Corporate Travel Awards 2019 Edition

CORPORATE TRAVEL AWARDS 2019 | AMERICAS 86 After more than two years of planning and construction, the 330-room Hilton Des Moines Downtown opened ahead of schedule on March 21, 2018. The inviting design of Hilton Des Moines Downtown incorporates elements inspired by a unique juxtaposition between both agriculture and technology. Reflecting the growing trend of Des Moines as a technology hub, the high-tech theme is represented through windows arranged in a random binary pattern similar to barcodes, custom-designed carpet to emulate a circuit board and light fixtures resembling wiring. Further building on the Iowa connections, a rotating public artwork exhibit, supplied by Moberg Gallery and featuring local and regional artists, is on display and available for purchase in the hotel lobby. Hilton Des Moines Downtown is the only downtown hotel directly connected via skywalk to the Iowa Events Center, consisting of Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Hy-Vee Hall and Wells Fargo Arena. Only five miles to the airport and convenient access just off I-235, the hotel is surrounded by local dining, major businesses and close to nearby downtown attractions like the Iowa State Capital, Pappajohn Sculpture Park and the renowned Farmer’s Market. This premium full service hotel is a vital addition for Des Moines to continue to compete against Midwest Cities for regional and national conventions, increasing the overall economic impact for the city of Des Moines. Guestrooms are well appointed, featuring king or double queen beds, 50-inch LCD TV’s, a large work desk, multiple outlet/USB drive connectivity, refrigerator, in-room safe and coffee maker. There are 26 total suites, offering the experience of upgraded amenities, living area and private bedroom and upgraded bathroom. Entertaining is a joy in the suites that include a living and dining area, wet bar and floor to ceiling windows overlooking downtown. Hilton Des Moines Downtown is the only downtown hotel with natural light in every meeting room and pre-function space of the 10,000 sq. ft. ballroom that opens onto an outdoor terrace. Features include innovative touch-screen navigation signage, smart window lighting and ClickShare technology in boardrooms. Located all on the same level for easy flow, the meeting space also includes a dedicated office available for meeting planners and street level access. An indoor pool, overlooking the Iowa State Capital, fitness center, Park Street Kitchen & Bar and an Executive Lounge round out the amenities offered at Hilton Des Moines Downtown. For the third consecutive year, Hilton has been named as one of the World’s Best Workplaces recognized by Great Place to Work ® . Team Members from the world’s most hospitable company say Hilton’s culture, benefits and travel perks make it a great place for a career in the hospitality industry. Hilton climbed seven spots to the highly coveted second spot on the list of the top 25 companies and is the highest ranked hospitality company. Since Hilton’s founding nearly 100 years ago, Hilton has had a hugely positive impact on the world around us. From shaping the hospitality industry as we know it, to supporting the economic growth of our communities and serving millions of guests every year, to creating incredible opportunities for Team Members across the globe, Hilton has been a force for good over the last century. This is the Hilton Effect. HOTEL OF THE YEAR USA Hilton Des Moines Downtown T: +1 515-241-1456 I F: +1 515-241-1457 | E: 435 Park Street I Des Moines, IA 50309 I USA

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