Thursday, October 11, 2012 by
‘Tis the season for screaming! With the crisp autumn air and the turning of the leaves comes the craving for candy apples and ghostly thrills. If you plan on taking a Halloween getaway this year, make hotel reservations Indianapolis and enjoy Indy’s variety of haunted houses, many just a short drive from the hotel. The Indianapolis Children’s Museum—the largest children's museum in the world—is hosting two such haunts from October 13-31 as part of their 49th annual Wicked Workshop. Perfect for all ages, the Workshop offers a Lights On show for your little pumpkins who might scare easily, as well as Defender Direct’s Frightening Hours for those older kids who dare to be scared. Visit their website to purchase tickets and get more information.
If the Wicked Workshop doesn’t sound wicked enough for you, below are some other haunted attractions just a short distance away from our three star hotel downtown Indianapolis hotel:
Frite Lodge. Visiting Frite Lodge is a great way to help the needy while enjoying Halloween fun. This non-profit haunted house is run by volunteers in support of local Indiana food pantries.
Necropolis: City of Perpetual Darkness. One of Haunted Attractions Magazine’s top 25 haunts, Necropolis features a haunted experience spooky enough to satisfy daring kids and bold adults alike, as this attraction is not one for the very young or faint of heart.
Terror on Terrace Haunted Hayride. Be sure to get in a good old-fashioned hayride on your Halloweekend getaway. Complete with frightening surprises and spooky thrills, this hayride allows you to enjoy a beautiful October evening while enjoying Indy’s greatest frights.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by
What could be better than an evening cheering for your favorite basketball team? How about cheering for your favorite basketball team and simultaneously supporting a good cause? You can do just that by attending the Close the Gap Crossroads Classic, a basketball tournament at the Banker’s Life Fieldhouse between Butler University, Indiana University, University of Notre Dame and Purdue University. With all proceeds combatting heart disease and four of America’s best college teams playing against each other, the Classic is not something you want to miss. Tickets go on sale November 17 at 10 am and can be purchased at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse box office, any Ticketmaster location, by phone at (800) 745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
After a long day of basketball, enjoy a well-deserved evening of relaxation in a spacious room at a historic hotel Indianapolis. Staying at the Hilton Garden Inn, Butler University’s preferred hotel, allows you to be close to the Classic as well as other downtown attractions after the games have concluded. You can enjoy a couples’ date night swing dancing at the Fountain Square Theatre,take the kids to the Children’s Museum, or just spend a low-key evening unwinding in the room. Pick up the phone or make hotel reservations Indianapolis online as soon as possible before rooms are sold out in preparation for the event. Availability at our Indianapolis downtown hotel is limited!
Sunday, October 14, 2012 by
The arrival of October means many things: brisker weather, leaves changing colors, and a night of trick-or-treating fun, to name just a few. But to many, the beginning of October signifies one other very important event: the arrival of basketball season. The Indiana Pacers start their season October 31 with an away game against Toronto, and will play at home for the first time on November 3. Spend an evening on the court cheering for your favorite Indy player, and follow it up with a night of well-deserved relaxation by snuggling it up at our nearby green hotel Indianapolis.
If you’re a Pacers season ticket holder, consider looking at our Indianapolis hotel packages; discounts are often offered for those of you who book early!
Listed below for your scheduling convenience is the Pacers’ home schedule so you can begin planning your basketball-filled fall.
Indiana Pacers Home Games:
November 21---New Orleans
November 23---San Antonio
January 10---New York
February 20---New York
February 26---Golden State
February 28---L.A. Clippers
March 15---L.A. Lakers
Monday, September 24, 2012 by
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.
Thursday, September 13, 2012 by
What’s better than the Circle of Lights event in Downtown Indy? The 50th anniversary of this much loved holiday tradition, that’s what!
