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CORALVILLE — Coralville’s hotel and conference center — the longtime centerpiece of the Iowa River Landing — is changing names and management.
In a news release Wednesday, the City of Coralville announced the city-owned Coralville Marriott & Conference Center will become the Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center on Aug. 18. The hotel and conference center will be managed by the Milwaukee-based Marcus Hotels & Resorts.
“We are excited to partner with Marcus Hotels & Resorts for the future of our hotel and conference center,” said Coralville City Administrator Kelly Hayworth in a statement. “Their experience, innovation, and leadership in hospitality, particularly in the Midwest, will be an asset to the city and to the hotel’s guests. Their focus on individual hotel properties and communities sets them apart.”
The hotel and conference center has been operated by Marriott since its opening in 2006. Since then, the facility — which includes 57,588 square feet of meeting and convention space, has been home to countless events and withstood the 2008 floods. It is located in the Iowa River Landing, a revitalized mix-use development that includes retail, office, residential and entertainment — including the new Xtream Arena.
“Marcus Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to grow its footprint into Iowa, assume management of this full-service upper upscale hotel and join the vibrant Coralville and Iowa City communities,” said Michael Evans, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts, in a statement. “When you look at our hotel portfolio you can see how deep our Big Ten roots run, and we are excited to extend those roots into Hawkeye Country and the broader Eastern Iowa region. We are looking forward to the start of a long and productive relationship with the City of Coralville and to working with Hyatt to delight our guests and deliver continued operational excellence for this market leading hotel.”
Once the brand transition is complete this summer, the hotel will undergo a “phased renovation” focusing on the Edgewater Grille restaurant and guest rooms, according to the news release.
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties across the country.
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