IJA Festival Lodging

Where to stay


We have partnered with two high quality hotels located adjacent to and connected with our main juggling space and our formal theater to offer an impressive group discounted rate.  They are The Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center and the Courtyard by Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown

Courtyard by Marriott

Hilton Fort Wayne

PLEASE READ PRIOR TO BOOKING A ROOM:

You will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit equal to one night’s stay plus taxes with your reservation at either hotel.

If your plans change and you can’t make it to the festival, you can swap your reservation to another juggler using the IJA’s Room Swap page on Facebook , where you can find another juggler who needs your room. Work out the arrangements with them, then call the hotel to change the name on your reservation to the other juggler. The other juggler can reimburse you for the one-night deposit you’ve already paid. When the other juggler checks into the hotel, they will give their credit card to secure payment on the rest of their stay.

This policy has been put into effect to reduce the number of reservation cancellations and unsold rooms during our festival, which has the effect of preventing jugglers from being able to get a reservation at IJA rates during the fest even though reservations were made and cancelled, and then left unavailable to other jugglers to reserve.

Read on for full details on both properties, and book your reservations as soon as possible!


Courtyard by Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown

$111.00/night + 14% tax (King room or Double Queen room)

1150 Harrison St
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Hotel direct phone: (260) 490-3629
Hotel general website

IJA-rate reservations at $111/night (Single through Quad) + 14% tax.

Use this link to book or call 260-490-3629, and use option 1 to reserve directly with the hotel. Mention the International Jugglers’ Association to receive the special rate.

If you have trouble getting a reservation at our $111 IJA rate, please let us know.

NOTE: You will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit equal to one night’s stay plus taxes with your reservation. See the special note above for details.

Please note that the Courtyard Hotel is currently SOLD OUT of IJA rate rooms.

The beautiful Courtyard by Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown is a fully-equipped full-service Courtyard property, with a full-service sit-down restaurant and full bar on-site. 

The Courtyard has undergone a full renovation and upgrade in late fall of 2018, and is now one of the most modern and beautifully-furnished properties under the Courtyard flag.

Located less than 150 feet across the street from the entrance to the Grand Wayne Convention Center (also accessible through climate-controlled 2nd-floor skywalk), the Courtyard by Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown offers 250 beautiful guest rooms on six floors. The adjacent garage provides complimentary parking for registered guests.

New features at the Courtyard by Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown added in late 2018:
  • New RFID guest room locks with Bluetooth smartphone connectivity
  • New Serta mattresses on every bed
  • New soft seating and lighting in every guest room
  • New 40” LG LED flatscreen HDTVs with built-in access to streaming services including Netflix, Pandora, Amazon Prime Video and more, and two guest-accessible HDMI connectors

Newly-updated (November, 2018) guest rooms at the Courtyard feature a King bed with a pull-out sleeper sofa, or two Queen beds. All rooms have new LG LED 40” flat-screen HDTVs, free Wi-Fi internet access, plus a coffeemaker, mini-fridge and microwave. Some rooms have spectacular views of adjacent Parkview Field, the beautiful, award-winning home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps baseball team!

Just off the lobby, you’ll find the brand-new (February, 2019) Conners Kitchen + Bar restaurant. Conners is a cool new spot in downtown Fort Wayne to eat and drink, and will be serving up elevated American comfort food, craft beer and cocktails in a hangout-worthy spot. The new restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and will feature food and drink from local breweries and farms in Indiana. The Courtyard by Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown is one of only three Courtyard properties in the country with an on-site restaurant!
The hotel also has an indoor pool, a cozy lobby lounge with computer work stations, and a 24-hour front desk with convenience pantry. Check out a 360-degree immersive VR tour of the Courtyard by Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown!
 

Special IJA Rate: Courtyard by Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown $111.00/night + 14% tax (Single through Quad). Rate includes free covered parking in the hotel’s attached garage (an $8/night value). This rate is available for booking only through June 2, 2019You will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit equal to one night’s stay plus taxes with your reservation. See the special note above for details.

How To Book: Use this link to book or call 260-490-3629, and use option 1 to reserve directly with the hotel. Mention the International Jugglers’ Association to receive the special rate.

See this hotel information grid for a summary of the features and pricing for the Courtyard by Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown.

HILTON FORT WAYNE

$109+tax/night single through quad

1020 S Calhoun St
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Hotel direct: (260) 420-1100
Hotel general website

IJA-rate reservations at $109/night single through quad + 14% tax.

Book at Hilton.com, on the Hilton mobile app, or call (260) 420-1100. Use Group Code IJA to receive the special rate.

If you have trouble getting a reservation at our $109 IJA rate, please let us know.

NOTE: You will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit equal to one night’s stay plus taxes with your reservation. See the special note above for details.

Check out all of these great reasons to choose the Hilton for the best time in Fort Wayne!

  • A modern, full-service high-rise hotel right in the middle of downtown Fort Wayne, the Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center is ideally located at the center of everything going on during the IJA festival.
  • With 246 rooms on six floors, a full-service restaurant and lobby bar, a Starbucks cafe in the lobby, and many more wonderful amenities, the Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center is an excellent choice for festival attendees at an impressively low IJA rate.
  • Best of all, the Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center is connected to both the Grand Wayne Convention Center and the Embassy Theatre, so you can walk in air-conditioned comfort from your guest room to the gym or the Theatre in just a couple of minutes.
  • Guest rooms at the Hilton feature a King bed with a sleeper sofa or two double beds. All rooms feature a long list of amenities including microwave oven and mini-fridge, coffeemaker, free Wi-Fi internet access, 55” flat-screen HDTVs, in-room safe, Herman Miller desk chair and work desk, and much more.
  • Around the hotel you’ll find a large indoor pool and fitness center, and covered garage parking adjacent to the hotel ($8/day, unlimited in/out privileges for registered hotel guests). The Hilton Digital Key is also available, letting you use your smartphone and the Hilton mobile app to unlock your guest room door!

Special IJA Rate: Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center $109.00/night single through quad + 14% tax. This rate is available for booking only through May 31, 2019.  This rate is available for stays from Sunday through Saturday (June 23rd-30th) . You will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit equal to one night’s stay plus taxes with your reservation. When checking out, you see a message stating your entire stay is non-refundable. Please note this is not the case. It is only 1 night that is non-refundable. Due to the way their website is up they could not correct this for us. See the special note above for details.

How To Book: Use this special IJA group booking link, or book at Hilton.com or on the Hilton mobile app and use Group Code IJA to receive the special rate. If reserving by phone, tell the reservationist you are booking at the IJA (International Jugglers’ Association) group rate using group code IJA.

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