In downtown Indy, uncover a mix of bigger hotel brands with highly-touted service and designer polish to smaller niche labels with charm, art and personality and the highly anticipated debut of an indie brand. Rest easy, there are accommodations for everyone.
In the heart of downtown, the 23-story Conrad is a dressed up affair of 235 well-appointed rooms. There’s also an impressive art collection (thank you Joan Miro and Pablo Picasso). On the 5th floor, the Collections Suites each feature a design-savvy art concept including a pop suite in a Warhol-esque theme. The Evan Todd Spa offers luxurious massages and facials and, off the lobby, the arty wine bar, Tastings pairs glasses with tapas-style bites.
This hotel offers stylish, contemporary, art-forward options. Its guestrooms are mixed with a clean neutral palette, large windows, hardwood floors and a highly-visual series of commissioned artworks. In tandem with the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the poppy collection, including a flock of birds made entirely of vinyl records, provides its own visual experience as does the cocktail bar, Plat 99.
Recently renovated, the fashionable Le Meriden’s 100 guestrooms are both stylish and ergonomic with specially designed workspaces and pillow-top LM beds. Thumb through the well-curated book collection in the chic “hub” –a warm library style room of comfortable modern furnishings that serves coffee in morning and wine every evening (with live music on Wednesdays). And, for animal lovers, furry friends are welcome to stay the night. READ FULL ARTICLE