This design featuring Longboard in both a solid and woodgrain colour, is the newest boutique hotel in Des Moines, Iowa. Located near Living History Farms, this hotel is embracing Iowa’s agricultural heritage, but with a modern twist.
Revel Hotel opened following a $13 million renovation of the former Sleep Inn property at 11211 Hickman Road, just east of Interstate Highway 80/35 in Urbandale.
It’s the second boutique hotel project in the area for Heart of America Group, which is a Quad Cities-based development company.
“There’s nothing vanilla about it,” said Kim Whalen, executive vice president of Heart of America Group. “You’re in Iowa. We’re embracing the fact that we’re at Living History Farms, but it’s done in a modern way.
The art and design of the hotel are completely custom and it features murals from Des Moines artist Gustav.
“Embracing Iowa’s agricultural heritage, but with a modern twist.”
“Boasting 113 rooms, the hotel provides a bed-and-breakfast feel that’s unlike the experience at big-box hotels,” Kim Whalen said.
Some of the features of this unique space includes 16 different types of rooms, a lounge serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks, and a meeting space. As well as a large outdoor patio (shown in the photo above) which offers guests another space to grab a drink and embrace the relaxing atmosphere of this hotel experience.
“We’re in an experiential age, not a product age anymore,” said Mike Whalen, president of Heart of America.
Revel Hotel is part of Hilton Hotels and Resorts’ Tapestry Collection of boutique properties that includes unique properties all across the United States, including New York, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina and the District of Columbia.
Product Featured: 6″ V-Groove Siding
Colours Featured: Table Walnut & Charcoal
Designer/Builder: Heart of America Group
Longboard Account Manager: Jason Haveruk