116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel and Conference Center getting $11 million renovation
New guest rooms, restaurant and expanded gym space among enhancements
CORALVILLE — The Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel and Conference Center is getting a refresh as part of a multimillion-dollar renovation, which includes renovated guest rooms, a new restaurant and expanded gym.
The hotel and conference center, which is owned by the city of Coralville, is one of the anchors of the growing Iowa River Landing, which has seen increased traffic, events and sales. The Iowa River Landing also is home to the Xtream Arena, restaurants, retail stores and other attractions.
City Administrator Kelly Hayworth previously told The Gazette the budget for the renovation is $11 million, with the loans paid back to the city with hotel revenues over 10 years. The hotel is an important piece of Iowa River Landing because some of the events held at the arena wouldn’t be possible without a full-service hotel, Hayworth said.
“As tourism continues to pick up in the city and nationally, more travelers are eager to combine business and leisure travel and we’re thrilled to offer best-in-class service with our newly renovated property,” general manager Matt Traetow said in a statement.
The renovation includes a “complete makeover” of the 286 guest rooms, the hotel said in a news release Tuesday. The renovation will add two suites, which will increase the room count to 288.
Guest rooms will have smart lighting along with custom flooring, furniture, beds and desks. Each room will have motion lighting, 55-inch smart TVs and local art.
Guests will find a new Regency Club lounge on the first floor, along with an expanded gym that has Peloton bikes, a family lounge and a resurfaced pool and spa.
The hotel will debut Watermill Kitchen and Bar, a “new restaurant concept,” the news release said. There also will be a new and expanded cafe and marketplace.
Renovations began in February and are expected to be completed in late summer. The hotel remains open during renovations.
The hotel — managed by Marcus Hotels and Resorts — was rebranded in 2021 from the Coralville Marriott and Conference Center to the Hyatt Regency. A renovation was anticipated as part of the re-branding.
“The hotel and restaurant refresh will take this property to the next level and will serve as a showcase for the area offering amenities and experiences you can’t get anywhere else,” Hayworth said in a statement.
“It’s the only full-service hotel in the area, which means it’s ideal for those traveling for sports or performing arts events as well as the increasing number of leisure travelers and remote workers who want a beautiful destination within walking distance of so much.”
The hotel will be donating existing furniture to local organizations, including Houses into Homes and Iowa City’s Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
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