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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Indiana Pacers Season Starting October 31 - Grab Your Hotel Reservations Indianapolis Now!

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 3---Sacramento                   
November 10---Washington
November 13---Toronto
November 16---Dallas
November 21---New Orleans
November 23---San Antonio

December 5---Portland
December 7---Denver
December 12---Cleveland
December 14---Philadelphia
December 19---Utah
December 26---Chicago
December 28---Phoenix

January 2---Washington
January 5---Milwaukee
January 8---Miami
January 10---New York
January 12---Charlotte
January 18---Houston
January 30---Detroit

February 1---Miami
February 5---Atlanta
February 8---Toronto
February 11---Brooklyn
February 13---Charlotte
February 20---New York
February 22---Detroit
February 26---Golden State
February 28---L.A. Clippers

March 3---Chicago
March 6---Boston
March 13---Minnesota
March 15---L.A. Lakers
March 19---Orlando
March 22---Milwaukee
March 25---Atlanta

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Pacers Take on the Magic in the 2012 NBA Playoffs

There’s definitely something magical about the Indiana Pacers making the 2012 NBA Playoffs, and it isn’t just because they are playing the Orlando Magic.

Indiana PacersThe first round of the series on Saturday, April 28th found the Pacers a little disheartened with Orlando winning 81 to 77, but their mighty comeback Monday night, April 30th with a 93 to 78 victory tied the series 1 to 1. It’s anyone’s guess who will bring in the win for Game 3 on the evening of May 2nd, but with the Orlando Magic having a home court advantage, the Pacers may be up to the challenge after their latest success on the court. 

Game 4 will also be hosted by Orlando on May 5th with the Pacers returning to Indianapolis for Game 5 on May 8th and Game 7 on May 13th. If you’re planning on being in Indy for the playoff games, tickets are still available for both Game 5 and 7 through Ticketmaster.

And our Indianapolis downtown hotel still has available rooms for those coming to see the Pacers live in the NBA Playoffs. For hotel reservations Indianapolis visitors may call our 24 hour reservation line at (317) 955-9700 or visit our online reservation system for last minute reservations.

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Super Bowl Impact on Indianapolis

After the exciting Super Bowl festivities of 2012, Indianapolis is the place to be. Mayor Greg Ballard on the eve of this famous football weekend discussed the event with Fox Business in the following video: Indianapolis Mayor on Super Bowl Impact

With expectations that the city could see an average of $200 million or more in profits from the festival, Indianapolis spent about $12 million on creating the Super Bowl village and additional monies on preparing the city for the onslaught of football fans.

As the 12th largest city in the United States, Indianapolis and downtown in particular provides plenty of hotels near Conseco Fieldhouse. And, with all the attention many meeting planners, travelers and even locals are coming to the realization that Indianapolis is one of the best places to host group meetings, conventions and weddings. From Murat Centre to Lucas Oil Stadium, the choice of attractions such as theatre, fine dining and sports make Downtown a happening place for every event imaginable.

As the premier conference hotel Indianapolis travelers choose, the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown provides all the necessary amenities to make groups quite comfortable for meetings with over 6,700 square feet dedicated meeting space and luxury room accomodations to make guests feel right at home.

In addition, of all the Indianapolis wedding hotels in downtown ours with the historical beauty to make every bride and groom’s day something special. Find out more about our group and wedding packages by giving us a call at (317) 955-9700.

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Women's Big Ten Basketball Coming to Indy March 2012

Big Ten Basketball is coming to Indianapolis March 2012 when the Women's teams face off in a four day battle to earn the conference bid for the NCAA Tournament. Sports fans will want to reserve their choice of Downtown Indy hotels now before rooms are sold out. For hotels near Conseco Fieldhouse, there is one that stands out among the rest, the Historic Hotel Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn.

Conveniently located to all the basketball action fun, guests will also want to take advantage of our heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub while staying at the hotel for the tournament. Our luxury accommodations also include complimentary internet for those who still need to stay in touch with the office along with room service, in room hospitality center and fitness center to stay in shape while you're here.

Different formatting is scheduled for the Women's Big Ten Conference this year. With Nebraska joining the conference, the first two tournament days will feature four games. The actual tournament bracket results will be available on the final season day, Sunday, February 27th.  To learn more about the scheduled event and reserve your tickets, visit the Big Ten Conference website.

For reservations, contact us through our Hilton online reservation service or give us a call at (317) 955-9700.

