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Thursday, April 30, 2009


*Join Hotel Indigo in the Divine Lounge for happy hour! The happy hour bartenders will greet you with a smile and make you feel like a very important guest.*

~Reserve a room for Cinco de Mayo ASAP! Why worry about driving when you can be in walking distance to some of the biggest celebrations in the valley?!

"The hotel is modern and clean and in a great location with easy access to many restaurants, bars, shopping, casinos, etc."

"We were in walking distance of EVERYTHING, which was SO convenient!"

*~*Be part of the tequila drinking, mariachi bands, and extended happy hours in honor of the Arizona Cinco de Mayo celebration.

  • Dos Gringos, "The original patio bar" is having a Cinco De Mayo blowout party! The party will feature live bands, DJS, games, giveaways, and a whole lot of Tequila! Come early because from 4-7 PM you can enjoy $1 shot, $2 beer, and other various drink and food specials.
  • San Felipe's is also having a large party for the Mexican holiday. This party runs all day with delicious food, drink specials, and promotional gifts from different alcohol brands. 
  • Celebrate at Arriba Mexican Grill with food, drink specials, and live entertainment. There will be dancing, free giveaways, and promotional girls.
  • Cinco de Sandbar, Sandbar Mexican Grill, is celebrating the holiday for two days! Listen to music, participate in a dodge ball tournament, and join in on a variety of activities from taco eating contests to a Chihuahua dog race. Sip on $4 margaritas and daiquiris while winning prizes and receiving free giveaways. http://www.sandbaraz.com/
...There are events all over the valley. Check back for more ideas and visit, http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/events/

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009


*~*Hump Day Wednesday is just about over and it is time to welcome the parties and “Thirsty Thursday.”


*While doing some research on happy hours and spots to drink at in Scottsdale, I compiled quite a good list…
  • Bungalow Bar and Grill has happy hour Mon-Fri from 4 to 7 PM. This bar has a wonderful outside patio where you can watch sports and be part of the in-crowd. The food is very delicious; enjoy $6 appetizers from sliders to fried calamari and $2 domestics or $4 Cosmos.
  • Mickey’s Hangover features ½ off well drinks, beer, and wine. If you miss happy hour then be sure to catch the 2 AM drunk grub. Who doesn’t want to enjoy after hours food and comfy couches after a long night of dancing? This is the best after hours spot! Visit, http://www.mickeyshangover.com/ or http://twitter.com/MickeyHangover
  • Pasta Brioni is the perfect spot for a girl’s night! The restaurant features a very steamy staff and even has their own hot men calendar. Happy hour is Thu-Sat from 4:30 to 6:30 PM and Mon-Wed and Sunday from 4:30 to 12 AM! Enjoy half price well drinks, house wines, or domestic draft specials.
  • Looking for a fantastic patio…? Salty Senioritas has a giant patio, daily drink specials like Margarita Mondays, and cheap yummy food. Also enjoy Cinco De Drinko on the 5th of every month!
  • Dos Gringos Scottsdale is a great spot for day drinking. Enjoy happy hour or reverse happy hour with $1 shots, $2 Coronas, $3 “Gringoritas,” and $4 appetizers. M-F 4 to 7 PM or 10 to 2 AM for reverse.

**Start Cinco de Mayo off early with tequila tasting at Barcelona Scottsdale on April 30th from 8-10 PM. Taste new Tequila flavors and listen to mariachi music.

~Be sure to plan ahead for the Cinco de Mayo holiday happening on Tuesday, May 5th. Grab a hotel in the center of all the action, Hotel Indigo Scottsdale. Discover the distinctive shades and unwind in a friendly environment! http://www.scottsdalehiphotel.com/reservations.php

Experience what everyone is talking about…
“Clean, wonderful service and convenient location to all the action.”

“We were able to walk just about everywhere. We also tried their complimentary car service. This was a great perk.”

~*The X-Men Origins: Wolverine world premiere held at Tempe Marketplace on April 27th, 2009 was the event of the season! Stars such as Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, and Liev Schrieber were all around for the red carpet event. The word on the street is that Hugh Jackman bought Paradise Bakery Café for every person who patiently waited in line! Awe, Hugh!

