Multimillion Dollar Renovations Are Underway at Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center
A multimillion-dollar transformation is underway at Iowa's only Hyatt Regency, with a planned completion by late summer 2023. Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center's renovation features a complete makeover of the guest rooms and a reimagined and highly curated food and beverage experience—all designed to deliver a market-leading hospitality experience.
Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center sits at the heart of the dynamic Iowa River Landing, which is the fastest-growing retail, restaurant, and cultural hub in Coralville and is steps away from the new Xtream Arena, home to regional and national sporting and cultural events.
Converted to the Hyatt Regency brand in late summer 2021, the 286-room property is getting a complete refresh that will reflect the needs and wants of today's leisure and business travelers.
"This renovation will blend the brand's sophisticated, contemporary design and culinary style with Iowa City's rich arts, culture, and literary scene," said Matt Traetow, general manager of Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center. "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."
Guest rooms will feature smart lighting and enhanced connectivity as well as custom flooring, furniture, beds, and desks. Each room will also have motion lighting, 55" smart TVs, and hand-selected and curated local art. King rooms will include a chaise lounge for additional leisure, working, and sleeping space.
The renovation will add two new suites, increasing the guest room count to 288. As guests enter on the first floor, they will also find a new Regency Club lounge and an expanded gym with new state-of-the-art equipment, including PelotonR bikes, a family lounge, and a resurfaced pool and spa.
As part of the transformation, the hotel will debut a new restaurant concept, Watermill Kitchen + Bar, with a spacious outdoor patio that will serve hotel guests, locals, and those from Iowa and beyond looking for a local dining experience that truly exemplifies the destination. The hotel will also offer a new, expanded café and marketplace. The renovations are designed to complement the hotel's existing amenities, such as the Iowa Writers' Library (a collection of regional, national, and international writers who graduated from the University of Iowa's renowned Writer's Workshop), and the Iowa River Landing Wetland Park that acts as a beautiful and natural backdrop to the property.
Throughout the renovation process, the hotel will give back to the community through donations of existing furniture to local organizations, including Iowa City's Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Houses into Homes.
Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center is owned by the city of Coralville and managed by the leading hotel operator, Marcus Hotels & Resorts.
"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," said Kelly Hayworth, Coralville City Administrator. "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."
Located by the Iowa River and Wetland Park, the property is ideally situated for locals and tourists to enjoy nature walks, bird watching and wildlife photography. The hotel is also near Von Maur, an Iowa-based department store that was recently named as the top department store in the nation by Newsweek, and two miles from the highly traveled intersection of I-80 and I-380.