shows of the Midwest. The Christmas Gift and Hobby Show is famous for holiday shopping and is all about specialty foods, home décor, jewelry, crafts, and other gift items sold by above 350 exhibitors.

There are many attractions this year at this 171,000 square foot facility. There are free antique appraisals by Doctor Lori from Auction Kings on Discovery Channel. Apart from that, there are Christmas coupons, theatrical dance and arts, pet adoptions, book signings, a Christmas Café, and frequent visits from Santa!

Admission fee is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and free for children. At this event, visitors will have access to different types of gift items and products under a single roof during the festive season. You can find all types of items that can be gifted to your near and dear ones.

Since the event is home to many unique items that cannot be found in a mall, you may want to check off your list early this year. Book a star hotel downtown Indianapolis and get ready for the perfect shopping experience. Forget about the crazy shopaholic mobs that you may see during the Christmas season. In this event, everything is well-managed and it’s all very convenient, fun, and affordable.


 

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Downtown Indianapolis Hotels for Butler Basketball

The basketball season is almost here! Four weeks past their official practice at Hinkle Fieldhouse, the Butler team is going to be tipping off for the coming season.

The Bulldogs have hit the basketball court in their new look for the first time for an intra squad scrimmage. The offseason saw some drastic changes – new conference, new head coach, and 6 new freshmen – finally they are ready for basketball.

The season starts with a match against Nova Southeastern on October 29.  The next matches are against DePauw on November 2, Lamar on November 9, and Princeton on November 16. The season will end in March 2014 with the Big East Conference Tournament.

See Butler Basketball's Full Season Schedule Here.

Here are some tid bits about this season:

  • Elijah Brown might be the best player on the team. He was the most active player on the basketball court.
  • Kellen Dunham should stay consistent. While Brown might be the best, Dunham is still the most important. He needs to avoid off-nights and stay consistent.
  • Barlow might run the point. It seems that Alex Barlow is going to be the starting point guard for the team.

If you want to enjoy the games without any interruption, make sure you book a hotel room on time. You can find deluxe rooms at Hilton Garden Inn which is just 15 minutes from Butler Sports. We also have great Indianapolis hotel packages.
 

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Excellent Hotel Deal Indianapolis of Circle Centre Mall Shopping Package

Shop until you drop in the heart of Downtown Indianapolis. Visit the Circle Centre - the world famous entertainment and shopping complex. Here you will find more than 200 shops and you can enjoy every single thing from the unique and trendy jewelry companies to the popular and happening national chains.

With hundreds of dining, entertainment, and shopping options, you will need the entire day to enjoy and catch your breath. It is conveniently located at the junction of Illinois St and Maryland St in downtown Indianapolis. In this four level mall, you will find H&M, Finish Line, Carson Pirie Scott, Victoria’s Secret, Gap, and many other stores.

If you are looking for a night out, you’ll find several fine dining options here like P.F. Changs… or you can just grab a sandwich at Subway. With our shopping package, things become much simpler.

Here is what we offer in our hotel deal Indianapolis to make sure that your shopping spree is full of fun and excitement:

  • Deluxe accommodation in spacious rooms
  • Discount coupons for various stores at the Circle Centre
  • A welcome amenity bag from Simon Malls
  • Breakfast for two people at the Great American Grill
  • $100 American Express gift card from Simon Malls

What are you waiting for? Book now through Hilton Garden Indianapolis and get ready to have a shopaholic’s night out!
 

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Historic Hotel Indianapolis Offers New Keurig Coffee Makers

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters have partnered with Hilton Garden Inn to upgrade the hotel’s in-room beverage and coffee offering. There are more than 73,000 HGI guest rooms in the United States and Canada, and they all now have the option to brew a fresh and hot cup of coffee using the Keurig K130 brewing system.

At Hilton Garden Inn, we believe that travel should be a pleasant experience. This is why we keep looking to enhance our services and guestrooms, trying to offer a more comfortable and convenient experience.

Carbonview Research, Inc. conducted a survey on 500 travelers and studied the amenities they preferred in their rooms. The report said that in-room coffee was the second most popular amenity after Wi-Fi.

