Coralville’s Marriott resort and conference centre to become Hyatt in August

Coralville Marriott Lodge and Meeting Centre at the resort in Coralville, Iowa, on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

CORALVILLE — Coralville’s resort and meeting middle — the longtime centerpiece of the Iowa River Landing — is changing names and administration.

In a information release Wednesday, the City of Coralville introduced the city-owned Coralville Marriott & Conference Heart will come to be the Hyatt Regency Coralville Lodge & Convention Middle on Aug. 18. The resort and convention heart will be managed by the Milwaukee-primarily based Marcus Motels & Resorts.

“We are fired up to partner with Marcus Lodges & Resorts for the long run of our lodge and conference middle,” reported Coralville City Administrator Kelly Hayworth in a statement. “Their working experience, innovation, and management in hospitality, specially in the Midwest, will be an asset to the metropolis and to the hotel’s visitors. Their emphasis on individual resort attributes and communities sets them apart.”

The resort and meeting centre has been operated by Marriott due to the fact its opening in 2006. Because then, the facility — which incorporates 57,588 sq. feet of conference and conference area, has been household to many activities and withstood the 2008 floods. It is positioned in the Iowa River Landing, a revitalized blend-use progress that consists of retail, business office, residential and entertainment — such as the new Xtream Arena.

“Marcus Resorts & Resorts is thrilled to increase its footprint into Iowa, think administration of this whole-provider upper upscale resort and be a part of the vivid Coralville and Iowa Town communities,” claimed Michael Evans, president of Marcus Accommodations & Resorts, in a statement. “When you search at our hotel portfolio you can see how deep our Big 10 roots operate, and we are energized to increase all those roots into Hawkeye Place and the broader Jap Iowa location. We are seeking ahead to the begin of a extensive and successful marriage with the Town of Coralville and to working with Hyatt to delight our company and produce continued operational excellence for this marketplace leading resort.”

Once the model changeover is comprehensive this summer, the resort will undergo a “phased renovation” focusing on the Edgewater Grille cafe and visitor rooms, in accordance to the news launch.

Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns or manages 19 inns, resorts and other homes across the state.

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