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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Hotel Accommodations Indianapolis for MotoGP 2014

The MotoGP World Championship is going to be back in Indianapolis for the seventh time in 2014. The Red Bull GP will be held from August 8 to 10 on a revamped motorbike circuit to create super exciting action.

This year, the dates are a week earlier than the previous years. This championship has provided a great deal of excitement to add to the diversity of Indianapolis Motor Speedway ever since its inauguration in 2008.

Riders in Moto2, Moto3, and MotoGP will compete on the revamped course on August 10 2014. IMS officials have worked with Dorna Sports and FIM to create a 2.645-mile 16-turn circuit that is laden with exciting new braking zones and turn configurations to create more passing opportunities.

The complete infield circuit area will be renovated to create a smoother and more uniform racing surface. Visitors can witness counter clockwise on-track motorcycle action at IMS if they book at the right time. Since it is always a very large convention, racing fans are usually unable to get a hotel room. To make sure that you get comfortable hotels near Indianapolis, book early. Contact us and we can save a deluxe guest room for you and take care that you enjoy the MotoGP 2014 to the fullest.

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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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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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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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An Opportunity AT&T Employees Can't Refuse

The Hilton Garden Inn is now offering HHonors™ Gold status to AT&T employees. Those who work for AT&T are eligible to be fast tracked into the program. In order to reap the benefits of HHonors™ Gold status, employees need to stay at the Hilton four times in the 90-day period following signing up for the program. Interested AT&T employees who frequently find themselves looking for hotels near Bankers Life Fieldhouse should jump on this deal as soon as possible to make their traveling easier.

What are the perks of this program anyway? HHonors™ Gold status gives you multiple opportunities, such as complimentary Internet access (and it's high-speed too), free upgrades to better rooms, and a 25% increase in Bonus Points for each stay, while racking up frequent flyer miles. Gold status also allows members access to the My Way program. This program gives members a choice between several perks. An example of the types of choices My Way participants have would be complimentary breakfast vs. 750 extra Bonus Points. Both are great perks, so it just depends on the individual's personal preference.

Bonus Points give members the chance to collect enough to be able to stay at any Hilton-affiliated Hotels for free. These include:

  • Waldorf Astoria Hotels
  • Conrad Hotels
  • Hilton Hotels
  • DoubleTree
  • Embassy Suites
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Hampton Inn
  • Homewood Suites
  • Home 2 Suites
  • Hilton Grand Vacations

As you can see, this list includes us. AT&T employees looking for an Indianapolis area hotel will be pleased to know they can use their Bonus Points at our very own Hilton Garden Inn. Interested participants should talk to their travel manager to book a hotel room in our Indianapolis downtown hotel or call 800-548-8690 to sign up for HHonors™ Gold status.

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We've Got a Hotel Deal, Indianapolis! Just in Time for the Indians' Games

Let's just admit it: we all love our Indianapolis Indians. No matter where you're from in Indiana or even if you're not from this state, you can appreciate how fun their games are. Because of this, we offer so many different Indianapolis hotel packages to provide a comfortable place for fans to stay. If you've traveled across half of the state to see a few of their games, you certainly don't want to be stuck staying at a cheap hotel! Your comfort is our #1 priority, which is why we take great pride in keeping our rooms clean and turning them into a home away from home.

Since we appreciate your love for the Indians, we are also proud that our own newly renovated hotel Indianapolis is close to the field they play at, Victory Field. This is why it's important that you go with one of our downtown Indy hotel when you want to see them play. You won't have to spend as much money traveling to and from the field as you would with a hotel outside of the downtown area. No one wants to spend the majority of their vacation time traveling back and forth on the same roads. Wouldn't you rather spend this time watching the games and sightseeing? That's what we thought, too!

Book your Indianapolis hotel accommodations at our downtown three star hotel Indianapolis today!