Sunday, April 26, 2009


*~*Tomorrow evening experience Brian Chartrand in the Divine Lounge for a night full of musical harmony. Every song is rooted in a classic acoustic folk tradition while pushing the limits of what a "single/songwriter" album should sound like. Releasing four albums in 2008 and working even harder this year by playing with time signatures, eastern influenced instrumentation, and major/minor chord progressions.*~*
For more information visit, http://www.myspace.com/brianchartrand

More fantastic guest reviews...

Be remembered....VIP all the way

"The two(2) ladies who serve breakfast in the bar area .. I think one is Stephanie are both fantastic. They remember me, confirm my morning Chai Tea order and are a pleasure."

Feel important...

"John one of the "happy hour" bartenders again is a pleasure to see as he greets you with a smile and makes you feel like the important guest we are. "


Hotel Employees
Friendliness of front desk staff?
"3 - Better than Expected"
Employees' knowledge of hotel, facilities and activities?
"3 - Better than Expected"
Employees' 'can-do' attitude?
"3 - Better than Expected"

How did Hotel Indigo Scottsdale make you feel during your stay? Did you feel ___________?

Welcome

3 - Better than Expected

Hip/Cool

3 - Better than Expected

Intrigued

3 - Better than Expected

Relaxed

3 - Better than Expected

Refreshed

3 - Better than Expected

Inspired

3 - Better than Expected

Renewed

3 - Better than Expected


Book in advance through the entire summer season and SAVE! Why wait? Experience the rants and raves of Hotel Indigo Scottsdale for yourself!

****X-Men Origins: Wolverine' World Premiere is tomorrow night, April 27th at Tempe Marketplace. 5 AM fans can line up for the red-carpet gala. The stars are expected to arrive at 5 PM, and the movie screening begins at 7 PM! The premiere was won through a Twentieth Century Fox online contest. Catch Hugh Jackman and his costars for a red carpet premiere. For more information on this larger-than-life event visit,
http://www.harkinstheatres.com/Promos/Wolverine/Wolverine.aspx
-No babysitter for the movies? Try the Harkins PlayCenter for only $6.00.

Thursday, April 23, 2009



*~*Thirsty Thursday*~*

PHEEDS last performance is tonight in the Divine Lounge. Enjoy a live acoustic performance while sitting outside under the stars. Relax, unwind, and sip on cocktails with friends or family; $5 martinis and $5 house wines during the show. The event runs from 6 to 9 PM. Hotel Indigo staff will impress you all!

"Others that ROUTINELY go above and beyond:
James-front desk
Michael
Cordula
Alyssa
Jessica
Bill-works nights and such a great guy!
Valet –I am sorry I can’t remember his name!"


**No one can deny that Arizona may be one of the hottest places to visit in the summer, but on the positive side, hotels offer fantastic deals for valley residents and guests.  We refuse to let the warm weather get us down!  As I said earlier this week... not all hotels are created or staffed equally. Stay in the heart of trendy and fashionable downtown Scottsdale, where you will be close to all of the entertainment. Cool off this summer in Scottsdale's best kept secret, Hotel Indigo Scottsdale. Whatever your reason may be for traveling, Hotel Indigo is a perfect hotel for any celebration, function, or gathering.
**The best values of the year are available with advanced purchase from now through the summer season. Book early for savings up to 50%.**



...A frequent traveling guest rated his hotel stay a 100%! Staying in over 50 hotels in one year, makes this guest an expert on hotel service!
How did you find out about our hotel?
Company travel manager
What was your reason for choosing our hotel?
Recommendation of other
During the past 12 months, how many nights have you stayed in hotels for business?
50+
During the past 12 months, how many nights have you stayed in hotels for leisure?
7-19

"Christina the front desk host is a welcome to see upon check in. Smiling, personable and attentive to the customers needs."