After having your fill of turkey, stuffing and apple pie on Thanksgiving Day, join thousands of Indy residents and visitors at this special celebration to kick off the special winter season on Friday, November 23, 2012. The Contractors of Quality Connection and Electrical Workers of IBEW 481 put on this joyful gathering each year at Monument Circle when they turn on the holiday lights at the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument. With live shows featuring Santa and his elves, children delight in the toy soldiers, candy, ornaments and trains that decorate the entire area.
The lights shine in all their brilliant glory from the Friday after Thanksgiving until January, and families from all around share every year in this beautiful tradition including the coloring contest for kids. Not to be missed is the talent search audition, which takes place September 25th and September 29th. Visit the Circle of Lights website to learn more about auditions and participation rules.
Downtown Indy hotels share in the holiday festivities with plenty of decorations and lights to complement the holiday spirit found in the Circle of Lights event. For hotels near Indianapolis holiday attractions throughout the season, you need look no further than our newly renovated hotel Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn. Give us a call today at (317) 955-9700 to reserve your room or visit our hotel reservations site online.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 by
The historic hotel Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn Downtown is committed to bringing quality accommodations to our guests while making sure they are satisfied with every aspect of their stay. For July 2012, we are proud to announcement our top 10 status out of all Hilton Garden Inns for the Midwest Region.
The Midwest region is composed of other locations in Cincinnati and Dayton, Indiana, Kentucky, St. Louis, Missouri and parts of Illinois including the Downtown Chicago area and hotels south of Interstate 80. When guests stay at a Hilton Garden Inn location, they are given surveys to rank their satisfaction with their time spent at the hotel.
Our hotel accommodations Indianapolis location received the following rankings by our guests:
#1 for Problem Resolution
#2 for Least Problems Experienced
#2 for Overall Service and
#9 for Loyalty (returning guests)
Our deluxe amenities and superior quality service shines in everything we do, and Indy guests enjoy our conveniently located hotel right in the heart of Downtown. Our services include free internet, heated pool and spa, fitness center and room service. With over 6,500 square feet of meeting space and onsite catering, our Indianapolis meeting hotel can handle large events, meetings, conferences and weddings with ease. Give us a call for reservations for your next trip to Indianapolis or contact our event specialists for information about planning your next meeting or conference today.
Thursday, August 16, 2012 by
September promises to bring many tennis enthusiasts to Indy for the IndyTennis Classic 2012. Hosted by GLTA World Tour, this 3 day event will be held September 8th to the 10th at the West Indy Racquet Club.
Of the many Downtown Indy Hotels, our hotel is TAG approved meaning we enforce non-discriminatory policies for LGBT diversity. Our amenities and superior customer service promise to make you feel right at home as you enjoy all the attractions that make Indy a great spot for vacation all year long. So come for the tennis tournament and stay for some extra fun as you enjoy the historic Downtown area, Circle Centre Mall, theaters, professional sports and fine dining.
Downtown Indy offers visitors to the area plenty of cultural and social attractions that make any stay in the city special. Our historic hotel Indianapolis location is conveniently located in the heart of the cultural district and only 15 minutes from the West Indy Racquet Club. Our guest room block is open to those who want to stay in a historic place with modern amenities such as fitness center, indoor heated pool and room service. For hotel accommodations Indianapolis guests and tennis enthusiasts may call our reservation hotline at (317) 955-9700 or book your stay right online.
Thursday, August 23, 2012 by
For two days of cheer and dance, there’s nothing like the World Spirit Federation (WSF) Indy Showdown. This weekend event serves as the world bid qualifying event for entry into the largest national championships in the United States.
The cheer and dance championship will be held December 8th and 9th in the Indianapolis Convention Center in Downtown Indy, and discounted early registration is presently available on the WSF website or by phone.
Parents, coaches and visitors to the area will appreciate free admission to the event, and participants may arrive on Friday before the competition for final registration and practice time for routines. Grand champions receive award plaques, banners and sling bags along with the prestigious title granted by the WSF.
For Downtown Indianapolis hotels, the Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown is proud to be part of the reservation block hosted by Traveling Teams for the 2012 to 2013 season. For Indianapolis hotel packages, please visit the site to reserve your rooms. Our hotel is only 5 blocks from the Convention Center and features a fitness center, indoor pool and spa in addition to lovely accommodations that will make you feel right at home as you travel to this exciting cheer event.
