Aparium Hotel Group and More Open Midwest Event Destinations

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


Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis Plainfield opened its doors in early 2021 in Plainfield, Indiana. The 117-room, four-story hotel offers guests convenient access to The Shops at Perry Crossing, Indianapolis International Airport, and area distribution centers and businesses.  

Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis Plainfield features an expansive outdoor patio with a firepit, an expanded fitness center and separate yoga room, and offers more than 2,700 square feet of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 145 people. 

Popular nearby attractions for group outings include Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Lucas Oil Stadium and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. 

Tru by Hilton Downtown Indianapolis
Tru by Hilton Indianapolis Downtown. Courtesy: Tru by Hilton

Tru by Hilton announced in February the opening of its latest property, Tru by Hilton Indianapolis Downtown. The 148-room hotel is conveniently located a block from Lucas Oil Stadium, while the Indiana Convention Center, Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Circle Centre shops are within a 10-minute walk. 

Similar to other Tru by Hilton properties, guests staying at Tru by Hilton Indianapolis Downtown can enjoy amenities like free breakfast, access to snacks from the 24/7 market, utilization of the 2,880-square-foot lobby for work or lounging, and more. As Tru by Hilton responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to note at the time of this writing that some services and amenities have been adjusted in order to adhere to health and safety guidance from local government.   


Daxton Hotel restaurant rendering
Daxton Hotel restaurant rendering. Courtesy: Aparium Hotel Group 

Bringing a new vision of modern luxury to Birmingham is the 151-key Daxton Hotel, slated to open this April. Located on the city’s iconic Woodward Avenue, Daxton Hotel will feature a minimalist-luxe design, incorporating vibrant colors with custom artwork across multiple mediums. 

During its opening, the property debuted its flagship restaurant, Madam, which features enlightened American fare that is served under eye-catching greenery hanging from the space’s high ceilings. For private events, planners can consider Madam’s 12-seat private dining room. At the time of this writing, online reservations are now available for April and beyond. 

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Daxton Hotel also offers a range of flexible meeting spaces for events, including the Salon, Parlour and Mezzanine rooms. The Salon is the largest of the spaces and when set up to its full capacity can accommodate up to 300 guests or be broken into two smaller rooms that hold 160 people each. For smaller gatherings, planners can consider booking the Wine Room, a comfortable, intimate space for groups of 26. 

North Dakota 

Jasper Hotel
Jasper Hotel ballroom. Courtesy: Aparium Hotel Group 

Built into a newly constructed, mid-rise, mixed-use tower in the heart of Fargo’s culturally eccentric and art-driven community is the new Jasper Hotel. Part of Aparium Hotel Group, the property will feature 125 rooms, onsite dining, event space and more. 

Jasper Hotel’s restaurant, Rosewild, will offer “around the hearth” plains-inspired cuisine featuring rustic Nordic dishes and ingredients, a nod to the strong Norwegian heritage of North Dakota’s initial settlers who arrived in the 1800’s. The bar will feature classic cocktails with Nordic-midwestern touches and a ground floor coffee bar is also available. As with all Aparium’s properties, the hotel will act as a beacon of Fargo's community, incorporating local the arts and city culture through partnerships and programming with local makers, designers and innovators.  

Events at Jasper Hotel are hosted in the property’s variety of meeting spaces, including a 3,800-square-foot ballroom for up to 250 guests, a 1,500-square-foot outdoor terrace for up to 90 guests, and a boardroom for up to 20 guests. Each of the spaces is enlivened with a dash of the history and culture of Fargo.  

Meeting Space You Can Bank On 

Surety Hotel ballroom rendering
Surety Hotel ballroom rendering. Courtesy: Aparium Hotel Group 

In November 2020, the Surety Hotel opened its doors in Des Moines. The 137-key property, launched by Aparium Hotel Group, pays homage to Des Moines’ heritage of banking and is a resurrection of the city’s first skyscraper, the circa-1914, Beaux-Arts Hippee Building. The hotel is aptly named after a surety bond, the promise of an individual to have your back. 

Slingshot Architecture and DLR Group's interior design preserved many of the building's historical features, from the 12-story main staircase to the ornate mail chute that runs down the structure's entire length. They also maintained the bank space on the main level, including original vault doors.  

Surety Hotel offers 6,700 square feet of indoor and outdoor meetings and event space, including a 2,220 square foot courtyard just outside the doors of the property’s Mulberry Street Tavern. The courtyard, along with three distinct meeting rooms and a solarium, allow for a multitude of events in the Midwest city. 

Surety Hotel is just steps away from Des Moines' Court Avenue entertainment district and five miles from Des Moines International Airport (DSM). The hotel is also amid Des Moines' year-round outdoor haven, which offers more than 800 miles of trails for activities like cross country skiing and biking. 

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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.