It’s official. As of June 1st, our hotel becomes a 100 percent non-smoking facility. Back in April, 2012 the Indianapolis mayor signed a smoking ban, which restricts smoking in all Downtown Indianapolis hotels, restaurants, bars, entertainment centers and pretty much any public venue in the city.
The public smoking ban in Indy isn’t entirely new. Dating back to 2006, the city already banned smoking in the work place and restaurants. As of June 1, 2012, smoking is also banned in bars, bowling centers, nursing homes and hotel rooms in Marion County.
Smoking is allowed in Indianapolis cigar bars and hookah lounges, but owners will have to obtain a specialty bar license from the city. Cigarette smoking will also still be banned in these facilities even with the permit.
This newly issued Smoke Free Downtown Indy law was signed about a month after the State of Indiana instituted statewide smoking restrictions. Governor Mitch Daniels signed the smoking law, which goes into effect July 1st. The state law does provide exemptions for Indiana private clubs, tobacco stores, casinos and bars.
When looking for hotel accommodation Indianapolis visitors will now find that all of our luxury rooms are non-smoking. Give us a call today to find affordable Indianapolis hotel packages near all the popular Downtown Indy attractions.