To help you plan out your trip, here's a list of the Indians' home games this April 2013:

  • Thursday April 4th at 7:05 p.m. vs. Columbus Clippers
  • Friday April 5th at 7:15 p.m. vs. Columbus Clippers
  • Saturday April 6th at 7:05 p.m. vs. Columbus Clippers
  • Sunday April 7th at 1:35 p.m. vs. Columbus Clippers
  • Monday April 8th at 7:05 p.m. vs. Toledo Mud Hens
  • Tuesday April 9th at 7:05 p.m. vs. Toledo Mud Hens
  • Wednesday April 10th at 1:35 p.m. vs. Toledo Mud Hens
  • Sunday April 21st at 1:35 p.m. vs. Louisville Bats
  • Monday April 22nd at 7:05 p.m. vs. Louisville Bats
  • Tuesday April 23rd at 7:05 p.m. vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • Wednesday April 24th at 11:05 a.m. vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • Thursday April 25th at 7:05 p.m. vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • Friday April 26th at 7:15 p.m. vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • Saturday April 27th at 7:05 p.m. vs. Gwinnett Braves
  • Sunday April 28th at 1:35 p.m. vs. Gwinnett Braves
  • Monday April 29th at 7:05 p.m. vs. Gwinnett Braves
  • Tuesday April 30th at 11:05 a.m. vs. Gwinnett Braves

Buy your tickets asap, and don't miss out!

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Ready for the Best Hotel Deal, Indianapolis? Prospective College Students Can Save Money Through Us

Incoming or prospective college students looking for hotels near Indianapolis will be pleased to find out that we offer a special university rate for them. Our Indianapolis Downtown hotel is a perfect spot, putting you right in the middle of of the city, no matter what college or university you seek! If you're planning to visit Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and are checking out downtown Indy hotels, we have got you covered. IUPUI, Butler University, and Ivy Tech all even recommend our services to those coming in from out of town to visit college. We also are not very far from the Indianapolis Airport so that you can reduce gas mileage. This will, along with our rates, will help you save money.

Since these schools are partnered with us, anyone who reserves a room with us will pay the special university rate, which includes either self-parking or breakfast, rather than just the normal rate for a hotel room. IUPUI, Butler University, and Ivy Tech students, teachers, and family members will receive discounted rates for single and double occupancy rooms, which come with complimentary Wi-Fi, refigerator and microwave. You really can't beat the location; our downtown Indy hotel is located in the center of the city with easy access to these three universities. We also have special rates available for the Butler and IUPUI commencement ceremonies. We are one of the hotels near Indianapolis Convention Center, where the IUPUI commencement will take place on Sunday, May 12 this year.

Even prospective students looking to visit Marian University, University of Indianapolis, Art Institute of Indianapolis, Harrison College, Brown Mackie College and Franklin College can take advantage of our great location and low prices. Visiting downtown Indianapolis can really give you a feel for the culture and help you make your decision about which college to attend. Choose the downtown Indy hotel smack dab in the middle of it all for a full experience, and book hotel room Indianapolis in advance to get 25% off!*

Reservation links:

Don't forget to take in a Butler Men's Basketball game while in town!








*Advanced purchase rate plan only; full prepayment, no cancel, no refund. Does not apply to university rates.


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Searching Desperately for a Discount Hotel Indianapolis for the World Spirit Federation Indy Showdown? We've Got You Covered.

Cheerleaders and cheer fans alike should rest easier knowing we have some great Indianapolis hotel packages for them. With the World Spirit Federation Indy Showdown coming up, look no further for a better hotel deal. The Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Indianapolis can give you what you need. Because the hotel is located in the same area as the competition, you'll have an easy trek to it and won't have to spend too long traveling. We know how important it is for participants, judges, and interested family members to get to the Convention Center without any problems. We also provide some space if you're looking to use an Indianapolis meeting hotel simply to get together with other participants and interested parties before the Indy Showdown.

If you're just now hearing about this event, you should know that you and your team of cheerleaders or dancers can participate if you register and pay at least eight days before the event! The competition features categories for both dance and cheer and great seating for anyone who wants to witness it. The Indy Showdown 2013 takes place from December 21st until the 22nd of this year. While registrants have to pay to participate, spectators get in free. Since the event lasts a full two days, starting to look for hotels near Indianapolis Convention Center is a good idea. Luckily, we are located so close to the arena that it's worthwhile to look into our current Indianapolis hotel packages, especially if you want to see who will qualify for the United States All Star Federation.

