Ryan Jones is the SEO Director at SapientRazorfish. Ryan runs an international SEO strategy and analytics team at SapientRazorfish where he works with several Fortune 500 clients. Ryan also runs wtfseo.com Ryan enjoys blogging, speaking, hockey, softball, golf, and attempting to take over the world – which he would have gotten away with had it not been for those meddling kids and their dog.
See Where We Stayed in 2018
In 2018, DFWSEM had a fabulous hotel located near the State of Search conference as well as the vibrant Dallas nightlife.
Newly renovated, the Indigo Hotel is one of Dallas’ best hotel destinations for business or leisure travel guests. Built in 1925 as the first Hilton hotel, Hotel Indigo is one of the few buildings to be restored and kept as a hotel through all these years. They are located right in between downtown and Deep Ellum which provides our guests with endless activities and fun!
About Hotel Indigo
Hotel Indigo is located in the heart of the Main Street district. It offers you a dose of real Texas Hospitality. This unique boutique hotel combines authentic local experiences, modern design, and personal service with the peace of mind and consistency of staying with one of the world’s largest hotel groups.
Once the site of the Dallas Opera House and the luxury department store, Titche-Goettinger, the Hotel Indigo Dallas Downtown is a registered National Historic Landmark.
The guest rooms boast a refreshing experience with plush bedding, hardwood flooring, refrigerators and a spa-inspired shower.
In an effort to make the most out of your stay, Hotel Indigo includes other amenities to make your visit both enjoyable and convenient, including:
- Complimentary Wireless Internet in all guest rooms and meeting space ($10.95 savings)
- Complimentary Fitness Center Access
- Complimentary Shuttle Service within 3 miles of hotel. Shuttle service runs daily between the hours of 7AM and 10PM.
Tip – plan to catch an early shuttle if you want to arrive on time to State of Search.
Their bistro, Titches, will serve you hot, full meals prepared by their in-house chef. They are located right in between downtown and Deep Ellum which provides our guests with endless activities and fun!
The hotel offers self parking for $12/day (sorry, no in and out privileges allowed) and valet parking for $25/day which includes in and out privileges.
Things to do nearby
Hotel Indigo is within a few minutes walk of the vibrant downtown community, filled with some of the city’s best restaurants, nightlife, shopping, arts, and sports, such as:
After a full day of fantastic presentations and networking at State of Search you can relax in your room. Or, you may also want to enjoy a cool, Texas-style margarita on the patio at Iron Cactus or other Downtown Dallas restaurants.
Comic books, croissants, and classic narrative devices
State of Search is a marketing conference, but some things are just too important not to mention. Casey Markee has met Stan Lee, y’all. Twice. In the hierarchy of nerddom, that makes him a knight. To honor this fact he shall be referred to as Sir Casey for the duration of this blog.
Desktop surfing isn’t over, but search has changed
State of Search keynotes are getting entirely out of hand, y’all. We started with Danny Sullivan. You know who he is. Search Engine Land Supreme Overlord/Founding Editor. The man Ken Auletta called, “the closest approximation to an umpire in the search world.” The guy who makes you jealous with his sunset shots on Twitter.
He came with the bad news, then the good news, then the inspiration. Because that’s how we do it at DFWSEM.