There are  many people who want to start their day by brewing a perfect cup of coffee in their room. Since different people have different preferences, it was a good idea to provide coffeemaker machines in each room instead of providing hotel made coffee. HGI partnered with GMCR to have Keurig brewers to guestrooms for a perfect morning. These single cup coffee makers can make steaming hot coffee in no time.

At our Indianapolis Downtown Hotel, each guestroom will have four complimentary Keurig cup packs. Additionally, guests can purchase specialty beverages from the 24 hour Pavilion Pantry.
 

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Downtown Indianapolis Bachelor Party

The following post is a guest blog from Kirk Stelsel who has been a client, a guest and a fan of our hotel since 2010 when we hosted his wedding party and guests.  Kirk's post comes to us voluntarily and he was not paid or encouraged to write on our behalf.  Follow Kirk on Twitter: @kirkstelsel  THANKS FOR THE RECOMMENDATION, KIRK!

 

Being put in charge of planning a bachelor party is both an honor and a burden.

 

Anyone who has ever planned an event of any sort knows how hard it is to please an entire group of people by meeting everyone’s needs, ensuring everyone has fun and getting everyone on the same page.

 

Thankfully, one part of my planning was easy – picking the hotel for our downtown Indianapolis bachelor party. When it came to location, price, quality and service – I knew the service was good based on the way they handled my wedding – the Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown was the only place I needed to contact.

 

Dinner at a local favorite for pretty much all the guys involved, Scotty’s Brewhouse, was a short walk down Pennsylvania Street from one of our favorite downtown Indianapolis hotels. After dinner, moving on to the best place to enjoy nightlife in the entire city, Mass Ave., was easy to walk as well.

 

If its basketball or football season and you want to take in a game as part of your bachelor party, the HGI is one of the closest hotels near Bankers Life Fieldhouse for a Pacers game and is an easy walk. Catching a Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium is just across a compact downtown, so either a healthy walk or a very short cab ride. If music is your thing, the Murat Centre (now the Old National Centre) is right down on the street on the aforementioned Mass Ave.  The HGI is one of the closest hotels near Murat Centre.

 

I’ve stayed at this hotel three times now, and had countless wedding guests stay there, and every time has been exceptional. The rooms are always clean, the staff is always friendly, and both my bachelor party and wedding guests went out of their way to tell me what a great hotel I had picked for them. If you want a downtown Indianapolis hotel for your bachelor party with bang for your buck, service and some pretty cool history, check out the Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown.

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A Simple Guide to Bus/RV Parking in Downtown Indianapolis

So you've perused all the downtown Indy hotels you could find and have decided on us. If you're from out of town, you may be using a rental coach or relying on our local public transportation. Either way, we want to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Because of this, we want to keep you informed about our policies regarding parking. This will help to ease any stress you have while on your vacation (and we undoubtedly want to keep that at a minimum; after all, you're on vacation).

If you've taken advantage of our Indianapolis group travel options, you may have rented a bus to transport everyone more easily. In order to gain access to our onsite parking meters, you need to apply for a parking permit at least 14 days in advance. This application will be passed on to the City of Indianapolis by one of our managers. Once approved, a manager will forward the approval email to you, as well as information on paying for and printing the parking permit. The application fee is $32, while the processing fee is $85. The actual parking meters cost $21 a day, so please take all of these fees into consideration when deciding on parking options. If you are staying overnight, keep in mind that the night counts as one day and the morning counts as another. Also remember that a single bus requires three meters due to its length, but only five meters for two buses if they are parked back to back alongside our three star hotel Indianapolis.

ParkWhiz.com also offers parking options for buses, but their parking lot is only six blocks due south of our Indianapolis downtown hotel. Visit their website, type in “Indianapolis” and click the “find parking” link. You will then want to click on the LaRosa South Bus Parking Lot Reserve. To accurately reserve a space, you need to know your definite arrival and departure dates/times. Make sure that your bus is no longer than forty feet before you reserve a spot. Please see directional map below.