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Big Ten Men’s Basketball Coming to Indy March 2012

If you want to attend the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Conference, then now’s the time to reserve your hotel accommodations Indianapolis before Downtown Indy hotels are completed booked. As one of the most luxurious hotels near Conseco Fieldhouse, the Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown will have you near all the action while staying in style and comfort.

The 2012 Big Ten Men’s Tournament starts the second week of March so planning for your Indy stay ahead of time will help you beat the crowds. Our hotel is conveniently located to all the area attractions so you’ll probably want to see some of the sights by touring the downtown area and dine in some of Indy’s fine restaurants while you’re here.

For more information about the men’s basketball conference, you can visit their tournament site so you can stay updated with dates and teams. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster, all Big Ten university ticketing offices, the Conseco Fieldhouse or by calling (800) 745-3000 to reach Ticketmaster offices.

Our deluxe rooms offer complimentary high speed internet, in room hospitality center, room service and more. Call to reserve your room today (317) 955-9700.

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Indy Karting Classic 2011 Zooming into Downtown Indy

Downtown Indy will be feeling the zoom as the Indy Karting Classic 2011 brings a little racing action to the city at the event scheduled for December 11th at the Conseco Fieldhouse.

ndy Karting Classic – 12/11/11Plenty of NASCAR fans and drivers will be rushing to the show as driver Tony Stewart has committed to attend the racing day event along with AJ Allmendinger of Richard Petty Motorsports.

Lovers of karting will enjoy watching the action unfold at this family fun event, and those who want to get in on the action still have time to submit entries to drive. Drivers are placed into roster classes based on age including:
  • Kid Kart for ages 5 to7,
  • Yamaha Sportsman Heavy for ages 8 to 12,
  • Yamaha Junior Heavy for ages 12 to 15,
  • Yamaha Supercan Heavy for ages 15 and older and
  • TaG Seniors for ages 15+.
For more information about participating in the event, visit the Classic’s webpage or like them on Facebook.

For Downtown Indy hotels near Conseco Fieldhouse, you need look no further than the historic Hotel Indianapolis locals and visitors enjoy when planning a short weekend or long vacation stay, the Hilton Garden Inn. With luxury accommodations, restaurant, fitness center all wrapped into one comfortable stay, the hotel is conveniently located to all the downtown action. Make your reservations today before rooms are full and plan on attending the Indy Karting Classic 2011 this December.

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Finish the Year off Right with Music Concerts & Events

Indy residents and visitors will enjoy the exciting music events and concerts scheduled from now until the end of the year, and to make the holiday season special for friends and family, why not take the time to experience a mini vacation right in area Downtown Indy Hotels?

Our Indianapolis hotel packages offer a real get away from everyday life so treat yourself to luxury accommodations at our historic hotel Indianapolis residents just love to visit for some much needed rest and relaxation. While you are here, take in one of the over 100 area concerts with family and friends. Below find just a few of the exciting events scheduled for November and December.

November Events

November 2nd    Elizabeth Cook with Tim Carroll at Birdys
November 3rd    Lotus at Vogue Theatre
November 4th    JJ Grey & Mofro at Vogue Theatre
November 5th    Rock it to a Cure! At the Egyptian Room
November 5th    Ray Davies at Vogue Theatre
November 6th    Five Finger Death Punch at Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
November 8th    Yonder Mountain String Band at Vogue Theatre
November 9th    Drumline Live at Murat Theatre
November 10th    Skrillex at Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
November 11th    Naturally 7 at Clowes Memorial Hall
November 11-12th    Diary of Black Men Theatrical Play at Murat Theatre
November 12th    Everlast at the Amber Room
November 19th    Cameo featuring Steve Arrington at The Venue Conference Center
November 19th    Amy Grant and Michael W Smith at Murat Theatre
November 19th    Ledisi at Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
November 21st     Furthur at Murat Theatre
November 22nd    Kid Rock at Egyptian Room
November 25th    The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band at Vogue Theatre
November 26th    Jeff Dunham at Conseco Fieldhouse
November 26th    Anthony Hamilton at Murat Theatre

December Events

December 2nd    Straight No Chaser at Murat Theatre
December 6th    Chicago at Murat Theatre
December 9-10th    Rejoice at Clowes Memorial Hall
December 17th    Handel’s Messiah performed by Indianapolis Symphonic Choir at Clowes Memorial Hall
December 19th    Christmas with Mannheim Steamroller at Murat Theatre
December 28th    Jim Brickman at Murat Theatre

For more details about November and December concerts as well as ticketing information, visit livenation.com or ticketmaster.com box offices online. For hotel reservations visit us online.

