• Beyond the Border: Marriott IndyPlace

     
    POSTED September 5, 2017
     

    Marriott IndyPlace’s five hotels can be coordinated with one contact. B

  • Beyond the Border: Marriott IndyPlace

     
    POSTED September 5, 2017
     

    Marriott IndyPlace’s five hotels can be coordinated with one contact. B

  • Beyond the Border: Marriott IndyPlace

     
    POSTED September 5, 2017
     

    Marriott IndyPlace’s five hotels can be coordinated with one contact. B

  • Beyond the Border: Marriott IndyPlace

     
    POSTED September 5, 2017
     

    Marriott IndyPlace’s five hotels can be coordinated with one contact. B

Marriott IndyPlace is changing the way meetings are coordinated in Indianapolis. It offers a network of five connected hotels in the heart of the downtown district, including the JW Marriott Indianapolis, Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Courtyard by Marriott, SpringHill Suites and Fairfield Inn & Suites Indianapolis Downtown. Together, they present a total of 2,276 guest rooms (blocks of 10 or more can be booked with just one point of contact) and a promise to provide seamless execution.

Planners can also make use of the five hotels’ collective 154,000 square feet of meeting space, as well as multiple bars and on-site restaurants that can provide memorable events in one of the Midwest’s top rated cities. As one example, Marriott IndyPlace Director of Sales and Marketing Anne Dunlavy remembers hosting a tech group that had over 3,000 attendees, recalling how the team pulled together an unforgettable experience by working with partners to come up with creative after-hours entertainment. That included using neighboring Victory Field so guests could walk across the street to watch the band The Fray perform live. 

Who says you can’t have a meeting without some pampering mixed in? Several hot springs resorts in the U.S. Mountain West can accommodate smaller meetings complete with lodging, function space, din- ing and soaking. Some even have on-site spas and other standout features like an ice museum or microbrewery to include on an itinerary.

 

Erase any vision you might have of a dude ranch, especially the “City Slicker” version. For the purposes of this story, let’s use the name ranch resort and picture a big dose of vision and thousands of acres for both herds and people to roam. It’s a fairly different option, but one with similar friendliness and the Western spirit of a dude ranch.

 

To say Wisconsin is having a moment would be an understatement. A statewide renaissance resulting in plenty of new developments, impressive renovations and entrepreneurial ventures has been years in the making and shows no sign of slowing anytime soon.