Providing Hotel Accommodations, Indianapolis. Scentsy Family, Have No Fear!

The Scentsy Family Reunion 2013 is no joke for Scentsy lovers, buyers, and sellers alike. This event will be held in the Indianapolis Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium from July 10th through 12th of this year. During this event, current and future Scentsy salespeople will be given business tips and trained to better sell the product by experts. New products will be released and new friendships and business networking connections will be made at this event. Kelly Clarkson will also be performing, giving guests the chance to mix both work and play. Since that combination doesn't happen very often, we don't blame you for jumping right into it!

For anyone unfamiliar with Scentsy, this brand sells candles that do not use wicks, creating less of a mess for home owners. They also now sell body products and have expanded their collection to provide all different types of fragrances -- one for everyone, it seems like. Scentsy products have revolutionized the market for products that make your home smell better. If you're at all intrigued or wanting to know what Scentsy is all about, look at some hotels near Lucas Oil Stadium (yes, we do fall into that category *wink*).

If you're part of the Scentsy family or looking to join it, we'd love to have the opportunity to bring you as much comfort as possible if you choose our Indianapolis downtown hotel for your accommodations. We like what the Scentsy family is doing, and we want to support all of you in any way we can.

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Hilton Garden Inn - The Perfect Place to Start Your Circle City Tour

New to the area? Looking for an Indianapolis meeting hotel to gather up all your friends? The Hilton Garden Inn has you covered. On top of that, we've got some interesting things going on in Indianapolis that you should know about to have the best time here possible.

There are just so many things happening in the Circle City all the time! There are also many attractions you'll want to visit, such as:

  • Indiana Convention Center
  • White River State Park
  • The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Mass Avenue Shopping District
  • everything in between all these sights!

To get in on all this action, you'll need to look at hotels near Indianapolis Convention Center so that you don't spend most of your time driving. The Hilton Garden Inn - Indianapolis Downtown is perfect for this. Also nearby is the opportunity to go utilize Circle City Tours.

Circle City Tours stops at all of the aforementioned places. Instead of visiting the area and having to pay for a rental car, you can spend $15 on an adult ticket and $8 on a child ticket to be taken to the grand sites of Indianapolis. On a daily basis, Circle City Tours completes four round trips to these six different sites. Although the bus can only hop-ons and hop-offs from these sites, you are free to do exploring in between them, and then return to the comfort of the bus, which has air conditioning, heating, and cushioned seats. You may arrange to be pickd up at the Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown, though!  Interested parties should call Carrie at 317-899-9285 to get their tickets today, and don't forget to book us as your three star hotel downtown Indianapolis!

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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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Einstein Bros Bagels and Our Historic Hotel Indianapolis

One of the best breakfast foods is a bagel.  And if you are bagel masters like Einstein Bros Bagels, then you can offer all sorts of delicious flavors like: Plain, Honey Whole Wheat, Everything, Pumpernickel, Asiago Cheese, Blueberry, Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Raisin, Cinnamon Sugar, Garlic, Good Grains, Onion, Poppy Seed, Potato, Sesame See and Cranberry.

We are pleased to announce that our newly renovated hotel Indianapolis now offeres Einstein Bros Bagels in the hotel’s Great American Grill and on our banquet menu!

A new Einstein Bros Bagels location opened across the street from the hotel where the Arby’s was last year. It’s in the same building as our self-parking garage, sandwiched between Dick’s Bodacious BBQ and Downtown Comics. 

Of course, the proximity of great bagels will make it easier on groups looking for hotels near Indianapolis Convention Center or on families having a reunion that need to serve a lot of people great food quickly.  We, of course, can help you plan accordingly for such a large group.

What's your favorite bagel?  What's your favorite topping for a bagel?  Do you like bagels for breakfast only or do you prefer them any time of the day?

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Cheer on Downtown Indy in December 2012

The World Spirit Federation (WSF) will be cheering in Downtown Indy when they arrive for the December 2012 Championships. The two day showdown brings the world of cheer and dance to the area where teams compete for titles and awards while spectators enjoy some of the best athletes in these sports.

The WSF Indy Showdown will be held at the Indianapolis Convention Center on December 8th and 9th. Considered the Super Nationals for Indianapolis, the competition is a qualifying event for the 2013 World Bid. All Star cheer and dance teams may register now on the WSF website or call them at (865) 777-6826. Spectators may enjoy watching the competition for both days free! Check the website for scheduling information 5 days before the event.

