Schulte Hospitality Group has announced the reopening of the historic Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel on February 1, 2018. After an 18-month transformation, the city’s icon of sophistication and luxury has been reinvented with a nod to the hotels history, while engaging the luxury traveler with enhancements that are reflective of the Renaissance brand. Cauhaus Design was selected by Renaissance Hotels to transform the Renaissance Des Moines Savery into the proud gem of the city, unveiling 209 fully reimaged guestrooms, an indigenous restaurant, revitalized event space and touches of the city and hotels history throughout. The reimagined arrival experience appeals to the millennial travelers, immediately enveloping guests with luxury as they enter the hotel. The outside awnings of the hotel were refurbished and the Hotel Savery name will now light the streets at night. Another exterior corner hotel sign will be added by Spring and will mirror the hotels exterior from the early 1900’s. The renovation of the lobby includes a new wall of historical photos and a timeline which will transport guests back in time through the hotel’s 100-year history. There is also the addition of a memorial wall to the Women’s Auxiliary Corps which was hosted at the Renaissance Des Moines during the war, 1942-1945. SCOPRI, is a new Italian restaurant located within the hotel. Guests will experience reinvented culinary classics from the Old World that pay homage to the local mainstays of Des Moines. The restaurant décor was imagined through a partnership with L2 Studios and Des Moines’ own West End Salvage. Reclaimed elevator doors from the Equitable Building now lead into the Private Dining Space in Scorpri and an old saloon door will allow guests to mark their experience in Scopri with a signed wine cork. CODA LOUNGE will offer crafted cocktails to tell the story of their
inception pre and post prohibition. Guests can select wine from the hotel’s Italian wine list honoring the grapes from the Old World to pair perfectly with the modern Italian cuisines from Coda and Scopri’s menu. Coda Lounge saw a slight transformation in décor with the addition of local artwork from Olsen Larson. The renovation creates sensation throughout the 2nd floor event space with additions of unique furniture, paparazzi escapes to “recharge” and a paparazzi walkway that leads guests to the Des Moines skywalk. R.E.N. Meetings will be alive in each space with new banquet chairs, new tables and linen, new sound and lighting systems and modern lighting throughout. The Savery Ballroom’s historical arched ceiling was rejuvenated with lighting features and decorative tiles add a unique element for any event hosted in the space. The reinvention of the guestrooms includes a newly designed bathroom with ample counter space, walk-in showers with surrounding tile and modern features throughout. In addition, new mattresses, larger televisions, and new Keurig machines were added to each guestroom as well as new plush furniture, linens, and bedding. The renovation included an overhaul of the buildings mechanical systems which now will allow guests a more comfortable setting in their space upon check-in. The hotel will open with 3 guestroom floors, lobby, restaurants and meeting space. Finishing touches look to conclude by early March with all floors including the Club Lounge and all remaining guestrooms. The hotel plans to celebrate later this spring with a Grand Reopening event displaying the renovation and the Renaissance brand to the city and its partners. For more information and to make a reservation, contact (515) 244-2151 or visit www.renaissancedesmoines.com.