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Looking for a Hotel Deal Indianapolis?

If you're a fan of the Pacers or coming in from out of town to see one of their games, we've got just what you're looking for. Located a mere two blocks from Bankers Life Fieldhouse, we are the hotel with the most wonderful deals. This is especially perfect because if you know anything about the Pacers, you know their home games are located at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. In the month of February alone, they are playing seven games there! These games start on February 8th and last until the 28th. Don't wait or hesitate! Book a hotel room in the surrounding area with us today.

If you're worried about finding hotels near Conseco Fieldhouse, concern yourself no more. We love our local team, and we love basketball, just like you. Being so close to the arena means we know what our sports-loving guests want and need. Who wants to pay for a hotel and then have to drive hours to get to the game? No one, and we understand that. This is why we're conveniently located so close to the arena. We can provide you with what you need while you can spend more time relaxing here instead of driving. If you're looking for an Indianapolis area hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn truly is your best option. Because we care that you see the games you want to see, here's a list of the Pacer's home game dates:

  • Friday Feb. 8th - vs. Toronto
  • Monday Feb. 11th - vs. Brooklyn
  • Wednesday Feb. 13th - vs. Charlotte
  • Wednesday Feb. 20th - vs. New York
  • Friday Feb. 22nd - vs. Detroit
  • Tuesday Feb. 26th - vs. Golden State
  • Thursday Feb. 28th - vs. L.A. Clippers

Book your room today to make sure you get your hotel reservations Indianapolis! We want you to keep close to the action.

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Traveling to the Indy 500 and Brickyard 400 Races? Looking for Hotel Accommodations Indianapolis?

If there is one thing that comes to mind when people think of Indy, it's usually the Indy 500.  There's no doubt that we are known for being a racing town. 

The 2013 Indianapolis 500 takes place on Sunday, May 26.  Here's an outline of the events and dates:

  • Saturday, May 18 - Pole Day for the 2013 Indy 500
  • Sunday, May 19 - Bump Day for the 2013 Indy 500
  • Friday, May 24 - Miller Lite Carb Day and IZOD in the Performance Pit
  • Saturday, May 25 - Legends Day at Indy 500
  • Sunday, May 26 - Race Day!

The 2013 Brickyard 400 is a few months later - the Super Weekend takes place July 25-28, 2013. You can learn more about the schedules, directions, tickets and event info on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's website.

If you are coming to Indy this year for either the Indy 500 or the Brickyard 400 races, you might need to find an Indianapolis area hotel like ours.

If you're traveling as a group, you might be interested in our Indianapolis group travel packages.  Be sure to call Camille Lauer 317-405-5709 for group deals.

Have you been to these races?  What do you like most about them?  Where do you usually stay?  In a hotel or do you camp out with friends and family?

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Hilton HHonors Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale Offers Great 2013 Deals

Do you and your spouse desperately need some time away from the kids but can’t swing the funds or take the time off needed to go on a lavish vacation?  Are you just looking for something different to do and want to get a taste of downtown Indy without emptying your wallet?  If either of these are the case, a quick weekend getaway may be the perfect option for you.  With the Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale you can treat yourself to an affordable, guilt-free weekend staying at the downtown Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn and enjoying all of the events Indy has to offer.  Make your hotel reservations Indianapolis by January 31, 2013 and enjoy the benefits of saving up to 40% off on weekend visits all year long.

Won’t be spending the weekend in Indy?  No worries; the offer still stands at any participating hotels and resorts within the Hilton HHonors portfolio for up to 40% off in any weekend during 2013.  When it comes to a discount hotel Indianapolis, you will find one of the best deals available with the Hilton HHonors Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale.  If you are not yet a member of the Hilton HHonors program, there’s still time to sign up.  Joining is free and you can start earning points ASAP; before you know it, you’ll find yourself earning a great hotel deal Indianapolis.  Book your hotel room Indianapolis today and enjoy a 2013 filled with affordable weekends of fun.

