Conrad IndianapolisNow that work has told me I can basically digitally nomad from anywhere in the world except an Iranian prison, and flights have been coming to a more palatable price range, I booked a flight to Indianapolis (in my great home state of Indiana) to talk and drink with friends I have not seen for a while.
Looking around at rooms, the best rate group I found was strangely at a luxury hotel, the Conrad directly downtown.
ArrivalI flew into IND (Indianapolis International Airport) and got a Lyft to the hotel. It was a quick 19 minute ride and well, Indiana isn't the most picturesque scenery; a lot of the places are super flat.
I get to the hotel and I quickly noticed there is a lot of art, like everywhere. And it's not crap at all but real originals from people you've heard of. Warhol, Picasso... yeah that good.
The RoomHilton's rules on upgrades are not as generous as Marriott's, and also I believe the suites were mostly taken anyways by a convention. Instead I got a top floor superior room, which was really large and comfortable with a crazy big bathroom.
The RestaurantThe hotel restaurant is actually the Capital Grille next door and they serve breakfast for the hotel there. It's the only one in the world that serves breakfast.
FacilitiesA substantial gym, and it's right next to a large and long pool with a side whirlpool. The size of the pool is really good for an indoor one.
The ArtSo as I mentioned earlier, there is a lot of art in this place, and a gallery. Most are from the private collection of the owner of the hotel; she lives in the Conrad Residences next to the hotel.
SummaryA true luxury hotel, with service at the level of the brand and its competitors (in my eyes, this is mainly the JW Marriott chain). I was exceptionally impressed and very comfortable here.
Very quality bath products and a quiet room that felt really exclusive and secluded.