 

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Indianapolis Area Racing Options

Racing fans are in luck this year: the Circle City delivers once again with multiple races within the city and also in surrounding areas. Racing fans of all preferences are welcome to book a room in our Indianapolis area hotel for easy access to all these racing sites. Whether it's horse, hydroplane, or sprint car racing, there's a raceway for everyone. This is why your friendly local Indianapolis downtown hotel (that's us!) has compiled a list of the best raceways for you to check out, especially if you're only visiting in the area.

  • O'Reilly Raceway Park – Located in Clermont, only 30 mins from us, features summit racing for the ET series. There will be several races held throughout the months up until October at least. This raceway also has motorbike and Camaro events for all you enthusiasts out there.
  • Madison Regatta – Less than 2 hours from us, the Madison Regatta will be held from July 5th through 7th this year and will feature the best in hydroplane racing. This local event draws fans from all over because of the intensity and excitement of the races.
  • World of Outlaws – Located in Kokomo, about an hour's drive. The World of Outlaws STP Spring Car Series 2013 schedule is jam packed with action from February until November. Some of these races will take place in other states but there are a significant number of local races too.
  • Hoosier Park – Nothing screams excitement like the combination of a horse racing track with a casino. This is what Hoosier Park achieves by featuring Standardbred racing while offering various forms of entertainment, food, and drinks in their casino.
  • Indiana Downs – This scenic race track hosts thoroughbred and quarter horse racing while offering other entertainment options at a fee. Access to gift shops, race wagering, and the bar is free. If you want to take it a step further, you can pay to use the theater and fine dining available.

As you can see, there's something for everyone. If you've made use of one of our Indianapolis hotel packages, it's likely you've brought the family with you. Well, instead of leaving them at home, many of these racetracks provide other sources of entertainment that they may find appealing so that you can turn the event into a family outing. Not such a bad deal, huh?
 

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Downtown Indy Hotels Pair Exquisitely with Outdoor Dining

So you're on vacation and have decided to stay at our lovely Indianapolis downtown hotel. While you're here, you'll want to check out some of the fine dining options in the area. If you're here during spring, summer, or fall, why not go for outdoor dining? There's nothing like combining delicious meals with beautiful weather. Our staff has a list of favorite restaurants for this exact purpose:

  • The Rathskeller – Located at the historic downtown Athenaeum Building, this restaurant provides the finest in German cuisine. If you're not a fan of authentic German food, they also serve seafood, steaks, chicken, and even vegetarian options.
  • Scotty's Brewhouse – This restaurant features more of a typically American cuisine, along with a multitude of options for beer, wine, and margaritas that you won't find anywhere else.
  • O'Reilly's – With the feel of a proper Irish pub, O'Reilly's delivers it all: great food, drinks, and atmosphere. This restaurant offers Irish specialties that are hard to find outside of Ireland.
  • Bazbeaux – Bazbeaux specializes in pizza done right. Their restaurant features a gorgeous sidewalk cafe so that you can sip on specialty beers while you devour a tasty slice of pizza.
  • Forty Five Degrees – It doesn't get much better than top quality sushi coupled with a bar full of options for various drinks. This restaurant provides all kinds of options for authentic sushi while also satisfying the desire to get out and experience all that Indianapolis' night life has to offer.

All of these restaurants include outdoor dining so that you can fully experience downtown Indy. By staying in our Indianapolis area hotel, you're ensuring that you're not very far at all from all the excitement of our Circle City.
 

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Your Indianapolis Area Hotel for the Talbot Street Art Fair

In terms of free events centering on art, the Talbot Street Art Fair takes the cake. This year, the fair will take place from June 8th to the 9th. As we mentioned, it is free to get in, although the art is not necessarily free to take home with you. Hours on Saturday the 9th are from 10am to 6pm and 10am to 5pm on Sunday the 10th. The fair takes place in downtown Indianapolis and features 270 amazing artists. No matter what kind of art you favor, there is sure to be something for you at the Talbot Street Art Fair.