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Hoosier Holiday Hotel Deals - Staycation in Indy!

Do you have a tight budget this year but would still like to do something nice for your sweetie or something nice for your family? Do your kids love to swim and you'd love to treat them to a night in the pool? What about those distant relatives coming in town for Christmas?  Do you need to wrap up holiday shopping at Circle Centre Mall?  Have you always wanted to come to Indy, but needed to fit it in the budget?

Here's your chance to find a discount hotel Indianapolis.

Now through 1/6/13, Indiana residents only (or at least someone in the party must have a valid Indiana ID) can take advantage of Hoosier Holidays

In-state residents can take advantage of up to 50% off rates at top hotels like our three star hotel downtown Indianapolis as well as discounts to Indianapolis holiday events and attractions.

Here is a quick list of the holiday events and attractions that Indiana residents can take advantage of in addition to a hotel room:

  • Indiana Repertory Theatre - Start the holiday spirit off right watching A Christmas Carol
  • Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre - Have dinner and see a show!
  • Eiteljorg Museum - Discount on admission and check out the annual Jingle Rails exhibit
  • Indianapolis Zoo - Discount on admission - bring the kids and enjoy Christmas at the Zoo.

Can we help you with your hotel room Indianapolis while you are in town?  Find our hotel in the Hoosier Holiday Hotel Deals and join us this holiday season!


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HGI First Quarter 2013 Event Planner Promotion Offers Deals for Advance Meeting Reservations

If you are looking for the ideal place at which to schedule next year’s meetings, events, or conferences, look no further: the historic hotel Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn is guaranteed to be the perfect venue for you.  Start 2013 on the right foot before the year even begins by booking Indianapolis meeting hotel rooms for all of your upcoming meeting and events!  The HGI First Quarter 2013 Event Planner Promotion begins November 29, and by booking meetings and events held next year between January 1 and April 6, you will be able to partake in it.  This promotion gives you triple Event Planner HHonors points, plus a 5% rebate to the master account on the guest rooms!

If you want to take advantage of this opportunity, please request the “First Quarter 2013 Event Planner Promotion” when making your reservation.  Standard Event Planner Program terms & conditions apply, but airline miles will not apply to this promotion.  The master account rebate applies to guest room revenue.  Click here or call the hotel directly for more information.  And if you want a discount hotel Indianapolis for your upcoming meetings or events throughout the first quarter of 2013, be sure to make a reservation at the Downtown Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn starting a week after Thanksgiving.

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Spend New Year’s Eve Celebrating Near Historic Hotel Indianapolis

New Year’s Eve is a great holiday to spend in the heart of downtown Indianapolis.  Whether you and your partner are looking for a romantic way to ring in the New Year or you want fun for the whole family, Indianapolis offers a variety of events for your enjoyment:

Countdown to Noon
Wanting to celebrate the New Year as a family but have some young ones that just won’t be able to stay up until the midnight mark?  Visit The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and, free with the price of admission, enjoy a “countdown to noon” to experience New Year’s Eve fun at a reasonable hour.  Both you and your children will enjoy a variety of activities and music to celebrate the end of the year in style.  Call (317) 334-3322 for more information.  

New Year’s Eve Murder at the Propylaeum
Instead of celebrating the New Year in a traditional manner, why not do something different this year?  The Propylaeum will host a special New Year’s celebration, complete with food and drink—and a murder to be solved.  Be sure to dress festively!  The party starts at 7 pm and will go until midnight (if you want to tour the historic house, arrive at 6 pm); reservations are required.  The price is $50 per person plus tax and gratuity; call (317) 638-7881 to reserve New Year’s plans that you will never forget!

Porter Robinson
If traditional is your style, you might consider spending New Year’s Eve dancing the night away.  Taking place both December 30 and December 31, this DJ hosted event promises to sell out quickly.  Purchase your tickets online or call (773) 598-0852 for more information.  Must be age 17+ to enter.