Thursday, August 30, 2012 by
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.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 by
The Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 2012 brings racers to a beautiful city for a scenic racing event for runners of all levels. For the 5th year, the Indianapolis Marathon will begin and end in Downtown Indy at the Indiana State Capital. Scheduled for November 3rd, racers and spectators alike will enjoy the scenic highlights of the city on this Boston qualifying course.
With last year’s participation at record levels, this year’s event promises to set the pace even higher. Participants may register online or by mail for the marathon, half marathon or 5K. The course features flat, level ground with very few hills and is certified by the USA Track & Field. Runners and walkers will see all the major buildings and historic monuments that add distinction to Downtown Indy.
The Marathon donates to local charities to aid in youth health education, combat delinquency, promote community and fundraise for charities that align with their mission. Over $250,000 has been donated to charities that benefit Indianapolis public schools.
For Downtown Indy hotels the Monumental Marathon housing manager offers reservations on their site in order to book your stay during the racing events and expo. As a participating Indianapolis Downtown hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown offers a convenient location near the Capital Building and marathon activities. Reservations may be booked directly through the Marathon lodging site, and for stays any other time of year, contact the hotel directly online or by phone at (317) 955-9700.
Friday, July 20, 2012 by
There’s nothing like football to get the fall sports season started, and this year Indianapolis is sure to bring on the action with the Circle City Classic 2012. Lucas Oil Stadium will be center stage October 6th when South Carolina State University competes against North Carolina Central University in what promises to be a thrilling football game honoring the 28 year tradition of the Classic.
Founded in 1984, the Circle City Classic has lived up to its reputation of offering competitive football challenges with year round programming for youth development and opportunities. Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster or at the ticket offices of Lucas Oil Stadium or the Indiana Black Expo.
For hotels near Lucas Oil Stadium, the Circle City Classic housing manager offers lodging and hotel information right on their website. The housing deadline is set for August 30th so it is important for locals and visitors to reserve rooms as soon as possible. For information about reserving a room at any of the Downtown Indy hotels that are part of the convention housing block, visit the lodging page on the Classic’s website. Our historic hotel Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn is part of the lodging program so reservations to stay for this event may be made directly on the Circle City Classic page.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 by
This September home technology professionals will enjoy visiting Indianapolis for the latest in home security, entertainment, health, energy and automation. The CEDIA Expo 2012 will host their trade show September 5th to September 8th at the Indiana Convention Center in Downtown Indy.
This event promises to be the learning and networking adventure in residential electronics. Attendees will find information about the new technology in environment control, home security, lighting and theater. Professionals that work in this industry will also benefit from the experience of attending this leading trade conference especially for free training and CEDIA University coursework. Online registration is open through August 31st on the Expo website.
For hotels near Indianapolis Convention Center and the event, the convention housing manager also offers reservations on their site as well. Our star hotel downtown Indianapolis is included in the trade show’s reservation block. Local residents and guests to the area can plan on staying in our luxury accommodations that are nearby the event and local area attractions including fine dining, historic sites, theater and shopping. Our Hilton Garden Inn Conference Hotel Indianapolis offers full service restaurant and lounge, a fitness center, swimming pool, hot tub and free internet.
Friday, July 13, 2012 by
There’s nothing like gaming to wind down the fun-filled summer days, and this August, Gen Con Indy 2012 will bring on the gaming action at the Indiana Convention Center. This long running, 44 year old gaming convention brings gamers and enthusiasts back year after year with all the great exhibits, costumes and games. The event runs from August 16th to August 19th with plenty of activities for gaming fans, families and serious gamers.
With important days for the trades, very important gamers and family fun, the convention covers every genre including fantasy, sci-fi, adventure and hobby gaming so there’s a little bit of something for everyone. At the event, the gaming industry also offers sneak peeks of new games and the latest releases so that fans will be in-the-know before all their friends. For registration information, see the Indy Gen Con website.
