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Welcome to Indianapolis, Indiana!

 

We’re excited to welcome you to downtown Indianapolis, where entertainment is front and center. The 2020 Kiwanis International Convention will take place at the Indiana Convention Center, which is just minutes from all your favorite hotel brands.

Step outside and you’ll see the retro-style Bankers Life Fieldhouse — home of the NBA Indiana Pacers. Look down the street (and up — it's a big building!) to gaze at Lucas Oil Stadium — home of the NFL Indianapolis Colts. Circle Centre Mall, a four-story shopping hub, and Georgia Street, a unique outdoor event promenade, connect these major event venues.  

Just steps away from the convention center are attractions such as Monument Circle, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indiana Repertory Theatre, comedy clubs, steakhouses, sports bars and more.

Stay with Kiwanis friends at a preferred hotel.

 One of the benefits of being a Kiwanian: Preferred hotel rates at our select convention hotels. Staying at the hotel assigned to your district gets you extra perks, such as a hotel in a prime location, upgrades as available and the opportunity to meet and mingle with Kiwanis members from your district and beyond.

Book your room by clicking on the picture of the hotel. Please do not contact the hotels directly because this is a special rate that is only available through Kiwanis.

Note: There will be no shuttles, as the official hotels are all located near the convention center.

 

WESTIN INDIANAPOLIS

$194 a night plus tax
The Westin Indianapolis hotel puts you in the middle of the action, with countless restaurants, shops and clubs just outside the hotel doors.

Districts: Capital, Illinois-Eastern Iowa, New England and Bermuda, Ohio

INDIANAPOLIS MARRIOTT

$189 a night plus tax
The Indianapolis Marriott Downtown is within walking distance to all the major attractions and connected to the Indiana Convention Center by a unique skywalk system that allows you to buzz around downtown without stepping a foot outside.

Districts: California-Nevada-Hawaii, Indiana

SPRINGHILL SUITES

$174 a night plus tax
The SpringHill Suites is connected to the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium via climate-controlled skywalks and located just steps away from 250 acres of green space, art and attractions in White River State Park. 

Districts: Nebraska-Iowa, Pacific Northwest

HYATT REGENCY

$189 a night plus tax
Modern amenities blend effortlessly with classic design elements, creating a stylish downtown Indianapolis hotel offering all the advantages of a prime central location.

Districts: Florida, Minnesota-Dakotas, Pennsylvania, Rocky Mountain

HAMPTON INN

$163 a night plus tax
The Hampton Inn Downtown is housed in the nine-story Chesapeake Building, a beautifully restored historic structure originally constructed in 1929 to serve as a headquarters for the Big Four Railroad.

Districts: Southwest, Utah-Idaho

EMBASSY SUITES

$179 a night plus tax
This all-suite hotel includes newly renovated and tastefully decorated bedrooms and living rooms, as well as a wet-bar area in each suite.

Districts: Carolinas, Georgia, Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee

OMNI SEVERIN

$179 a night plus tax
The Omni Severin Hotel elegantly combines the grandeur of the early 1900s with the modern amenities and superior service of today and offers memorable experiences that are within walking distance to many leisure, business and cultural attractions.

Districts: Michigan, Montana, New Jersey

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES

$169 a night plus tax
The Fairfield Inn & Suites is connected to the Indiana Convention Center, Circle Centre Mall, and over 200 restaurants through the JW Marriott Indianapolis and a unique skywalk system.

Districts: Colombia, Ecuador, Panama

JW MARRIOTT

$199 a night plus tax
Directly connected to the Indiana Convention Center via a climate-controlled sky bridge, the hotel is a short stroll away from hundreds of dining, shopping and entertainment options.

Districts: Alabama, Australia, Austria, Belgium-Luxembourg, Eastern Canada and the Caribbean, France-Monaco, Germany, Iceland-Faroes, Italy- San Marino, Japan, Kansas, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, New York, New Zealand-South Pacific, Norden, Philippine Luzon, Philippine South, Romania, Switzerland-Liechtenstein, Taiwan, Texas-Oklahoma

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT

$174 a night plus tax
The Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Indianapolis, part of Marriott IndyPlace, is connected to the Indiana Convention Center by climate-controlled walkways and steps away from hundreds of dining, shopping and sightseeing options.

Districts: West Virginia, Western Canada

CROWNE PLAZA UNION STATION

$179 a night plus tax
Located in a historic, National Register-listed train station, this hotel is directly connected to the Indiana Convention Center and steps away from hundreds of other downtown attractions.

Districts: Kentucky-Tennessee, Missouri-Arkansas, Wisconsin-Upper Michigan

What to do in Indianapolis

 

Travel is about new experiences. With the largest children’s museum in the world, a century-old speedway, a 250-acre park in the heart of the city, and more monuments and memorials than any city outside of Washington, D.C.; Indianapolis has plenty of novel experiences.

FAMILY FUN

When it comes to family fun, Indianapolis is a one-stop destination for every interest. From music and art to animals and racing, you won't find a better place to learn, play, and grow as a family.

FREE FUN

On any given day, you are certain to find something fun to do without spending a single cent. Without further ado, here are the top free things to do in Indianapolis.

TOP TEN

Here's a guide to the city's Top Ten epic experiences.

BREWERY SCENE

Indy’s award-winning craft beer scene is thriving and growing by the minute. Ranging from small taprooms to large warehouses, each brewery is very different, offering a pint for every palate.

LET'S EAT

Indy's food scene is flourishing, and the nation is starting to take notice. But we want you to try the best of the best, so we asked locals to vote for 25 locally owned restaurants that best represent Indianapolis.

PAYING RESPECT

Indianapolis devotes more acreage than any other U.S. city to honoring our nation’s fallen, and is second only to Washington, D.C., in the number of war memorials.

Before & after convention trips


Make plans to extend your convention experience! Guided tours are provided by Kiwanis Travel, powered by Collette. Simply pack your bags: They take care of the rest. Spots are limited, so book now. Kiwanis members save US$50 to $100 per person.

 

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