The 127-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Des Moines, Iowa is scheduled to open on Thursday, January 16, 2014. Located at 100 SW Water Street, the Residence Inn Des Moines Downtown will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by DM River Lodging and managed by Hawkeye Hotels of Burlington, Iowa.
Located downtown on the Des Moines River and five miles from Des Moines International Airport, the Residence Inn Des Moines Downtown offers its guests convenient access to Principal Park Stadium, Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines Convention Center and the Court Avenue Entertainment District. Rates vary depending on length of stay.
“We are pleased with the continued growth of Residence Inn hotels in the Des Moines area,” said Diane Mayer, vice president and global brand manager, Residence Inn. “When on the road for an extended period, our guests need space to spread out, maintain their life’s pace and restore their energy to help them maintain a healthy balance and routine while traveling. This new hotel offers them a seamless blend of modern style and functionality that allows them to settle in and thrive.”
Residence Inn properties are designed as all-suite hotels that offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. Guests looking for a revitalizing sleep experience will enjoy the hotel’s plush mattresses and crisp linens, while guests focused on being productive will value their suite’s large, well-lit work desk, ergonomic chair and complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access. Designed for stays of five nights or more, each suite also has a fully-equipped kitchen with a coffeemaker, microwave oven and residential-sized appliances.
The Residence Inn Des Moines Downtown’s complimentary hot breakfast buffet has a variety of great options, including specially made featured items. Guests can start their day off right with healthy food choices and, with a convenient to-go offering, can make sure they do not miss the most important meal of the day.
“This is an exciting time for Hawkeye Hotels, based locally in Iowa,” said Daryl Rixman, general manager, Residence Inn Des Moines Downtown. “Opening our first Des Moines property, especially the first and only extended stay property in the downtown area, with such a reputable brand, is part of our ongoing growth and development. Once our guests see this property they will be amazed at its elegance, beauty and functionality. Our goal is to build a presence in the downtown market and satisfy a need and want for our future guests.”
Extending the feeling of comfortable living on the road, the Residence Inn Des Moines Downtown offers guests inviting and functional public spaces to relax or collaborate. Road warriors and families alike enjoy the hotel’s grocery delivery service, complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour onsite food and beverage market, dry cleaning services, and onsite guest laundry room. The hotel’s weeknight evening gatherings offer a casual, relaxing environment where guests can be as social as they want, while enjoying light fare. The hotel also maintains a business library where guests can fax, copy and print materials, and provides guests with an indoor swimming pool, meeting room, exercise room and Sport Court®.
With more than 600 properties in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Central America, Residence Inn by Marriott is a leader in the extended-stay lodging segment. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Fully functional kitchens, grocery delivery, 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfast help guests maintain a healthy balance while on the road. Complimentary Wi-Fi allows guests to stay connected to the home and office, while health and fitness options and inviting lobby spaces provide comfortable places to work and relax.
Residence Inn participates in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, contact the Residence Inn Des Moines Downtown directly at 515-288-4500, call the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131 or visit www.residenceinn.com. For travel tips, the latest on the brand or to connect with other travelers, “like” Residence Inn on Facebook: www.facebook.com/residenceinn, and follow Residence Inn on Twitter: www.twitter.com/residenceinn.
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