Traveling can be exhausting, but contagious smiles are wonderful to see upon arrival! There is no better way to start a business trip or vacation

"Very pleased with the hotel, personnel as to why I'll be returning and referring."

Thank you for a wonderful review and we hope that others will leave their thoughts as a guest on our blogspot!

Other exciting weekend events to look forward too...

  • McDowell Mountain Music Festival at Westworld in North Scottsdale.  Running both Friday and Saturday with tickets ranging from $20-$200.  The lineup is diverse and features popular legendary and present-day acts. http://www.mmmf.net/
  • Join the Phoenix Zoo for their biggest fundraiser, Zoobrew.  The Go-Go's are headlining(who doesn't remember their popular song, "We Got the Beat?") and the event features food, beer, and wine tasting.  Tickets include a souvenir beer mug, admission to the concert, and beer and wine sampling.  http://www.phoenixzoo.org/ZooBrew2009/.  

Tuesday, April 21, 2009



*Two-for-one Tuesday in the Divine Lounge on well drinks and domestics*

~*Twitter has quickly become my new technology addiction. Another technology to integrate into our lives, but we all have to keep up at a very fast past otherwise you simply fall behind. It is such a great way to network for businesses! Be sure to check it out http://twitter.com/HotelIndigoAZ
If your being brought to our blog through Twitter than please become a follower, it only takes a minute! ***Notice, Hotel Indigo's followers widget on the left hand of the sidebar... looking to grow our audience.*** As long as you have an AOL screen-name, gmail account, google account, or yahoo then it only takes a minute to join the ranks and become a follower!

Thank you fellow Arizona business for your compliment through Twitter, CrackerJaxFun "Love your hotel, ive been there many times"

*~*Hotels are a dime a dozen, but remember they are not all equal. Hotel Indigo Scottsdale's fantastic customer service and praise sets it apart from the rest. Great for any age, any activity, and located in one of the most ideal spots in the valley.*~*

....Another great story for a job well done!...
"I just wanted to give kudos to one of your employees that works nights, Joey."

Joey assisted the guest with finding hotels for one of her clients in Sedona.

"He had some time and did some research on hotels in the area and printed out some suggestions for me (properties that are part of the family, etc.) and had it waiting for me when I checked out!"

All of the hotel's employees will go out of their way to make everyone feel special and help in anyway possible.

"I wanted to let you know that all of the staff I have had the pleasure to see over the last year of coming to Hotel Indigo are like this!"

We always appreciate feedback from our guests. Other comments can be found on Trip Advisor, http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g31350-d641422-Reviews-Hotel_Indigo_Scottsdale-Scottsdale_Arizona.html

"Couldn't stop talking all the way home about how well they were treated and how much they enjoyed Dillon and all the rest of the staff - really looking forward to going back again later this year."

**Join us this weekend in the Divine Lounge for our bi-weekly Brazilian love affair, Bossa Nova Lounge from 7:30 to 10:30 PM on Friday night.



Saturday, April 18, 2009

*There are a variety of activities and events going on this weekend, be apart of it all!*

"It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not."
— AndrĂ© Gide


Saturday
  • Party at the Coach house's 50th Anniversary Celebration! This is one of the few long-term surviving bars in Scottsdale and there will be music, food, and a big party! The party starts at 2 PM today and runs through Sunday evening. Coach House will be featuring music from Hans Olsen, Ronnie Glover, Don Paddock, and Rocket 88s. The bar is open from 6 AM to 2 AM, yes that is 6 AM, for the early bird drinkers. This is not one of your typical prim and proper Scottsdale bars...It is more of a dive/neighborhood bar that serves the old fashion stuff, like beers and well drinks! 
Music Schedule:
Friday...
Guitarist Hans Olsen, 4 PM Friday with free food provided by Tee Pee Mexican Restaurant
Saturday...
Ronnie Glover and Don Paddock at 1 PM
Slave to the Groove, 4 PM
Food catered
Sunday...
The Rocket 88s, 2 PM
  • Join us in the Divine Lounge for $3 domestics and $4 well cocktails before hitting the Scottsdale nightlife!
  • Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts presents, Girls Night: The Musical. The show runs Friday and Saturday nights at 8 PM until May 3, Sundays and Saturdays at 2 PM, and various other times throughout the week. Enjoy a play about five girlfriends who re-live the past. Talk about a perfect girls night! http://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/
Sunday