Parking can be a bit of a hassle when getting into the fair, however, and this is why we encourage you to look into downtown Indy hotels within walking distance. The fair itself provides tons of free parking, but the availability depends on how many people attend. Our Indianapolis downtown hotel is only about 1½ miles from where the art fair takes place. There is also public transportation within this area so you won't have to worry about finding a parking spot that doesn't charge an arm and a leg.

Unfortunately for artists just now finding out about the fair, they are no longer accepting applications. On the other hand, you have next year to look forward to. The Talbot Street Art Fair prides itself on being a family friendly event. This could be the perfect outing for locals or even a great addition to the itinerary of those vacationing in the surrounding area.

 

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The Colts at Home: Looking for Hotels Near Lucas Oil Stadium?

The end of this upcoming summer, the entirety of fall, and the beginning of winter, will prove to be very exciting times for fans of the Indianapolis Colts. Indianapolis' favorite team will start its season on the 8th of September. This seems like a painfully long amount of time to wait to see them play, but luckily preseason games begin on the 11th of August. This is the perfect way to wrap up the summer and make a smooth transition into fall. For those of you not in the know, the Colts play their home games at the Lucas Oil Stadium. If you're coming in from out of town, it's worthwhile to look into hotels near Lucas Oil Stadium. Luckily, we just happen to be one of them. Our Indianapolis downtown hotel is only seven blocks from the stadium.

Because our Indianapolis area hotel truly loves our local team, here is a list of the Colts' home games so that you don't miss out:

PRESEASON

  • Aug 11 1:30PM EST vs. Bills
  • 3 Aug 24 7:00PM EST vs. Browns

SEASON

  • 1 Sep 8 1:00PM EST vs. Raiders
  • 2 Sep 15 1:00PM EST vs. Dolphins
  • 5 Oct 6 1:00PM EST vs. Seahawks
  • 7 Oct 20 8:30PM EST vs. Broncos
  • 10 Nov 10 1:00PM EST vs. Rams
  • 13 Dec 1 1:00PM EST vs. Titans
  • 15 Dec 15 1:00PM EST vs. Texans
  • 17 Dec 29 1:00PM EST vs. Jaguars

Trust us: these are not games that you'll want to miss. You can buy tickets online at the Colts' website today.
 

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Beatles' Fans: Come Together for This Amazing Event

Beatles' fans, brace yourselves: Paul McCartney is coming to a location near you. That's right, the man himself will be at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday, July 14th. Tickets range from $59.50 to $252 and with McCartney's popularity, it will not be surprising if this concert sells out. Don't hesitate; get your tickets today, and don't forget to check out hotels near Bankers Life Fieldhouse if you're coming from out of town.

The show will start at 8pm and is part of McCartney's “Out There” tour. This is the first time he has been back to Indianapolis since 2002. Eager fans should jump on this opportunity due to the possibility of not being able to see him perform for another 10+ years! During this tour, McCartney will be performing classic Beatles' and Wings' songs, as well as brand new material. Attending this concert is a chance in a lifetime – some of the music you will hear has never been released before.

Interested McCartney fans should look into downtown Indy hotels while rooms are still available. Let's not kid ourselves: most people are going to want to see Paul McCartney. This is one of those events where the phrase “if you snooze, you lose” holds particularly true. Tickets went on sale April 19th, so if you're just now finding out about the show, waste no time! As for where to stay, we can help you out with that. Our Indianapolis downtown hotel is only two blocks from the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, which will allow you to save money on transportation so that you can buy more Paul McCartney t-shirts.

 

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Time to Kick Things into Gear, Indianapolis

Who's ready for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP this year? This event will be held August 18th of this year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, only 5-6 miles away from your favorite Indianapolis area hotel. This event is to go on regardless of weather conditions so it's definitely worthwhile to purchase tickets in advance. MotoGP, Moto2, and Moto3 will all be competing at this event. Although it comes every year, don't let that keep you from joining in on this August's fun.