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Indy Running Events to Raise Awareness and Funds for Charities

Whether you enjoy walks, runs, triathlons or marathons, these activities encourage active lifestyles for staying healthy and fit. Indiana’s own Tuxedo Brothers event management firm sponsors various athletic events throughout the year that take fitness to a whole new level by helping participants have fun in healthy activities they enjoy while at the same time raising funds for worthy causes.

This fall brings a lot of exciting events that walkers, runners and even those who support various charities can actively participate in to bring awareness to these causes and help them financially at the same time. For the full schedule of events, you can see Tuxedo Brothers website here. Here are a few highlights for the rest of 2011:

September 17    Dick Lugar Run and Walk at Butler University in Indianapolis
September 18    Fishers Area Sprint Triathlon at Fishers High School in Fishers
September 24    Ovarian Cancer Run/Walk at City Market in Downtown Indianapolis
September 25    Beyond the Badge at Crown Hill in Indianapolis
October 1        Hit the Bricks at Zionsville High School
October 1        Wine at the Line at Mallow Run Winery in Bargersville, Indiana
October 8        Spotlight on Nursing in Downtown Indy
October 22    Heart of Indiana at Celebration Plaza in Downtown Indy
October 28    Run Like Hell at White River State Park in Indianapolis
October 29    Pleasant Run Run at Historic Irvington in Indianapolis
November 5    Indianapolis Monumental Marathon in Downtown Indy
November 19    Outback Scramble at Eagle’s Crest in Indianapolis
November 24    Drumstick Dash in Broad Ripple Area
December 10    Jingle Bell Run in Downtown Indy at the Conseco Fieldhouse
January 21, 2012    Bop to the Top in Downtown Indy at the One America Building

With so many events scheduled, friends and family visitors will want to find affordable Indianapolis hotel packages so they can participate or attend to watch you run or walk for charity. One downtown Indianapolis hotels that visitors and locals love is our very own Hilton Garden Inn. In our luxury hotel accommodations Indianapolis visitors find comfort and affordability, and with our close proximity to events and area attractions, we are conveniently located to everywhere visitors want to be in the city. Give us a call to reserve your hotel stay today: (317) 955-9700.
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Sports – You Name Them, Indianapolis Has Them!

Downtown Indianapolis is a very happening place these days. There’s something for everybody here. No wonder hotels near Indianapolis airport are in such great demand. Whether you are a shopaholic, a foodie, an adventure seeker, an arts enthusiast, a party hopper or a sports buff, you’ll have choices aplenty to keep you happy and occupied during your stay in Indiana.

Speaking of sports, if you or your high school or college sports team is looking for hotels near Lucas Oil Stadium, Hilton Garden Inn (that’s us) is the perfect fit. We're near Conseco Fieldhouse, Victory Field (Baseball fans, this one’s for you’ll), Pepsi Coliseum (Hockey!), Indianapolis Motor Speedway (auto racing), White River State Park and Military State Park.

Irrespective of whether you are into basketball, biking, bowling, karting, fishing, golf, skating, hiking or simply running, you are sure to find venues in downtown Indy where your choice of sport is played with gusto. And if you are dropping in to check our pro-sports teams and wish to get hotel accommodations Indianapolis has us.

Visit our website to get a better idea of what our hotel has to offer. If you’d like to check out all sports and recreation spots in Indianapolis, drop by visitindy.com.

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Summer in Indianapolis

Summer is almost here! I know the staff of the our downtown Indy hotel loves this season. Being so close to Monument Circle and one of the hotels near Conseco Fieldhouse and the Murat, we have quick access to so many events going on!