  • James Morrison performs at Martini Ranch in Old Town at 7 PM for $23. He has a great sound and is one of my favorite musicians. His new song Broken Strings can be heard on his webpage, http://www.jamesmorrisonmusic.com/. The song is FANTASTIC, at least in my opinion...I know music tastes can differ like politics His other well known songs are, You Give Me Something and Wonderful World.
  • Are you single and looking for something to do this weekend? Participate in Unstrung Rackets Open Tennis at Scottsdale Ranch Park. This is a social mixed doubles event. Sign-ups and warm-up begins at 6 PM Sunday!
...Also, don't forget about the Scottsdale Culinary Festival this weekend.... http://www.scottsdaleculinaryfestival.org/

Thursday, April 16, 2009


*~*Thirsty Thursday, the "new" Saturday, and one day closer to the weekend*~*

The other day I was searching for spots where I could listen to live music while enjoying a cocktail and it was really hard to find a place, especially one that was not heavy metal or solely instrumental in the Scottsdale area! Hotel Indigo Scottsdale brings you the band PHEED every Thursday evening in the Divine Lounge. The music is wonderful, the setting brings a sense of serenity, and the lounge area set up is simply amazing. The band plays acoustical interpretations of your favorite songs.
Listen to their music on MySpace. The songs are really fantastic, http://www.myspace.com/wwmyspacecomrodny. PHEED is considered a combination of acoustic, Indie, and Rock and features the former drummer of the Gin Blossoms. The menu is "food for thought" and enjoy $5 martinis and $5 house wines during the live music performance. The acoustic jam session runs from 6 to 9 PM.

~*Looking to enjoy superb wine? Join Fines Cellar for drop-in Thursdays from 5 to 6:30 PM. The price is $5 with on-site wine tasting and a different winery host every Thursday. Enjoy three to four wines, an educational overview, and a $5 gift certificate to be used that day on food or wine.  Visit, http://www.finescellar.com/

Nightclubs known for their Thursday night party...
  • Six Lounge and Restaurant presents Mint Thursdays. Entertainment is brought to you by Dj Masta Monk. Visit, http://www.6az.com/ for details!
  • Axis Radius has free table and bottle service on Thursdays for parties of 6 or more! Contact Baron at 602-295-6899 for more information and table reservation. Thursdays bring you ladies night, lingerie fashion show, and complimentary champagne and chocolate fountains. Also, sip on $2 red bull vodkas all night!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


*~*Two-for-one Tuesdays in the Divine Lounge on your favorite well drinks or domestics*~*

"The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person." ......Sadly, this quote can be the evil truth, especially with relationships.
— Chuck Palahniuk

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."
— E.E. Cummings
...I love a good quote by the way. They can really brighten your day!

Monday is done and Tuesday is here, bringing no real significance to this day of the week, except for the fact that it is one day closer to the weekend!

What to do tonight...
  • Salty Senorita's Tijuana Tuesdays with $5 beer buckets and $1 tacos from 3 PM until close
  • Play Bingo at the Lodge this evening with drink specials while you play, including $3 Coors Light, $3 Lodge Beer, $4 well drinks, and $3 house wine
  • Societe Tuesday at Six Lounge and Restaurant where you can mingle and network on Tuesdays and enjoy various drink specials like $4 vodka drinks and $2 Jager shots 
**The very popular Scottsdale Culinary Festival begins this evening with Bubbles and Bliss at Shade Lounge in the W. The festival brings a week of events to Old Town Scottsdale so "eat, drink, and be pretty" all week. Attend a part of history with the longest running festival of its kind in the United States! The weather will be perfect and a variety of delicious food, alcohol, music and other festivities will be going on all week! The culinary festival brings something for everyone; brunches, wine tastings, and famous chefs.
  Saturday and Sunday the event brings you the Great Arizona Picnic with food from over 50 restaurants, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, and various alcoholic drinks! Starts both days at noon and the dress is casual. Purchase tickets in advanced for $10. Receive one year subscription of Food and Wine Magazine when tickets are purchased online!
The entire weeks schedule can be found at http://scottsdaleculinaryfestival.org/Home/tabid/836/Default.aspx
Visit the festival on MySpace www.myspace.com/scottsdaleculinary
*Grab a room at Hotel Indigo where you will be within walking distance to all of the events.

