I remember when Circle Centre Mall opened. I was not yet in high school and would visit a shop called The Junkyard in order to get Manic Panic hair color in and Hard Candy nail polish. The mall has come a long way since then and I no longer have to ask Mom for a ride. Working at one of the downtown Indy hotels near Circle Centre Mall, I can visit on my lunch break or after work. It's less than a two block walk.
Forbes released an article a couple of weeks ago listing The Best Shopping Cities in the U.S. Indianapolis was ranked 5th among the list. Castleton Square Mall, the largest mall in the state with over 130 retail stores, was singled out in the article. Indianapolis has almost 6,000 retail locations, 18 shopping centers and a low sales tax (7%) compared to the big boys like New York and L.A.
A writer for the Indy Star says, "Maybe it's no surprise we're among the best, since the headquarters of Simon Property Group, the No. 1 shopping mall owner in the U.S., are located in Downtown Indianapolis."
Would you like to experience some of the great shopping Indy has to offer on your next trip? The Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown has some great Indianapolis hotel packages, including our Circle Centre Shopping Package. This hotel deal includes a gift bag from Simon Malls, a $100 American Express gift card and breakfast for two in the hotel's Great American Grill. Call the hotel to make your reservations today! 317-955-9700