DES MOINES, IA—First Hospitality today announces the opening of Home2 Suites by Hilton Des Moines Drake University. Located on the Drake University campus at 2650 University Ave., the 124-room hotel expands First Hospitality’s existing presence in Iowa.
Home2 Suites Des Moines offers queen and king suite-style accommodations. The hotel also features two meeting spaces totaling over 1,000 square feet, an indoor saline pool, an outdoor patio space with a firepit, and a sports kitchen is slated to open at the hotel in 2021. Home2 Suites Des Moines is led by General Manager Michael Weldon and Director of Sales and Marketing Renee Nash. Weldon brings nearly a decade of experience to his role working in the Des Moines hospitality community, which is complemented by Nash’s marketing expertise.
“We’re excited to partner with Drake University to bring Hilton’s newest hotel to the Des Moines metro area,” says Weldon. “The hotel has a prime location on campus and puts guests within a short drive from downtown and the airport. I’ve been working with hotels in this city since 2011, and I know Home2 Suites Des Moines will be a strong resource for the community.”
Home2 Suites Des Moines joins First Hospitality’s growing national portfolio of over 7,000 rooms and the company’s diverse collection of Hilton brands, including Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, DoubleTree, Tempo, and Tapestry.