Monday, April 13, 2009

**Beautiful Monday! Hope that you had a wonderful, relaxing, and rejuvenating weekend.**

Two weeks from tonight join Hotel Indigo in the Divine Lounge for a musician who pushes the boundaries musically!

*~*Hotel Indigo will have a very successful and talented musician in the Divine Lounge on Monday, April 27th. His name is Brian Chartrand and he is from Phoenix, Arizona. I just visited his MySpace page and his music sounds wonderful. The song "Ghosts in the Orange Blossom Air," is AMAZING! You can hear most of his songs on his MySpace page, http://www.myspace.com/brianchartrand, and download from his new solo EP "Out of The Either" for free! Visit his website and get familiar with his music before seeing him live. I promise that you will not be disappointed! For more information on Brian's projects visit, www.cdbaby.com/all/



*~*Brian has been busy, this month alone he has played/will be playing in New York, various Scottsdale and Phoenix locations, and in Massachusetts. He released four albums in 2008 and has been working just as hard in 2009 with the release of "Live at the Historic Yuma Theater." He has already begun his second project, and a third featuring Mike Florio and Mel Brown. His songs are a variety of sounds from bluesy to acoustic to a thick dance club type bass line...something for every type of music lover, with each song written in a classic, acoustic folk tradition. He pushes the boundaries of what a "singer/songerwriter" album should sound like with the latest in instrumentation, new directions, and new influences.

~A new Twitter follower, "We were at your hotel Friday night dropping some relatives off. Looks like a cool hotel!" Always looking for other followers! 

Saturday, April 11, 2009


"It is never too late to be what you might have been." — George Eliot

*Start out in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale with $3 domestic and $4 well drinks tonight in the Divine Lounge. The bars and nightclubs are just a walk away!*

A rainy, cloudy, and chilly day for Arizona… how did we get so lucky?

Trying to cut corners, but looking for a night on the town?Affordable drinking spots~

  • Four Peaks Brewery with $2.75 pints and $10 pitchers from 3-7 and 10-close

  • Rogue Bar brings you happy hour until 8 PM with Pabst Blue Ribbon for $1 and domestic bottles for $2.50

  • Acme Bar and Grill has 1 cent well drinks from 8 to 11 PM and $3 Skyy Vodka drinks all night for guys

Looking for a special place for Easter Brunch?

  • Estate House in Old Town Scottsdale is serving a 3-course Easter Brunch, $49 for adults and $19 for children under 12

  • Rawhide in Chandler is under $50 with children’s specials

  • Terrace Dining Room in The Phoenician Resort has a special Easter menu, located in Phoenix

  • Kona Grill is serving a delicious Easter brunch featuring 4-meat omelets and a kiwi strawberry roll

This is a great website for finding special holiday menus and offers http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?m=50&pid=228

~Have a wonderful and safe Easter for those celebrating this weekend! The weather is supposed to be beautiful tomorrow, 78 and sunny. What a perfect temperature for outside dining, Easter egg hunts, and swimming with the family.~

*~Are you looking for a play, Easter egg hunts, or a place to eat dinner? Visit, http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/ for various activities in the valley

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thirsty Thursday


*~*The new Saturday is tonight, Thirsty Thursday! Join Hotel Indigo in the Divine Lounge with PHEED. Listen to acoustical renditions of your favorite songs while enjoying $5 martinis and $5 house wines. It is a perfect way to end the day and renew yourself from a long week before the extended holiday weekend begins. http://www.myspace.com/wwmyspacecomrodny

