Make Lasting Memories in the Heart of Carmel’s Urban Oasis

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November/December 2023

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life without venturing far from home with a delightful staycation in our vibrant city! Discover the hidden gems and local treasures that make our city unique while enjoying the comforts of a relaxing getaway.

Whether unwinding from the holiday season in a boutique hotel, indulging in delectable local cuisine at Vivante French Eatery, or exploring the rich cultural scene at Feinstein’s at Hotel Carmichael, a staycation in Carmel City Center promises a rejuvenating experience. From the picturesque Ice at Carter Green to trendy boutiques to an assortment of dining experiences, Carmel offers something for every taste and preference.

Embrace the convenience of a staycation and let our city surprise you with its charm and allure. It’s time to redefine relaxation and make lasting memories in the heart of Carmel’s urban oasis.

Explore Hotel Carmichael and Its Amenities

I had the pleasure of speaking with Hotel Carmichael General Manager Jamie Hopwood and members of his staff Austin Campagna, Tyler Upshaw and Lindsey Bonte about the exciting things happening at the hotel, Vivante French Eatery, and Feinstein’s at Hotel Carmichael as we wrap up 2023! New this year will be the addition of two more igloos set up outside of Vivante that look out onto Carter Green and the beautiful Center for the Performing Arts campus.

“Two of the igloos offer soft seating and more of a casual experience with small bites and bottles of wine,” Upshaw shared. “The other two [igloos] offer a chef-curated, wine-paired menu with table-top seating for six.”

Bonte added, “The igloos will be available through the end of Valentine’s Day, and [their] décor will go from the Christmas holiday season to Valentine’s Day, and the other décor will be eclectic New Year’s. Reservations for the igloos can be made through Vivante on Open Table.”

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Upshaw continued, “Chef Jason [Crouch] and Chef Zack [Tursi] have worked diligently with local purveyors to make sure that the ingredients are true to the season. We want to provide food and beverages that our guests are going to remember and want to come back for.”

Hopwood added, “Another point to highlight is that all of our desserts are prepared by our in-house pastry chef Tia Evans, and she has elevated our dessert experience, especially at Feinstein’s.”

The team also shared that Hotel Carmichael has partnered with New Riff Distilling out of Newport, Kentucky, and is offering its own single-barrel bourbon! Enjoy it neat, on the rocks, or mixed into a craft cocktail expertly prepared by the talented bar staff. And be sure to check out the barrel on display next to the piano on the hotel’s main level while you enjoy the outstanding local talent performing live music in Adagio Lounge six nights a week!

Carmel’s Hotel Carmichael

Indulge in a luxurious experience by reserving a beautifully appointed room, savoring a delightful dinner coupled with an entertaining show at Feinstein’s, or enjoying the best of Vivante in an igloo with a captivating view of the winter wonderland that is Carter Green.

Conclude your evening with a sophisticated nightcap at the Adagio Lounge, the perfect prelude to retiring to the comfort of your exquisitely appointed room or suite. Elevate your stay with these enchanting options, each contributing to a memorable and immersive staycation.

Ring in the New Year with the Elton John Experience

End this year on a festive note and ring in 2024 at Feinstein’s at Hotel Carmichael! Reserve your tickets for the party of the year on Sunday, December 31.

Feinstein’s is pleased to present: REMEMBER WHEN ROCK WAS YOUNG…THE ELTON JOHN EXPERIENCE, capturing the music, costumes and charisma of Sir Elton John in a stage performance like you have never seen before. This New Year’s Eve show promises an evening filled with timeless hits and electrifying performances. You’ll be on your feet, singing along to the classics that made Elton John the global megastar he is today.

Carmel’s Hotel Carmichael

Prepare to be amazed as Craig A. Meyer and the ROCKET BAND recreate Elton John’s signature sound and style, bringing his music to life on stage. This is your chance to experience the magic of one of the greatest rock icons of all time.

So, gather your friends and family and join us for a night of nostalgia and pure rock ‘n’ roll. Don’t miss out on this incredible event that will leave you feeling like you’re back in the heyday of rock. Book your tickets now at and reserve your room at

Live your best life this winter season in Carmel, Indiana!