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Hilton Iowa Events Center Hotel

  • Client

    • RDG Planning & Design
  • Project Type

  • Area

    • 317,638 ft²

Design Achievement – The new Hilton full service convention hotel is located at the edge of downtown Des Moines’ Iowa Events Center (IEC). Additionally, the ground up hotel will connect to the Des Moines skywalk system, and feature a surface parking lot on the east along with 120 parking spaces below the building. DLR Group's design team used the building massing to emphasize the border of the existing Iowa Events Center civic buildings on the site and rebrand the intersection at 5th and Park streets. The project incorporates a new transparent base that activates the urban street frontage and invites guests into its lobby and restaurant spaces. The architecture is highlighted by a large sculptural vertical frame that climbs up the structure and anchors the corner of the building. Floating above the intersection above the restaurant is an elevated roof deck entertainment space. The guestroom tower above offers panoramic views of the downtown skyline and capitol building on the east horizon.

Scope Summary - This 330,000 SF of new construction includes 330 guestrooms, public lobby, bar, and amenity spaces. The project also includes 14,000 SF of new meeting space which includes a Ballroom, Meeting Rooms, and Pre-function spaces. A 125 car parking structure is located beneath the building. DLR Group provided architectural services.

Hilton Iowa Events Center Hotel

Client
RDG Planning & Design