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The Ultimate Staycation

Ode to Life, Leisure, and Delectable Cuisine at Hotel Carmichael

Article by Hillarie Finley

Photography by Logan Clark, Hotel Carmichael

Originally published in Carmel City Lifestyle

When life gets busy, it's easy to let things like relaxation and self-care fall by the wayside. That's where a staycation at Hotel Carmichael comes in. Hotel Carmichael, Autograph Collection is a boutique hotel that encourages guests to stay fully present and appreciate a local retreat.

Hotel Carmichael invites you to indulge in their many amenities, including an in-house restaurant that offers seasonally crafted menus, an upscale live entertainment venue, and a full-service lounge with the sounds of the Great American Songbook filling the atmosphere. 

All About Autograph Collection Hotels

Immerse yourself in the world of Autograph Collection Hotels, where each establishment is a place to rest your head and offers a unique experience. Hotel Carmichael, proudly part of the Autograph Collection by Marriott, leaves a mark on the community of Carmel by creating a unique destination that follows a clear vision. A harmonious blend of early 20th-century charm, modern age, and the Great American Songbook guides the ambiance and aesthetics of the hotel. Visitors can expect to be serenaded by the innovative and sophisticated tunes of George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and many more composers from this golden era.

Stunning Rooms & Amenities

Whether you’re booking a romantic staycation with your special someone or planning a long and leisurely weekend getaway with friends, Hotel Carmichael has a variety of 122 beautifully appointed rooms and luxury suites to fit guests' every need- even those with four-legged friends as they are a pet-friendly hotel.

Step into a realm of comfort and convenience with amenities that cater to your every need. Enjoy a meal by ordering through their in-room dining service while taking advantage of all the room offers, such as stunning views of The Palladium and Carmel City Center, an array of local snacks, and an assortment of alcoholic beverages. In the morning, cozy up in your room under the chandelier with a warm cup of coffee from our in-suite Nespresso machine.

Delectable Dining at Vivante

Vivante, nestled in the Monon Level lobby, features a handcrafted seasonal menu with locally grown produce that provides an option for everyone. Their in-house pastry chef concocts decadent desserts that pair beautifully with wines and after-dinner drinks. Each meal is carefully prepared and packed with flavor that brings harmony and balance to your tastebuds. Elevate your staycation by taking your dining experience to the next level in one of their cozy winter igloos, or embrace patio season with outdoor live music!

Entertainment and Dining at Feinstein’s

Feinstein’s offers an elevated menu for a unique dining experience. Guests and locals can enjoy live music and performances accompanied by a classic menu with the finest delicacies in Central Indiana. Whether you want to enjoy a tribute band or a magic show, there’s always something for everyone at Feinstein’s.

Cocktail Hour at Adagio Lounge

At Adagio Lounge, patrons can sit back and enjoy full bar service with timeless cocktails, wines, and local beers while listening to songs from the Great American Songbook. Every day at 4 p.m., Hotel Carmichael offers a complimentary champagne toast and shares music by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and other comforting and classical artists, accompanied by live music five nights a week.

Everything You Need Within Walking Distance

A recipe for the ultimate staycation includes staying close to your hotel and amenities while exploring other relaxation and entertainment options. At Hotel Carmichael, guests can take advantage of exclusive hotel offers.

Visitors who opt for the Shop and Stay add-on receive a $50 gift certificate for local participating retailers at Carmel City Center, including Bath Junkie, InCycle, Kits & Kaboodle Classic Toys, Linden Tree Gifts, Pure Concepts Salon, and more.

Hotel Carmichael guests can also get exclusive offers from Pedego, Aura Self & Soul Care, Andrew Porter Clothier, Afterglow Market, and Woodhouse Spa.

For a little more to do, visitors can buy tickets to performances at the Center for Performing Arts and take a longer stroll to the Carmel Arts and Design District. Activities for everybody are all within walking distance.

Is it Time for a Staycation?

If you need a break from reality but don’t have time for a long, exhausting week of travel, the perfect staycation is here in Carmel. Instead of opting for the ordinary, treat yourself to an experience that feels like a dreamy escape close to home. Hotel Carmichael beckons with possibilities, ensuring plenty to do near you.

Step into a realm of comfort with amenities that cater to your every need.

If you need a break from reality, the perfect staycation is here in Carmel.

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