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball
Add a little mystique to your New Year’s Eve this year by attending a masquerade ball!  The 6th annual Stella Artois New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball is complete with live music by Yellow Rickshaw and host Paul Poteet to keep the party hopping!  There will be costume contests and prizes that you don’t want to miss!  The event goes from 8:45 pm until 2:00 am and is 21+ only.  

Circoc the New Year
One of Indy’s biggest New Year’s events, Ciroc the New Year will take place at the top of Regions Bank Tower, where guests will be able to have a 360 degree view of downtown.  For only $125, you will have access to live DJs, hors d’oeurves, and the premium top shelf bar.  For more information on special VIP packages, call 317-658-0085 or email 

Are you coming to Indy for one of these events and need a hotel room Indianapolis?  Or were you thinking that if you could find a hotel deal Indianapolis then you might spend a special night out with your sweetie?  If so, we can help.  Please contact us to learn more about our hotel accommodations.

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Indianapolis Hotel Packages and Lower Rate Options Available for an Indy Christmastime

October is almost over, which means that it is time to begin making those holiday hotel reservations!  If you are looking for a discount hotel Indianapolis to stay at during the Christmas season, the Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn Downtown may just be the perfect place for you.  Lower rates are available for the week of Christmas, and the spacious accommodations of the Hilton Garden Inn are a nice alternative from being crammed on the pull-out couch with some random cousins. 

Hotel packages are also a great way to spend just a little more but get a lot in return; visit our website to see what Hotel Deal Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn can offer you.  Advance purchase rates are also available; they will be a discount from the normal rate of the Indianapolis area hotel, but are only for those who know they will not cancel their reservations; the rate is a no cancel/no refund policy as soon as the reservation is confirmed. 

So if you don’t want to stay with crazy Uncle Rufus over the holidays or just want to do something a little special while away from family over the holiday week, give us a call and put a little extra merriment into your Christmas season.

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Stay with Us for Black Friday to Beat the Crowds

It won’t be long before the holiday shopping season begins, and as the longer days of Autumn approach, many people begin planning their annual jaunt into the hallowed halls of Black Friday shopping history.

Black Friday is November 23rd this year, and if things go according to tradition, people will be lining up before sunrise to get the latest deals on gifts for friends and family. There’s certainly an advantage in having accommodations close to the mall in order to arrive early and beat the crowds to those very special deals!

So, why not take advantage of our Indianapolis hotel packages for this special occasion? Our Circle Centre Shopping package includes room, breakfast for two and a $50 American Express Gift Card. Since we are located just a block and a half from the Circle Centre Mall, you’ll save commute time and easily make the head of the line at your favorite shop, boutique or department store.

And after a long day of fighting the crowds in the mall, you’ll be able to come back to a clean and comfortable hotel room. Sit back and relax. Take a refreshing swim in the heated pool or a relaxing soak in the hot tub. You might even order room service and enjoy a movie or video game on the in-room flat screen high definition TV. Whatever you decide, our historic hotel Indianapolis location makes it convenient and stress-free to shop for the holidays. For reservations for our luxury hotel accommodations Indianapolis residents and visitors may give us a call at (317) 955-9700 or visit our reservation website.

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Plan Now for the Winter Holidays 2012

While the heat of summer may have you wishing for cooler weather, you can always dream of a winter white wonderland by planning for the holidays now. Meeting and banquet room reservations fill up fast particularly as fall approaches so it’s really time to start thinking about the holidays in order to reserve your spot before it’s too late.

Companies delight in hosting their holiday parties in our historic hotel Indianapolis ballroom, the Benjamin Harrison, or dining and dancing on our historic Mezzanine. This year you can make this event one to remember for many years to come by booking early.

We’re even offering special party packages with 10 percent discount per person on food and waiving both the meeting room rental and bartender fees. Overnight guests also benefit with a full breakfast in the morning, and each event includes one complimentary suite night for every 15 rooms booked. Our holiday special is based upon availability so don’t miss this great hotel deal Indianapolis Downtown.