I have recently made a list of some things I'd like to do with my guy this summer.  Some I've experienced, some I have not.  Let me list some off for you and we'll get some ideas flowing!
  • Attend a film at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
    • Outdoor, summer evening films. The Sandlot, Zoolander, Mommie Dearest and more!
  • Revisit the Indianapolis Zoo
    • They've added some animals since my last visit.
  • Bicycle the Monon/Central Canal
    • I have a cruiser now so little hills kill me. But it looks so nice to chill out and maybe stop at Huddle Frozen Yogurt on 86th Street for a cool treat!
  • Go to a concert at The Lawn
    • I already plan on seeing Umphrey's McGee, The Black Keys and The Avett Brothers there. If you've read some of my posts, music = life.
  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's Marsh(R) Symphony on the Prairie
    • Another I miss year after year. I'm determined to visit Conner Prairie this year for some symphonic renditions of popular music.
  • Rib America Festival
    • This is one of the best weekends downtown. Four days of music, sun, and of course some of the best bbq in the country! you might catch me there every day. See my upcoming blog about this event and check out our Indianapolis hotel package for an amazing deal!!
  • Visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    • It's race weekend but I'll be out of town for a four-day music festival in Illinois. So...maybe I'll visit for Brickyard 400 or Red Bull Indianapolis GP is my only chance of the year.  We are one of the downtown hotels near Indianapolis Speedway...so it's not too far from work!
  • Rock & Roll BBQ
    • A new event to Indy at Victory Field. Country music and rock & roll with more bbq! I think this is 4th of July's answer to Labor Day's Rib Fest. Music and food? I'm IN!  What about you? We still have the availability for you to make your Indianapolis hotel reservations and attend this first year event!
Well, those are some of the things I want to do in Indy this year. Other things I'd like to do are out of city/state: That four-day music festival this weekend, Phish in Ohio next weekend, camping in Hoosier National Forest, road trip to Florida to see my parents....it'll be a good summer.

What do you like to do in and around Indy in the summer? Share some of your faves!
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Indiana Pacers Playoffs at Conseco Fieldhouse


The Indiana Pacers are preparing for a first round match up with the Chicago Bulls. The best of seven game series is set, along with several special events and rallies.

Round One - Game Schedule:

            Game 1 - Saturday @ 1 p.m. - United Center Chicago
            Game 2 - Monday, April 18 @ 9:30 p.m. - United Center Chicago
            Game 3 (Home Game 1) - Thursday, April 21 @ 7:00 p.m. - Conseco Fieldhouse
            Game 4 (Home Game 2) -Saturday, April 23 @ 2:30 p.m. - Conseco Fieldhouse
            Game 5 - Tuesday, April 26 TBD - United Center Chicago (if necessary)
            Game 6 (Home Game 3) - Thursday, April 28 TBD - Conseco Fieldhouse (if necessary)   
            Game 7 - Saturday, April 30 TBD - United Center Chicago (if necessary)

Pacers playoffs tickets can be purchased at Pacers.com, the Conseco Fieldhouse Box Office, Ticketmaster Outlets or by phone at 800-462-2849.

Additional Playoff Activities:

Pacers Pep Rally - Circle Centre Mall

One of the first elements of the Pacers postseason events will be a Pacers Playoff Rally, open to the public in the Food Court at Circle Centre Mall on Friday, April 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The 2-hour celebration will feature:

  • Boomer, the Pacemates, posters and cheer cards
  • A special proclamation from Mayor Greg Ballard
  • An appearance from Pacers greats Rik Smits and Austin Croshere
  • Music by local band Dave & Rae

Game 1 Viewing Party

Can't make the games in Chicago? Then cheer on the Blue & Gold during special viewing parties with the Pacemates and former Pacers players.

Saturday, April 16 at 1 p.m. - Buffalo Wild Wings - 8020 US 31 South - Greenwood

The Pacers are pleased to announce their Presenting Playoff Partners - Indiana University Health, Kroger, Stanley Security Solutions and XFINITY.


Information Courtesy of Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. Newsletter.

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Hold Your Family Reunion at Our Hotel In Indy

Are you planning your family reunion and are looking for the place to hold the reunion, but you also want to make it more special and more fun for everyone?

Have you considered holding your family reunion at one of the Downtown Indy hotels?
Hilton Garden Inn logoThe reason why it's a great idea to hold your family reunion at our hotel is because we are near many of the great attractions in Indianapolis including:
  • Lucas Oil Stadium
  • Indianapolis Convention Ceter
  • Murat Center
  • Conseco Fieldhouse
  • Indianapolis Speedway
We also have large conference rooms and ballrooms that you can take advantage of for your family reunion.  We can set up dinners, lunches, buffets and more in these rooms to make for a memorable family reunion.  You might consider playing ice breaker games, storytelling, setting up craft tables for the kids, watching family videos on a big screen, doing a family talent show, doing family skits, making a quilt, having a pie eating contest or even a white elephant exchange for some extra fun.

Our star hotel Downtown Indianapolis was recently renovated and therefore has deluxe accomodations with spacious rooms.  We also offer great group travel discounts, so be sure to reach out to us if you are looking for group hotel packages.  

