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3 Mid-America Destinations to Consider for Future Meetings

Stay up to date on the latest venue openings and property renovations, including these found in Mid-America.


Hotel ownership and management company Namora Hotels recently announced the opening of a new Tru by Hilton hotel in Monroe, MI. Tru by Hilton Monroe is located 30 minutes from Toledo and Detroit. Attendees can enjoy Sterling State Park and the Lake Erie shoreline just a mile away, as well as River Raisin National Battlefield, a mere five-minute drive from the location.

All Tru by Hilton properties features a 2,880-square-foot lobby with areas for guests to work, play games, eat and lounge, and a 24/7 "Eat. & Sip." market with gourmet snacks and drinks. The tech-savvy hotels feature mobile check-in, Digital Key, remote printing, a social media wall, lobby tablets and accessibility to outlets everywhere. Additionally, Tru by Hilton properties offer fitness centers that feature the latest fitness trends including barre, resistance bands, free weights, cardio and flexibility gear, plus workout ideas offered on fitness center tablets.


Homewood Suites by Hilton Downtown Indianapolis has completed its renovation of the 92-suite adaptive re-use building. Homewood Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Downtown provides fully equipped kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas.

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As part of the renovation, improvements were made to the guest rooms, meeting rooms, business center, suite shop, front desk, game room and breakfast area to include soft goods, case goods and new finishes throughout. This location features over 3,000 square feet of event space and five meetings rooms.

Photo: Tru Hilton lounge.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Downtown offers guests convenient access to Lucas Oil Stadium, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, St. Elmo’s and several other key Downtown Indianapolis attractions.


The multi-concept “sports” hotel, Live! by Loews – St. Louis will welcome guests in the near future in the heart of St. Louis’ Ballpark Village. The 216-room hotel includes four restaurants and lounges, and 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space – including an expansive outdoor terrace, upscale suite options, along with access to Ballpark Village and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Photo: Live! by Loews, St. Louis.

Live! by Loews – St. Louis is the city’s first new build hotel project in nearly a decade. Centrally located to entertainment and attractions in St. Louis, the eight-story property is poised as a destination for meetings and events, with indoor and outdoor venues capable of accommodating more than 500 guests in a singular location. Each of the hotel’s four food & beverage concepts embody a taste of St. Louis, with Bourbon at the heart, and offer spaces for entertaining and lounging.

All 216 guest rooms at Live! by Loews – St. Louis feature floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of the neighboring stadium and city landmarks such as Gateway Arch. The hotel is built on St. Louis Cardinals history, situated atop the former site of the 1966 Busch II Stadium, with intentional design notes, artworks and Cardinal Red accents placed throughout guest rooms and public spaces to narrate its deep Cardinals connection.

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Adrian Schley | Contributing Writer

Adrian Schley has been writing for Stamats Business Media since March of 2018. She earned her BA in journalism at the University of Iowa, where she also studied English.