*Just a thought… sometimes I think that the past should really be called the forgotten or the “lets never think about it again.” As I cleaned up my room I found old pictures of me and people I never even think about or talk to anymore, but yet friends I could never live without at that time and place. It is sad how we change, move away, and lose contact. You get use to the comforts of where you live and who you know, and then sadly they change. It is hard to deal with sometimes, but growing up is a part of life and so are the stages of life.
...Find comforts of the warm, vibrant, and unique style of Hotel Indigo. A boutique hotel that will inspire, invigorate, and motivate you with a one of a kind experience in every room. If you travel a lot this hotel will provide you with the comforts of home; a relaxed setting with a couch in every room, a flat screen television for your enjoyment, and a mini workstation perfect for a laptop. Visit, http://www.scottsdalehiphotel.com/ to learn more.

~*The hottest valley party is at Cream Lounge, the newest bar and nightclub in Old Town Scottsdale. Tonight, special guest DJ Crush’N the Decks playing the best beats all night long. Ladies get in for free and everyone receives two-for-one drinks before 11 PM. Thursdays bring a crazy party, located off 3rd and Drinkwater. Party starts at 9 PM.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

*~*Hump day Wednesday! Fortunately, we are halfway through the week and it is time to start thinking about the weekend. Ten to one you have already been thinking about it since Monday, but it is almost here! Make it a great holiday weekend...Passover and Easter are both coming our way. Relax, revive, and spend time with the ones you love.*~*

**Do not miss the hotels first ever Brazilian Love Affair night Friday! This is a new bi-weekly event held the 2nd and 4th Fridays from 7:30 – 10:30 PM! Try the Brazilian’s favorite drink Caipirinhas and listen to music by great musicians! Also enjoy fashion, art, and other various drink specials.**



~Spring has sprung here in the valley and summer is surely on its way. If the temperature and the sunny skies are not enough indication then the amount of skin, short skirts, cleavage tank tops, and daisy dukes might also give it away. The city of Scottsdale, well actually the majority of Phoenix, defines "skanky" attire much differently than other locations. In Phoenix we can get away with short shorts or a mini-skirt because the weather gets so hot that you cannot possibly wear much of anything, a plus for the single men.

  • Advice for visitors…If you are traveling to Scottsdale for spring break or for the up and coming holidays, then be sure to pull out the retired daisy dukes and bring them along, because here showing skin is more of a trend than a turn off! I mean this is a city with nightlife full of animals; cougars, jaguars, and trouts are probably the most prominent.


Another thing… if you are traveling to Scottsdale do not expect the mall, movies, or restaurants to be empty during the "work" week because hell, I am not quite sure when and how often people work in this city. I go to get a manicure on say, a Monday at 1 PM, and the place is full...go figure! Inquiring on the subject I get the response "I work from home," a lot.

I hope you enjoy my tidbits full of comic relief and nothing meant to offend anyone! All cities have their own set of jokes!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Is it not the worse when Tuesdays feel like Mondays? That is the type of day that I am having today. Not feeling too hot, family left and I am feeling kind of lonely, and the truth of the matter...I am just not in the mood to do much work on my slowly progressing novel or anything else. What is it about Tuesdays anyway?  They are just an odd day of the week, not good for much of anything except work maybe?!  Possibly, a happy hour will make me feel better?

*Two-for-one Tuesdays at Hotel Indigo in the Divine Lounge on well drinks and domestics is always a great choice. Friendly quick service is necessary after a long day!
"Everybody was great"
"...Every single staff member has went out of their way to see if we needed anything..."
OR
...maybe some networking at Six Lounge with their appetizers and drink specials on their Society Tuesdays?
Then again
...I could always go to Native New Yorker for their wing Tuesdays...30 cent wings all day, why not?
AND IF ALL ELSE FAILS
...Kona Gril is always a winner and a social spot for happy hour from 3 to 7 PM.
  • There are always people to meet and friendly attractive faces to talk to for those looking to mingle. 
That is ONLY if I make it home in time for American Idol and then 90210. I love my television shows, it actually gives me something to look forward too after a long day, being that I do not have a hubby or children yet!

