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Holiday Inn Express opens in Indianapolis

Holiday Inn Express opens in Indianapolis

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Indianapolis North - Carmel opened its doors this week. Located at 9797 N. Michigan Rd., Carmel, just minutes from downtown Indianapolis, and close to four major interstate highways, the 66-room hotel features a variety of amenities and offers an enhanced guest experience at a great value.

“Holiday Inn Express hotels are designed to be the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travelers,” said Heather Balsley, senior vice president, Brand Management, Holiday Inn brand family, The Americas, IHG. 

“With more than 2,100 properties worldwide and 450 more in the pipeline, the Holiday Inn Express portfolio continues to provide our guests with an enhanced-stay experience at a great value.  We are proud to welcome this hotel into the Holiday Inn family with the brand-new sign and everything it represents.” Added Heather.

The new addition to IHG’s portfolio of Indianapolis hotels is designed in line with the Holiday Inn brand family’s $1 billion global brand relaunch, the largest project of its kind in hospitality history.

The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The hotel features a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.


“This is our first Holiday Inn Express hotel and we are thrilled to join the Holiday Inn brand family,” said Kari James, general manager. “Indianapolis has so much to offer both business and leisure travelers, and we look forward to providing all of our guests with excellent service.”

The 66-room hotel, which includes 25-suites with refrigerators and microwave ovens, features a 24-hour business center, fitness center and complimentary parking. High speed wireless internet is also free and available throughout the hotel and in all rooms. 

The complimentary Express Start breakfast bar features a full range of breakfast items including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, yogurt, fruit and the brand’s proprietary cinnamon roll and Smart Roast coffee. 

Guest bathrooms feature the SimplySmart shower, which incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart™ Kohler showerhead and a signature shower curtain with curved rod. Upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and Bath & Body Works White Citrus bath products are also included.  Guests will enjoy the SimplySmart™ bedding collection, where they will find crisp fresh bedding that features an attractive decorative throw, a medium-weight duvet blanket and soft, 200 thread-count sheets.

Close to I-65, I-69 and I-70, the hotel is 30 minutes from Indianapolis International Airport and 15 minutes from downtown Indianapolis. The property is also in close proximity to several corporations as well as Butler University. Nearby attractions include the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis Zoo.