Taking place on a 2.621-mile circuit, the Red Bull Indianapolis GP is sure to keep everyone's attention. Even if you don't plan to watch the grand prix yourself, why not take part in the activities around this event? From 7pm to midnight on August 16th and 17th, motorcyclists will be able to show off their bikes in celebration of that weekend's festivities. You don't have to have a bike of your own to enjoy yourself from Monument Circle to South Meridian Street. This celebration is near our Indianapolis downtown hotel too!

Anyone with a love for fast-moving motorbikes should get a ticket as soon as possible. Riders have been known to reach over 200 miles per hour at times. The top speed record so far has been 208.6 miles per hour thanks to Dani Pedrosa. On top of the crazy speeds reacher during this race, you'll see riders leaning their bikes up to sixty degrees. Talk about amazing!

If you're bringing a little one with you, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has a bunch of fun events planned for children too. General admission tickets start from $40. Don't forget to look at hotels near Indianapolis Speedway once you've gotten your tickets. Happy racing!

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Celebrate Indianapolis' African American Colleges the Right Way

The 30th Anniversary of the Circle City Classic is fast approaching and will feature Grambling State University vs. Alcorn State University on October 12th, 2013. While most fans are used to this event taking place the first week of October, make sure you update your calendars to reflect this change. We don't want you missing out on the action! You can order your presale tickets now by calling (317) 925-2702 or visiting the Circle City Classic to fill out their online order form.

As one of the top downtown Indy hotels, you'll want to book a room with us as soon as you can since there are so many fans of this event. Don't leave the booking till the last moment or you might not get to take advantage of our Indianapolis hotel packages. Not only will Circle City Classic XXX be taking place that second weekend of October, but there will also be a multitude of other events essential to the Classic Weekend. These events will be: Battle of the Bands, tailgate parties, a parade, comedy show, scholarship fair, Classic queen coronation, and more. There is no end to the amount of fun you'll have during that time! What's even cooler is that by moving the date of the event to the second week, we get to commemorate the 30th anniversary by having it on the same date as the first contest in 1984!

Since Hilton Garden Inn is one of the hotels near Lucas Oil Stadium, you'll save time spent traveling to take advantage of a great tradition for America's black colleges and universities. Not only will you be celebrating the great cultural excellence of these schools, but you will also have a boatload of fun in the process. Who could ask for better?

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Book Our Indianapolis Area Hotel to See P!nk Live!

Watch out, Indianapolis, we've got an act coming to town that's sure to get your attention! The artist P!nk will be performing on the 21st of November 2013. Hotels near Bankers Life Fieldhouse will be filling up, so make sure you book a room with us as soon as possible. The fieldhouse is located a mere two blocks south of our Indianapolis downtown hotel so you can plan to walk if you'd like to avoid the stress of a car for a day.

The concert will be held at 7:30 pm and tickets are on sale already, ranging from $39.50 to $125 depending on what seats around the stage you want. You can purchase tickets at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Box Office, Ticketmaster locations, or on their website at ticketmaster.com. You can also order them via phone by calling (800) 745-3000. P!nk fans won't want to miss out on her Truth About Love Tour presented by Cover Girl this year. The Hollywood Reporter has deemed her "Pop's Biggest Spectacle," so if you're a fan of pop music, you'll want to get your tickets right away.

The Varsity Club thanks to UPS is offering luxurious dining at Bankers Life Fieldhouse for this event. To make reservations, you can call (317) 917-3577, email David Pesenko at dpesenko@levyrestaurants.com, or even submit a form on their website. Feel free to look over a menu of the food available during P!nk's Truth About Love Tour.

P!nk's Truth About Love Tour will feature her stunning stage presence along with performances by her that showcase her talent. There's sure to be quite a bit of pyrotechnics action on stage too. The singer and songwriter plans to perform fan favorites like "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," "Try," and "So What." You can learn more about this tour at #TruthAboutLoveTour.

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Our Premium Hotel and One Man's Trip to Dubai

Richard Letko, the general manager of our fine Hilton Garden Inn, has recently been recognized for the excellence of our Indianapolis downtown hotel. Thanks to staff participation and emphasis on cleanliness and guest service within our Indianapolis area hotel, Mr. Letko was sent on a trip to Dubai!