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Indiana Fever Schedule

Indiana Fever is the WNBA team here in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Conseco Fieldhouse is their home, just two blocks from our three star hotel downtown Indianapolis.  With the Women's Final Four going on in Indy (final game tomorrow), I'm in big basketball mood!  It certainly helps with the Butler Men's team is in the final two, also!

The Indiana Fever is gearing up for their pre-season starting May 24 in Minnesota!  Their next and final pre-season game is at Conseco Fieldhouse on May 31 at 7pm.  Their full HOME GAME schedule is below.  If you are coming downtown to support the Fever, or are supporting our opposing teams, get your game tickets and then be sure to make your hotel reservations Indianapolis at ours, one of the two hotels near Conseco Fieldhouse.  Check here for our rates and specials.

May 31 vs Minnesota Indiana Fever Logo
June 4 vs Chicago
June 10 vs New York
June 14 vs Tulsa
June 25 vs Connecticut
June 28 vs Phoenix
July 5 vs Seattle
July 9 vs Washington
July 13 vs Connecticut
July 15 vs Minnesota
July 21 vs Chicago
July 31 vs Los Angeles
August 9 vs San Antonio
August 13 vs New York
August 21 vs Washington
August 27 vs Atlanta
September 7 vs Washington
September 11 vs Atlanta
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Downtown Indianapolis Wedding Hotel

Congratulations!  You just got engaged!  After the excitement, you realize you have so much to do to prepare and plan for your wedding.  Find a ceremony and reception venue, pick colors, decide on a menu, whittle down the guest list and find an Indianapolis wedding hotel for your friends and family coming in from out of town.

Yes, we are an Indianapolis wedding hotel located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis.  We can help you with your friends and family Indianapolis group travel.  Discounted rates may be available for your group of 10 rooms or more.  Indy is a busy city, so we always recommend checking the convention calendar to try to avoid the busiest dates of the year where availability is limited and rates are high.  You want Uncle Ted to be able to buy you a gift and not spend all his money on the hotel, right?

Not only can we help with your hotel reservations Indianapolis, Celia Belden, Catering Sales Coordinator, can assist you with your small(er) ceremony and reception!  Our James Whitcomb Riley room seats about 90 for a ceremony (it's uniquely shaped), and our Benjamin Harrison Ballroom maxes out at 120.Weddings

Click the photo for more information, or to submit a request for a proposal or book your room block yourself, check out our eEvents page.  Start the process of booking with our three star hotel downtown Indianapolis today!  Our location is perfect for your wedding guests to enjoy the fun, and walkable, downtown area!

Some of the wedding venues to which we are closest, 2nd closest or are great partners:

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WWE Raw at Conseco Fieldhouse - March 27, 2011

WWE RawWWE Raw - Road to WrestleMania is returning to Indianapolis on Sunday, March 27!  Tickets start at only $15 and go up to $65...pretty affordable in today's economy, if you ask me.  I've been to many a concert at Conseco Fieldhouse and though it's not my favorite venue in town, I've sat in the nosebleeds and could still see just fine!  (No, really.  If I walked up three rows I could touch the ceiling.)

If you haven't read any of my prior posts, we are one of the two closest hotels near Conseco Fieldhouse.  This means you and your buddies, or kids, or parents, or family can walk just two blocks south from our hotel and be in the center of the action!  We have Indianapolis hotel reservations available for you right now.  If you book our Bed and Breakfast deal online, you will receive a discount off of your room and our full American Breakfast buffet in the hotel's Great American Grill.  Make your downtown Indy hotel reservations today by calling 317-955-9700.

For more information on WWE Raw and who will be showing up near our historic hotel Indianapolis, check the WWE website for details.

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Looking for hotels near Conseco Fieldhouse for GLEE?!

Calling all Gleeks!  "Glee Live! In Concert!" will stop through Indianapolis on Thursday, June 2,Glee Live on Stage 2011.  The stage show will feature 13 of the cast members singing and dancing to some of the most popular songs from seasons one and two.  Will your favorite cast members be performing in downtown Indianapolis?  Here are the actors/characters who will be making an appearance:
Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Kevin McHale (Artie), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike), Chord Overstreet (Sam) and Darren Criss (Blaine)

I am a Glee fan and in honor of this show, I have decided to offer all you Gleeks out there a special rate.  With tickets starting at $64.55, including all those pesky fees, I figured those of you looking for Hotels Near Conseco Fieldhouse would enjoy a break on your Indianapolis hotel reservations rate.  We are located only two blocks (less than a 5 minute walk) north of Conseco Fieldhouse, one of the closest hotels to the venue.