Hotel Indigo customer service report...
What was the primary purpose for this stay?
Leisure
How did you find out about our hotel?
Other
What was your reason for choosing our hotel?
Recommendation of other
During the past 12 months, how many nights have you stayed in hotels for business?
1-6
During the past 12 months, how many nights have you stayed in hotels for leisure?
7-19
**Great boutique hotel for spring break or a stay-vacation! Enjoy yourself poolside before the weather gets too hot!**  



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Monday, April 6, 2009

What a fantastic quote..."Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent."
— Eleanor Roosevelt

Monotonous Monday... yeah, one of those type of Mondays. I had guests visiting over their spring break and it was a week full of chaos, fun, and little relaxation. I thought that I would be thrilled to finally have an evening alone to do nothing, but in reality I am a bit sad. I had a full house and now it is empty... so I think I'll drown my sorrows in chinese food, reality television, and CW's series Gossip Girl.

~NCAA Basketball Championship Game is on tonight at 6 PM, Michigan State verse North Carolina. Great timing for us Phoenix fans, we get to enjoy the end of happy hour and watch the game if we are out and about! I know that I will start out watching and then eventually change the channel to catch my other shows Typical girl

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*Mark your calenders for this Friday, April 10th and join Hotel Indigo, Afro: Baile Records, DJ Seduce, and many others for a party that celebrates Brazilian culture, "Bossa Nova Lounge." Unwind in a comfortable setting to the sounds of Bossa Nova, Samba, Jazz, and Electronica.

Sleepless Sunday...

*As I sat around this morning trying to figure out the new social network of Twitter, I realized that there are a ton of different applications all used for different purposes. The steps seem simple, but it is still taking me a little while to get a hang of it all. I think the website is a great idea for any business and it seems to be getting a great deal of publicity. In a world full of social media websites, from Twitter to MySpace and everything in-between, life seems to be all about staying connected in the digital age. If you want to succeed in this day and age, then you have to be a part of it all. The struggle is finding followers, maintaining followers, and posting information that people are interested in reading and since I am not famous… it is hard to reach the amount of followers that some users have.

…And now it’s after midnight and I am still playing on this twitter site… it is a pretty great site and actually quite addicting.

Nevertheless, try something a little more relaxing this Monday Night

  • Monday nights at Furio in Old Town, Scottsdale hosts manicures and margaritas. For anyone who is stressing over the economy, but still wants to keep their nails looking great then this is the event to attend. Manicures are only $10 and they offer pizza and pasta for around $6 or $7! The place gets busy so arrive right away at 5 PM or after 8 PM. The event runs from 5 to 9 PM. This event is held for both men and women, so men don’t be shy!
  • Can’t make it on Monday then Salty Senorita hosts the margaritas and manicures every Wednesday in North Scottsdale for $12. This is a great place to relax and drink! The event is less crowded, but a few dollars more expensive. Both guys and girls can enjoy the experience!

~Are you on spring break or vacation and looking for that “crazy” Monday night party? Then join Toxic Monday at Zuma on Mill Ave at 9 PM. This monday features:

  • Movie premiere party for Observe and Report with Seth Rogen…will this be another success for the comedian/actor?
  • NCAA college basketball championship game will be on television

Saturday, April 4, 2009

*~*Saturday*~*

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." — George Bernard Shaw

*~*The Divine Lounge brings you $3 domestics and $4 well cocktails this evening. Relax in the lounge before hitting the Scottsdale nightlife.*~*

NCAA Basketball tournament starts today at 3:07 PM! The first game is UConn verse Michigan State and then Villanova verse North Carolina follows at 5:47 PM.
Places to catch the game…
  • Upper Deck Sports Grill-Located in the heart of Old Town, Scottsdale this place is known as one of Arizona’s best sports bars and grill. This is your total sports bar place with even a “sports-bar” type menu.
  • Stone Rose Lounge in the Princess-Has been partying all month during their March Madness season. Fill out a tournament bracket and win prizes each week when your college basketball team wins. You will receive a 25 percent discount when you participate.
  • Fox Sports Grill-Has a very comfortable environment and is great because it is not as loud as your usual sports bar and the service is quick even when crowded. Delicious appetizers and a variety of beers to choose from!