Mr. Letko, since the trip, has had nothing but good things to say about this country, which was founded in 1972 by seven sheiks. He is most impressed by the modernization of many of the buildings. Within Dubai, you will find the tallest building, largest mall, tallest hotel, and only seven star hotel in the world. Absolutely incredible!

Not only does Dubai have beautiful, modern buildings, but also palaces and mosques that are rich in culture and tradition. Mr. Letko has spoken highly of all the people he met there, whether locals or foreigners. While Dubai is in the middle east, it has a western feel to it as most signs have been translated into English and there are restaurants Americans will recognize immediately. On top of all this, the temperature during winter ranged from 75 to 90 degrees. Not so bad, huh?

Overall, Mr. Letko has nothing but pleasant things to say about his trip and is very proud of his staff for all the hard work they've done. The downtown Hilton Garden Inn has been scored as being within the top 5% of the Hilton Garden Inns in the Indianapolis region. Next time you're looking for hotels near Indianapolis, you'll know where to look for guaranteed satisfaction.

Dubai Sheik Palace

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The Indiana State Museum Delivers Once Again

Only six blocks from our luxurious Indianapolis area hotel, the Indiana State Museum is paying tribute to the infamous James Dean in their "Eternal James Dean" collection until June 2nd. In this exhibit, people will be able to see photographs and documents outlining the actor's life. Personal items he owned while alive will also be featured, such as his 955 500cc Triumph motorcycle and his uncle's 1949 Ford that Dean used during high school.

Dean has proven a particularly enigmatic character and an idol throughout the midwest. This exhibit shows his Indiana roots, emphasizing his teen years in Fairmount, Indiana. The exhibit takes a look into the time he spent at UCLA for college, as well as the brief time he lived in NYC. Since this youthful actor died at age 24, the years he spent in Indiana are a prime focus of the exhibit. Although having passed at such a young age, James Dean is known for his roles in "Rebel Without a Cause," "East of Eden," and "Giant." It is interesting because many actors living three times as long as Dean are not nearly as well-known as he is. Even teens in this day and age recognize his name despite the fact that he died in a car crash so long ago.

To get the full experience understand the "king of cool," book a room with our Indianapolis downtown hotel. Since we are so close to the exhibit, you won't have to worry about spending large sums of money to rent a car. In addition to the exhibit on James Dean, the Indiana State Museum will be featuring "The Lincolns: Five Generations of an American Family" until August 4th. So what are you waiting for? Check out our Indianapolis hotel packages right away!

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Rock 'N Roll Fans, Don't Miss a Beat!

The best of the guitar world is here. That's right, "Guitars! Roundups to Rockers" has opened at the Eiteljorg Musem. Over 100 guitars owned by some of the greatest guitarists in the world will be displayed now through August 4th. To take full advantage of this exhibit, we've got hotel deals Indianapolis -- just for you!

This wonderful exhibit features guitars played by Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Roy Rogers, Les Paul, Buddy Holly and more. This is a once in a lifetime chance to see guitars one would normally have to travel all over the country or world to gain access to. If you stay at our downtown Indy hotel, though, you're about a mile away from these famed axes! Not only does Guitars! focus on the instruments of these artists, but also on the artists themselves. These artists include Jerry Garcia, Metallica, The Decemberists, Sleater-Kinney, Keith Richards, Gene Autry, and many more of course. As you can see, there's quite a variety of musicians that are being featured. There is sure to be someone or something of interest to all music lovers out there.

Those coming in from out of town should check our Indianapolis area hotel so they can spend a few days experiencing all that this exhibit (and city) have to offer. Guitars! Roundups to Rockers features quite a bit of interactive content aimed to teach individuals about Western music and the greats who have revolutionized it. Live performances and guitar instruction will be available at the exhibit. A guitar "corral" will be hosted by Fender Guitar.  Performances by Riders in the Sky and The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band will be held on May 11th and June 1st respectively. Check out our Indianapolis hotel packages to keep you comfortable while you spend your days rocking out!

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