Staying at Downtown Indy hotels will place you near all the cheering and dancing action, and our green hotel Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn offers guests luxury accommodations and amenities that will enhance your time in the city and at the championships. Guests enjoy in room hospitality centers, wireless internet and flat screen HD televisions. Our non-smoking hotel is located near the convention center and popular attractions. For Indianapolis hotel packages visit our informational website or call us at (317) 955-9700.

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Circle City Classic 2012 Brings Football Action to Indy

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.

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Home Tech Professionals Delight in CEDIA Expo 2012

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.  

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Experience Gaming Action with Gen Con Indy 2012

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.

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Reserve Your Room Now for the American Coatings Show and Conference 2012

The American Coatings Show will really be laying it on thick when they come to Downtown Indianapolis this May. The show and conference will run from May 7th to May 10th and will feature 328 exhibitors at the Indiana Convention Center.

For the latest trends in paint and coatings, the Show serves as a learning forum for attendees, who receive vital information from experts in the coating industry. The conference also offers significant industry developments with regard to materials, lab, production, test and measurement equipment. With plenty of opportunities for business while there, show participants will also be able to view the latest in adhesives, coatings, sealants, paints and chemicals for construction to name just a few offerings.

For hotels near the Indianapolis Convention Center, Indiana residents and visitors alike will want to check out the newly renovated Hotel Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn. Our Indianapolis hotel packages offer affordability and convenience to Downtown attractions so that guests to the area can also see all the sites and sounds of our amazing Downtown area while in the city for the show and conference.

Reserve early to make sure rooms are available for the May event by calling us at (317) 955-9700. Special group rates can be found right online for companies sending their representatives to the American Coatings Show 2012.

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10 Things To Do Without a Super Bowl Ticket, #5-1

Ways to participate in Super Bowl XLVI without a ticket, ideas 5-1:

5. Check out the new Chase Near East side Legacy Center and Indianapolis Youth Education Town

The NFL supports the development of a Youth Education Town in each city.  This leaves a lasting legacy for the youth and families in the area.  Indy's Super Bowl will focus on Arsenal Tech High School.  You can see the webcam of the center's pr ogres here.

4. Stay Connected with Super Bowl XLVI

Sign up for newsletters and updates leading up to the Big Game.  Keep in touch with 1st & Green, Super Service and more!  Keep in touch with our hotel as well!  Find the Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown on Facebook and Twitter!

3. Encourage kids to be active with the NFL Play 60 Challenge

You've probably seen the commercials.  This program is geared toward schools, but you can certainly apply its principles to your neighborhood, after-school care, kids, etc.  The challenge to to get kids outside and playing actively for 60 minutes a day at school and home.  Let's help prevent childhood obesity!  Our Indianapolis meeting hotel staff is considering starting up a workout program a couple evenings a week.  The cookies at the Front Desk continue to put pounds on all of us!  Ha!

2. Celebrate "all things football" in Super Bowl Village

Georgia Street is under construction to turn into a great pedestrian-only boulevard in the heart of downtown Indianapolis.  It will lead directly to the NFL Fan Experience in the convention center.  We are one of many hotels near the Indianapolis Convention Center even at six blocks away.  NFL will be represented with all 32 franchises surrounded by bars, nightlife, great dining and live music!

1. Be your own pro-football star at the NFL Experience

An interactive theme park dedicated to football?  Yes, please!  Memorabilia.  Kids' football clinics.  Autograph sessions.  More.  More! MORE!!  The most exciting thing?  TICKETS ARE AFFORDABLE FOR THE NORMAL PERSON!


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Hospitals Near Downtown Indy Hotels

Are you looking for a place to stay, hold a conference, a wedding, or any event that you have been planning?  Are you hoping to find a place that not only offers great services but is also just a few blocks away from almost every park, stadium, university, and school in town? 

Visit our green hotel Indianapolis and take advantage of our great hotel packages offered.

Aside from being near at convention centers, universities, and stadiums, we are also the perfect place because we are near some of the most well known hospitals and children's hospitals in Indianapolis.  So if you have a loved one that is a patient and you need somewhere to stay, our hotel is ideal because we are just a few blocks away from many well-known hospitals.