Here's the deal: I have only 10 rooms set aside at a special [deep] discount hotel Indianapolis rate.  When those sell out, I will set aside 10 more rooms at a higher rate and when those sell out...well, you get the point.  Get yours before it sells out and the rate increases!

How to make your reservations at our downtown Indy Hotel:
1. Call us at 317-955-9700 and ask for the Glee1 rate.
2.Click here to make your hotel reservations.

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February Marks the IHSAA Wrestling State Finals

The individual Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) Wrestling State Finals will take place in Indianapolis at the Conseco Fieldhouse on February 18 and 19, 2011.

January 29 is the beginning of the tournament.  The sectionals are divided in to 32 school groups, with the top four winners in each weight class advancing to regionals on February 5.  The top four regional winners will join the semi-state finals on February 12.  The top four in the semi-states will qualify for the finals.

Since we are one of the hotels near Conseco Fieldhouse, then you might be interested in staying at our establishment during the competition, so that you can focus on the competition without having to run back and forth.

The first round will be held on February 18 at 6pm.  The quarterfinals will be at 9:30 the following day, followed by the semifinals.  The Consolations will be at 5pm and the Finals at 7:30 pm (Eastern Time).  Tickets are at $8 for each session or $20 for the two-day pass.  Visit consecofieldhouse.com or call 317-917-2500 for more information.

Finals for the IHSAA Team Wrestling Competitions will also be held in February.  The quarterfinals will be at 10 am on February 26 at the Centergrove High School.  It will be then followed by the semifinals and the final round.  Tickets also cost $8.

If you are coming in to Indianapolis to watch the IHSAA Individual Wrestling State Finals, stay at a hotel that is located near the Conseco Fieldhouse.

The Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis is just two blocks north of the Conseco Fieldhouse.  Call 317-955-9700 or log on to Hotel Room Indianapolis to reserve a hotel room Indianapolis.

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Downtown Indy Featured in Article About Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Last summer, Mike Campbell wrote about the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and how our Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown will be connected to it.  (You can read his blog here.) Downtown Indy was featured in an article on Project for Public Spaces, "a nonprofit planning, design and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities."  Our city was featured in an article next to cities like Hong Kong, Melbourne, Zurich and Bogota who are all transforming, or have transformed, to become a greener, less auto-reliant cities.

Indy Cultural TrailThe Indianapolis Cultural Trail is a pedestrian and bicycle focused greenway which, when completed, will connect many cultural districts in the central city.  As our green hotel Indianapolis is 1/2 block away from Monument Circle, we are essentially connected.  I think the City of Indianapolis is doing great things with this project.  The Cultural Trail will connect hotels near Indianapolis Convention Center to the Murat, Conseco Fieldhouse, Fountain Square district and more.

I can't wait to move back downtown and ride my bike to work on this trail!

For more information on Project for Public Spaces and to read the article, visit their website.

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Romantic Valentine's Day – Indianapolis Style

Hotel Reservations IndianapolisIndianapolis is a city that has the modern features of a highly urbanized area with the calm appeal of a small town.  This great combination makes it perfect for a quiet yet romantic Valentine's Day date.

Treat a music, sports or arts lover to an event at the Conseco Fieldhouse, Lucas Oil Stadium and Convention Center, Murat Theater, Victory Field, or the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Take a nature lover on a date at the Indianapolis Zoo or the White River State Park.  Looking for a great Valentine's Day gift?  Check out the shops at the Circle Center Mall.

Cherish this special day together with your loved one as you enjoy a room package at our historic hotel Indianapolis.  It is within a few blocks from the city’s key destinations so you will not run out of things to do on Valentine's Day.

We offer a number of Indianapolis hotel packages, here are just a few:

The Hilton Garden Inn’s Romance Package offers deluxe accommodations, a bottle of cider or sparkling wine, desserts, and an American Breakfast Grill breakfast for you and that special person in your life.

Our Wine Lovers Package is also popular choice.  It includes valet parking, deluxe accommodations, a bottle of Easley Winery Reggae Red, breakfast and a special token from Indy Wine Trail.

Two romantic packages make a memorable evening in Indianapolis.  Call 317-955-9700 to make your hotel reservations Indianapolis.  You may also visit hiltongardenindianapolis.com for other packages.

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