For Downtown Indy Hotels that are part of the Gen Con Indy hotel & housing bureau, see the convention’s hotel registration site information to book reservations through the housing manager. Our Indianapolis Downtown Hotel is one of the premier hotels near Indianapolis Convention Center and also part of the convention housing blocks so be sure to check for our information on the convention’s site.
Thursday, June 7, 2012 by
When you stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown, you know you’re staying at one of the premier Downtown Indy hotels. Our superior customer service and luxury accommodations bring together both history and style to create a guest experience entirely unique for every type of traveler. And just one more reason to stay with us – we’ve earned the 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!
For hotel accommodations Indianapolis travelers have consistently rated our hotel as excellent on the TripAdvisor.com website. The site is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Every year, hotels, restaurants and attractions are selected to receive the award based on maintaining traveler ratings of at least 4 out of 5 along with the number of reviews received during the previous year. The goal of the Excellence Award program by TripAdvisor is to find establishments that achieve and maintain outstanding reviews, and of all highly rated hotels, only 10 percent share the honor each year of receiving this award.
So why not come to Downtown Indy and join us for a fabulous getaway this summer? We’re offering affordable Indianapolis hotel packages designed for family stays or romantic getaways. The best part is you’ll be close to all the downtown attractions in a room highly recommended by past guests. Reserve your room today by giving us a call at (317) 955-9700 or visiting us our reservation page online.
Friday, June 8, 2012 by
The Indy Criterium will be blazing through Downtown Indy this July as thousands of spectators, cyclists and biking enthusiasts celebrate USA Cycling with a sanctioned race and festival. This family friendly event will be held Saturday, July 14th in University Park, Downtown Indy with proceeds benefiting Freewheelin’ Community Bikes, a local community organization that provides youth programming to encourage bike riding as an affordable alternative to high gas prices and leaving a large carbon footprint.
The Indy Crit is the organization’s third annual event, which allows cyclists to race through Downtown Indy streets in a figure eight course with the chance to win cash and prizes and share in a whole lotta fun. In fact, the Criterium is the largest USA Cycling race in Indiana. Preregistration lasts through July 12th so racers are encouraged to register early.
Indy residents and visitors will enjoy the event festival that offers plenty of live music, activities for kids, vendors and bike clinics. There’s even a wine and beer garden to make hanging out with friends a blast all while watching the race.
When it comes to Downtown Indy hotels, we’re close to all the action. In fact, you could say we’re practically part of the race course! Our Indianapolis hotel packages include comfortable hotel accommodations Indianapolis visitors will just love with special room rates of $99 per night for this special family event. Hurry to make your reservation today because rooms are filling fast and the special Indy Criterum offer expires on June 23rd.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 by
The sizzling days of summer are upon us and what better way to celebrate vacation then with all the great activities available for the 4th of July in Downtown Indy. The following events are sure to be lots of fun and make beautiful summer memories that will last for many years to come.
Morris Butler House Museum Tours – 1 pm and 2 pm - Free
Farmers Market at the Indianapolis City Market from 9:30 to 1:30 pm – Free
Cirque du Soleil Quidam – at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse
2nd Annual Fourth of July Bash in Basin at the Creation Café 11 am to 11:30 pm
Indianapolis Indians vs. Louisville Bats at Victory Field 8:05 pm
Donatos Downtown Freedom Blast in Downtown Indianapolis at 9:45 pm
Indianapolis Municipal Band and the Impalas at Indiana Historical Society
Indianapolis Indians vs. Louisville Bats at Victory Field 7:05 pm
Indiana Fever vs. San Antonio at Bankers Life Fieldhouse 7 p.m.
13th Annual Car Show at the Indiana War Memorial from 6 am to 6 pm – Free
Indiana Fever vs. Chicago at Bankers Life Field house 7 p.m.