Indianapolis mapHere are some of the hospitals near the Downtown Indy hotels:
  • Kindred Hospital-Indianapolis
  • Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health'
  • IU Health University
  • IU Simon Cancer Center
  • IU Health Methodist
  • St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
  • St. Francis Indianapolis Hospital
  • Community Hospital-East
  • Larue D Carter Memorial Hospital
  • St. Vincent Women's Hospital
Whether you have a loved one having a procedure done or who has a long term hospital visit ahead of them, you will love the fact that our hotel is nearby so that you have a clean and comfortable place to come home to.

If you'd like to see more of our downtown Indy hotel, you can do so by visiting our website

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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 Black Expo 41st Summer Celebration - July 7-17, 2011

Are you headed to Indy this summer for the 41st Summer Celebration of the Indiana Black Expo?

No matter where you are coming from in Indiana or even if you are coming from out of state to participate in the festivities, you will definitely want to find hotels near Indianapolis where you can crash, but also hotels near Indianapolis Convention Center.  After all, the Convention Center is where a lot of this year's activities will be taking place.

Our hotel might be the perfect place for you to stay.  Here is a run down on our special hotel accommodations Indianapolis for the big event:

  • Single Occupancy $135
  • Double Occupancy $135
  • Triple Occupancy $135
  • Quad Occupancy $135
So no matter if it is one person to a room or 4 people to a room, it is the same price.  Therefore, making your stay more affordable and more fun!

Tickets for the 41st Summer Celebration are on sale now!  Here's a run down of the ticket categories and prices:

  • Advance General Admission Tickets - $8 per person per day (Purchased by July 14, 2011)
  • Advance General Admission Seniors' Tickets (age 62+) - $7 per person per day (Must be purchased by July 14, 2011)
  • Three-day General Admission Pass (July 15-17 only) - $19.99 (Must be purchased by July 14, 2011)

There are more ticket options available, especially after the 14th of July.  You can read more about all the ticket options on Indiana Black Expo's website.

Of course, you are more than welcome to stay at our newly renovated hotel Indianapolis.  In order to secure one of the rates listed above, all reservation requests must be made through the Indiana Black Expo Housing Bureau. DEADLINE: Thursday, June 24, 2010.

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National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, June 20th – 24th

What are you plans for June 20th – 24th? If you still have not finalized anything, it would be great to come to the National Congress of Christian Education in Indy. 

DONNA BRAZILE - Keynote SpeakerOn Wednesday, June 22, the keynote speaker at the Congress President's Banquet will be Donna Brazile.  Donna will be speaking at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis.  If you are interested in attending this portion of the event, then you have to order tickets by May 2, 2011.  General admission tickets are $50 and VIP seats are $110.  You can download a ticket form online.

If you are looking for a hotel deal Indianapolis, while you are in Indy for the convention, then you will definitely want to check out our newly renovated hotel Indianapolis because it is one of the hotels near Indianapolis  Convention Center - which is where the National Congress of Christian Education is being held.

Hundreds of delegates from all over the country will be attending the National Congress of Christian Education.

There are different hotel packages to choose from and depending on whether you will be attending the entire convention or just a day, there's a room for you.  Please get in touch with our reservation department to set up a room for you during your stay.

Are you going to be coming to the Congress?  Have you been before?  Can you tell us a little bit about it and what goes on?  Share your experience with our readers by leaving a comment below.

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2011 Lids Team Sports Mideast Qualifier April 8-10, 2011

Nothing really matches the Lids Team Sports Mideast Qualifier when it comes to girls volleyball (Girls 14U-18U) - there are 66 courts packed with non-stop play. 

There are hundreds of teams from across the country that come to Indy for the event, providing more entertainment and competition for the spectators. 

Whether you are a coach, a player, a parent, a sibling or just a lover of volleyball the Indianapolis Convention Center is the place to be April 8-10, 2011.

Are you on your way to Indy in April for the Lids Team Sports Mideast Qualifier?  Then you will definitely want to find hotels near Indianapolis Convention Center so that you can be near all the action without messing around with parking.

If you are looking for a place to stay while you are enjoying the tournaments going on at the Lids Team Sports Mideast Qualifier, you will enjoy our newly renovated hotel Indianapolis.  When an event like this has been planned out - our historic hotel Indianapolis tends to fill up fast and we end up being sold out for those days. 

So if you are interested in booking a room, we suggest you do so now so that you can have your hotel reservations already setup.

