Iowa City Hotel Associates and Kinseth Hospitality are pleased to announce the groundbreaking for the Hilton Garden Inn, Conference Center and Rooftop Restaurant and Bar that took place on December 22, at 328 S. Clinton Street in Iowa City! “The ground breaking marks two plus years of planning and approvals on the project. The project will be the most significant project in Kinseth’s 45 year history.” says Bruce Kinseth, Executive Vice President of Kinseth Hospitality Companies.
With nearly 100 guests in attendance Iowa City Mayor Matt Hayek, Josh Schamberger of the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Nate Kaeding of the Iowa City Downtown District, Minda Hamann of West Bank and the Iowa City Chamber of Commerce, Jim Conard of West Bank and Bruce Kinseth each shared a few words about the project. Mayor Hayek expressed his excitement that the project was able to come to fruition. He stated that “This development, along with the additions of the soon to open School of Music and planned University of Iowa Art Museum, will help move the nascent Riverfront Crossing District forward.”
100% Locally Owned & Managed
The Hilton Garden Inn, Conference Center, and Rooftop Restaurant and Bar development project is 100% locally owned by a joint venture between the Hieronymus Family, the HGI Investment Group, and Kinseth Hospitality. Also in attendance at the event were John Hieronymus representing the Hieronymus Family Ownership Group, Kevin Digmann and Mike Hodge of the HGI Investment Group and Kinseth Hospitality Company Executives Bruce Kinseth, Gary Kinseth, and Ben Kinseth all of which helped take the first step of the construction process by breaking ground on the construction site. Jim Conard, Eastern Iowa Market President of West Bank, informed attendees that this project was an outstanding achievement for the local community because of it’s 100% local ownership.
The 143-room Hilton Garden Inn is scheduled to open in the late summer of 2017 and will be managed by Kinseth Hospitality Companies. The project was design by City’s Edge Architects, is being constructed McComas Lacina Construction, and financed by West Bank.
Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City
This hotel will provide a relaxing atmosphere for business and leisure guests alike with the standard guestroom amenities including a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, crisp linens, and a spacious work desk with ergonomic chair. Guest will also enjoy complimentary wi-fi, on-site fitness center, and valet parking. The Hilton Garden Inn will also have 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space for up to 250 guests with on-site catering services. The project will feature a Rooftop Restaurant/Bar with an outdoor patio that will offer guests and local diners spectacular views of Iowa City and The University of Iowa. As a part of the Hilton family of hotels, all guests staying at the property will enjoy the benefits of the Hilton Honors, frequent travelers award program, and guest will be able to make reservations to the property thru the Hilton Hotels reservations system.
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