by Kate Mulcrone | August 01, 2012
Meeting Hotels
Indianapolis is home to about 32,000 hotel rooms, 7,100 of which can be found downtown. Major properties with meeting space include the 1,005-room JW Marriott Indianapolis, 622-room Indian­apolis Marriott Downtown, 573-room Westin Indianapolis, 499-room Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, 407-room Wyndham Indianapolis West, 395-room Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing, 360-room Embassy Suites Indianapolis Downtown, 378-room Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel, 332-room Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites, 315-room Indianapolis Marriott East, 297-room Courtyard Indianapolis Downtown, 278-room University Place Conference Centre & Hotel, 273-room Crowne Plaza Hotel at Historic Union Station, 263-room Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel, 241-room Conrad Indianapolis, 221-room Embassy Suites Indianapolis North, 221-room Hilton Indianapolis North and 180-room Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown. For additional properties, visit mcvenues.com.

Convention Center
 
Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium; exhibit space, 749,000 square feet; number of meeting rooms, 71; (317) 262-3400

Airport Transit
Indianapolis International Airport, 10 minutes from downtown Indianapolis. Transfer cost by taxi to convention center area, approximately $30

Taxes
Room tax, 10%; sales tax, 7%; total tax on hotel rooms, 17%

Group Venue
An Indianapolis mainstay since 1902, St. Elmo Steak House is known for its shrimp cocktail and elegant chops. St. Elmo sources local ingredients whenever possible and offers an extensive wine list. The restaurant can accommodate dinners and receptions for groups of eight to 100 people. Four private dining rooms with varying capacities are available. (317) 635-0636

Contact
Visit Indy, (800) 323-4639