Did you attend the Lids Team Sports Mideast Qualifier last year?  Are you coming again this year?  Did you stay with us while you were in Indy?  We'd love to hear about your visit and your plans this year - please feel free to share your thoughts by leaving a comment below or by joining us on Facebook.
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Do It Best Convention at the Indianapolis Convention Center May 19-23, 2011

The Do It Best Convention will be held from May 19-23, 2011 and members of Do It Best Corp will be attending the convention from all over the country and the world. It is one of the most awaited events for both members and vendors.
Here's a quick line up of Workshops that are taking place during the convention:

  • Thursday, May 19 - Plumbing Workshop
  • Friday, May 20 - Electrical Workshop, Power Tool University, Education Day, Sneak Peak
  • Saturday, May 21 - Kickoff Breakfast, Market Floor Open, Lunch N Go
  • Sunday, May 22 - Market Floor Open, Lunch N Go
  • Monday, May 23 - Market Floor Open

Indianapolis will be hosting the convention and hundreds of people from all over the country will be in attendance.

The Hilton Garden Indianapolis hotel is the ideal choice for members to come and stay while attending the convention since it is one of the hotels near Indianapolis  Convention Center. The hotel is just a few blocks away from the convention center and this makes it easily connected.

Choosing a hotel that is accessible to the main areas of the city is also essential.  There are different package deals available for the guests. It would advisable to book rooms earlier than the convention date, if you want to avoid not getting a hotel room Indianapolis.

You will love our newly renovated hotel Indianapolis for all the great amenities we offer. 

Are you a Do It Best employee? Or are you a vendor that comes to the convention annually?  What advice can you offer about the convention?  Please feel free to leave a comment below.

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2011 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon - May 7, 2011

There are officially 92 days until the 2011 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon which occurs this year on May 7, 2011.

This year marks the 35th year of the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and it's important to know that the Mini has sold-out for the past nine years with 35,000 registrants, and an additional 4,000 participants in the Finish Line 500 Festival 5K.

The 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is the largest half-marathon in the USA and the seventh largest running event in America.

Since the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo takes place on Thursday and Friday, before the half-marathon at the Indiana Convention Center, then you definitely want to find hotels near Indianapolis  Convention Center - so you have a convenient place to stay. After all, all participants pick up their race packets at the convention center.  While there, you can also visit the booths of all the different vendors at the Expo.

No doubt downtown Indy hotels will be packed because following the Mini-Marathon and 5K races, the participants, along with their family and friends gather at the 500 Festival Post Race Party at Military Park in downtown Indianapolis. The event includes live music, great food, fun drinks from the Beer Garden, race merchandise shopping and more!

Check out this great video on YouTube that explains the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon:

If you are looking for a great hotel deal Indianapolis while you are in town, then you will want to call our housing department for special rates rather than the hotel itself.
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Naptown Roller Girls & Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown

On Saturday, February 5th, the Naptown Tornado Sirens roller derby team will compete against the Arch Rival All Stars from St. Louis, MO.  Cupid Strikes Back is the first event to be held at the new Indianapolis Convention Center.  The Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown hotel's near Indianapolis Convention Center by about six blocks.

I have only been to see NRG compete twice in the last year.  It's been fun each time, no matter if you're sitting in the stands or on the floor in the "suicide seats."  These girls are bad!  They're competitive and athletic to squeeze through the opposing team's blockers or swerve to avoid a hip check to stay in bounds...all while on four wheels.  Check out a video from DoItIndy from the 12/4/10 bout at Pepsi Coliseum.

The Tornado Sirens are sanctioned by the WFTDA (Women's Flat Track Derby Association).  WFTDA oversees more than 160 leagues across the U.S. 

I really want to be a part of this event and offered NRG a special rate for their fans that weekend.  Whether you want to stay Friday, Saturday or both nights that weekend, I've got an Indianapolis hotel deal for you!  Just click here to make your downtown Indianapolis hotel accommodations and show your support for the Naptown Roller Girls and their Tornado Sirens!  I'll be there!

You can get tickets online OR visit one of these local vendors to avoid the Ticketmaster fees.
@ Strange Brew Coffee (Greenwood)
@ Indy CD & Vinyl (Broadripple, cash only)
@ Homespun Indy (Irvington, cash only)
@ Silver in the City (Downtown, cash only)
@ Indy Swank (Fountain Square, cash only)
@ Marten House Hotel (1801 W. 86th St., cash only)
@ IUPUI Jagtag card services office
@ The Mill Tavern (Westfield)
or from your favorite roller girl!
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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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