**Hotel Indigo Scottsdale has now joined the millions of others on Twitter. Please visit our site and become a follower if you are a part of the Twitter community. Any suggestions about the world of Twitter would also be helpful!
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...Tonight is Luxe Saturdays at Pussycat Lounge. Two-for-one drinks until ten and DJ J Alan will be spinning music all night. If you are looking for a crazy party than this is the place to be!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday, April 3 2009

A traveler’s nightmare turns into a wonderful trip thanks to the Hotel Indigo staff…

“I just wanted to point out that I am traveling with my husband and four kids and that the day of our arrival we had several issues.”

…Traveling with kids can oftentimes take the fun out of a vacation. I suppose that traveling through airports in general is very stressful; dealing with security, people everywhere, and long lines can also make vacations not so great.
In addition, walking to the gate brings a mystery, will the plane take off on time or will the electronic board have the terrifying word, “DELAYED,” on it? Will the gate have changed or can I finally take a seat before boarding the flight?

“Our travels to Arizona included over six hours of delays plus over a four hour flight.”

Next, you finally board the plane, hopefully carrying food and snacks to avoid additional charges and if lucky land a window or an aisle seat. Patiently, you then sit while everyone slowly piles onto the airplane. Hoping that the flight is smooth from then on, you anticipate that the takeoff is not delayed and that there is a gate prepared for your airplane.

“Needless to say, by the time we arrived at the hotel we were all very exhausted and not very happy.”

When finally arriving at the destination and hotel you want nothing, but smooth sailing from then on out.

“The staff at your hotel was very quick with checking us in to our room, sending us a crib for my youngest son, and offering to help in any way possible.”

This is the type of trip that we all hope to have…an enjoyable escape from the “real world” and a time to relax and enjoy family, friends, and the finer moments in life.

“Through-out our stay, every single staff member has went out of their way to see if we need anything and ensure this is a great trip for me and my family. Thank you Hotel Indigo Scottsdale.”

Thank you Nicole and family for a wonderful customer service review of 100 percent. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon! 

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

*~*Thirsty Thursdays*~*

Quote for thought...
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." — Anne Frank... definitely something to think about!


THURSDAY**Join Hotel Indigo in the Divine Lounge with PHEED. The band plays acoustical renditions of everyone’s favorite songs. Martinis and house wines are $5 during their performance. Don’t miss the acoustic jam session! Find out more about the band at, http://www.myspace.com/wwmyspacecomrodny

~Everyone was in high spirits at the spring training game with the weather today. The feel of spring is in the air. I love the downtown area so much! There is almost too much to do and see in the area. I had guests in town and I could not show them enough today, but time is always limited. We visited the Scottsdale Stadium for a spring training game, had lunch at the Pf Changs near Fashion Square Mall, enjoyed dessert at Olive and Ivy for their scrumptious strawberry-rhubarb donuts, and shopped around the area. I then showed off the Hotel Indigo and the various clubs practically adjacent to the perfectly located hotel.

....Great for visitors, residents, and guests...Looking for a sweet treat? Sugar Bowl is one of the best ice cream places in Old Town, if not in all of Scottsdale. Enjoy a sundae, flavored float, yummy ice cream cone, or even a quick lunch. The restaurant has been open since 1958 and the very same people who own it and run it, are the same people who originally opened the Sugar Bowl! For anyone who has ever had a sweet tooth visit this fabulous place. They are open until 12 AM on both Friday and Saturday night! For more information visit, http://www.sugarbowlscottsdale.com/

Looking for a place to party tonight? Thursday nights at Cream Lounge present Blush Thursdays. This Thursday, April 2nd Cream will be popping with live filming for Henry Miller’s new movie “Fastlane.” This movie is a highly anticipated 2009 film and the club will have appearances by celebs, supermodels, and pro athletes.