Call to schedule your next social event or holiday party at the green hotel Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn by contacting our Catering Sales Manager, Celia Belden, at (317) 405-5711. She may also be reached by email at

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Indianapolis Downtown Hotel Goes Green with Clean the World Soap Recycling

Our green hotel Indianapolis is becoming a whole lot greener and cleaner in 2012 with our participation in the Clean the World soap recycling program.  This innovative program collects and recycles products such as soap, shampoo and lotion that is typically discarded by hotels and bed and breakfast locations. The organization then recycles these items to create new products that are donated to homeless shelters and impoverished nations that suffer from high mortality rates because of infection.

With over 10 million bars of soap and hundreds of thousands of pounds of shampoo and conditioning products recycled, the program eliminates tons of waste while helping to keep those in need clean. Our housekeeping department works to collect leftover hygiene products and then place in provided bins for collection by the Clean the World Recycling Center. Soaps are sanitized to remove any bacteria and repackaged for distribution.

This is just one of the ways our Indianapolis Downtown hotel is committed to providing sustainable solutions that benefit our customers and the environment. For hotel reservations Indianapolis visitors can call our reservation hotline at (317) 955-9700 or visit our informative website to learn about special hotel packages, weekend getaway deals and event planning assistance.

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3 Reasons To Do Rib America Festival Indianapolis

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Rib America Festival.  Downtown Indianapolis.  Labor Day weekend.  2012.

You know this is one of my absolute favorite annual events in downtown Indianapolis if you pay attention to the blog.  I remember going even when I was in high school, driving 30+ minutes to come downtown at the Murat Centre parking lot.  The event has long since outgrown that small lot and now calls Military Park its home.

My top three reason you should do Rib America Festival this year:

1. GREAT FOOD - Of course this event is all about the eats.  Presented by Indiana Pork Farmers, you have the opportunity to sample some great smoked, dry rubbed or slathered meat from around the country.  Ribs, rib tips, pulled port, chicken,'s all there.  Corn bread, spiral cut potatoes, tons of sauces, grilled corn, funnel's all there.  Yes, they serve booze, too.


Let's kick things off with Friday night's lineup featuring:

  • Duke Tomatoe & The Power Trio - 5-6:30pm
  • Eddie Money - 7-8:30pm
  • George Clinton & The Parliament Funkadelic - 9-10:30pm

Saturday's lineup is something different for Rib Fest this year and I am SO excited to see this change in the schedule.  They are presenting a jam band day, which I will not miss.

  • Upshot - 12-1pm
  • Infamous Stringdusters - 1:30-2:30pm
  • Twin Cats - 3-4:30pm
  • The Werks - 5-6:30pm
  • Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk - 7-8:30pm
  • moe. - 9-11pm


  • Picture Yes - 12:30-2pm
  • Hunter Smith Band - 2:45-4:15pm
  • TBA - 5-6:30pm
  • Night Ranger - 7:15-8:45pm
  • Tesla - 9:30-11pm


  • Flatbed Twitch - 12-1:30
  • Dude - 2-3:30pm
  • Blue Oyster Cult - 4-5:30pm
  • Cheap Trick - 6-7:30pm


Always one of the best elements at any type of festival.  It's great to sit around and watch people walk, or stumble, by.  Check out the crowd having a great time.  Talk to your fellow festival-goers to find out which stand has the best sauce, best ribs, best deal.

The Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown is proud to be the Official Hotel sponsor of this year's Rib America Festival...for the fifth consecutive year!  Our three star hotel downtown Indianapolis has some great offers for you as we partner once again with this year's festivities:

Rib America Indianapolis Hotel Package - Ribs & More includes your overnight guest room, breakfast for two in the restaurant, two admission tickets and 20 food and beverage tickets to use at Rib America Festival.  Click the link to find out more!

Rib America Indianapolis Hotel Deal - ROOM ONLY RATE includes only your Indianapolis hotel accommodations.

You may even run into the winner of this year's people's choice award...or a musician if you stay with us!

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