El Dia de la Familia Festival at the American Legion Mall from noon until 11 pm
Ongoing in July
Zoolapalooza at the Indianapolis Zoo from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Mind Tripping Comedy Show at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel Fridays & Saturdays 8 pm
See more events for the month of July by visiting the Indianapolis Downtown website for information about events, dining, attractions and shopping.
And don’t miss our summer Indianapolis hotel packages that offer affordable rates with luxury accommodations in our newly renovated hotel Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn. As one of the best Downtown Indy hotels, you’ll experience all the comforts of home in a beautifully stylish atmosphere that will have you wanting to stay on vacation a little longer every time you visit. Call us today to reserve your room for summer vacation fun!
Thursday, June 7, 2012 by
Beginning fall 2012, Butler University sports teams will be saying goodbye to the Horizon League. Teams will be moving to the Atlantic 10 conference a year ahead of schedule.
In the competitive sports of soccer, volleyball and cross country, the teams for both women and men will play in fall for the Atlantic 10 league. During the winter of the 2012 to 2013 school year, the Bulldog teams of basketball, women’s swimming and indoor track will begin A10 play, and then in the spring, the remaining baseball, tennis, golf, softball and outdoor track will start their Atlantic 10 competition.
As Butler University’s preferred hotel, we offer special group rates and individual reservations to parents, students, guests and other visitors to the school. Our luxury historic hotel Indianapolis offers all the comforts of home with a few extras to make your stay special. Guests will enjoy wireless internet, hospitality center, indoor heated pool, hot tub and fitness center.
Our convenient location is nearby all the Butler University activities as well as popular Downtown attractions. Butler University visitors will want to contact our reservations desk to receive preferred rates and discounts, and for Indianapolis hotel packages that meet your family budget, also see our hotel specials page.
Monday, June 4, 2012 by
With the IUPUI University Place Hotel being turned into a student dorm and dining hall, our Indianapolis Downtown Hotel makes a great alternative for hotel accommodations when visiting campus. With our location less than two miles from the university, visitors and guests to IUPUI will find our convenient location and luxury accommodations to be the perfect fit for short or long term stays.
After 25 years of providing accommodations to visiting professors, sports teams and parents, the hotel has decided to close its doors. Over the last 7 years, it has been operating at a deficit so the expansion into a new university dorm and dining room will add new life to this well-known facility. Its closing and subsequent renovation is good news for students on the large waiting list for on campus housing. And because the University Place is in the heart of campus, student access is ideal. The conversion into student housing commences December 2012 with completion and student use starting the fall semester of 2013.
When staying in our historic hotel Indianapolis visitors will find themselves transported in time in a stylish setting that makes a stay with us truly memorable. For affordable Indianapolis hotel packages, make sure to check our hotel special page and then give us a call to reserve your room.
Monday, May 14, 2012 by
The heat is on for Miami to keep up with the pace of Indy’s very own Pacers in the second round of the NBA Playoffs. Indianapolis natives are rooting for their hometown team to take this game series starting on Sunday, May 13th when the first game tips off in Miami. But Indy fans won’t have to wait too long before seeing their very own Pacers at home for game 3 and game 4.
The NBA Second Round Playoff Schedule is as follows:
Sunday, May 13th Game #1 at Miami (loss)
Tuesday, May 15th Game #2 at Miami
Thursday, May 17th Game #3 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Sunday, May 20th Game #4 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Tuesday, May 22nd Game #5 at Miami
Thursday, May 24th Game #6 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Saturday, May 26th Game #7 at Miami
Single game ticket sales to Round 2 games begin Monday, May 14th with limited availability. Home game tickets may be purchased through the Pacers Ticket Center or Ticketmaster.
Basketball fans will find hotel rooms still available at Downtown Indy Hotels. For hotel reservations Indianapolis Pacers fans may call our reservation hotline for luxury accommodations conveniently located near the Fieldhouse and all Downtown attractions.
With our Playoffs hotel deal Indianapolis residents will even find it refreshing to have their very own stay-cation weekend downtown just in time for the games without having to worry about driving home after a long day and night of celebration.