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Radisson Opens Near Iowa State University Following a Multimillion Dollar Renovation

March 28, 2018


Radisson, one of the best-recognized hotel brands, today announced the opening of Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center at ISU located at 2609 University Boulevard. The hotel recently completed an extensive multimillion dollar renovation, which includes upgrades to the guest rooms, lobby and exterior. Guests visiting Iowa State University can enjoy the hotel's convenient location just one mile from campus.

"We are excited to welcome this beautifully refreshed hotel into our Radisson family," said Aly El-Bassuni, senior vice president, Franchise Operations, Americas, Radisson Hotel Group. "This hotel embraces everything the Radisson brand has to offer with its modern design and focus on delivering superior hospitality allowing guests to relax and create memorable moments throughout their stay."

The hotel offers 75 spacious guest rooms and suites. Guests have access to a fitness center, business center, indoor pool, along with free Wi-Fi and parking. Complimentary bicycles, helmets and bicycle locks are available at the hotel through a partnership with Cybike, a bike share program through the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau. The hotel can also serve as a venue for meetings and special events. The 4,500-square-foot meeting space can accommodate up to 325 people. The event space can also be reconfigured into six different styles, along with being divided into smaller rooms. Meeting equipment and onsite catering are available.

Bistro 1864 is the hotel's restaurant featuring a menu of classic American dishes. The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner and offers local craft beer on tap and signature cocktails. Guests can visit the hotel's onsite 24-hour marketplace for a quick bite or enjoy a meal without leaving the comfort of their room by ordering room service.

"We are thrilled to open our hotel under the Radisson brand," said Tim O'Byrne, the hotel's owner. "Our excellent location and diligent staff trained in the Yes I Can! service philosophy will create a lasting impression for all of our guests."

Guests can enhance their stay by downloading the Radisson iConcierge app which offers access to a wide variety of hotel services and local information before, during and after the stay such as ordering room service, receiving details of nearby attractions and checking out.

About Radisson

Radisson is an upscale hotel brand that offers Scandinavian inspired hospitality, which enables guests to focus on a work/life balance and find harmony in their travel experience. With nature-inspired design, and unexpected delights, Radisson inspires the art of being in the moment. Committed to building meaningful relationships with guests, Radisson has a Yes I Can! service attitude to ensure the satisfaction of every guest. Radisson hotels can be found in suburban and city settings, near airports and leisure destinations. Guests and professional business partners can enhance their experience with Radisson by participating in Radisson Rewards, a global loyalty program offering exceptional benefits and rewards.

Radisson is part of the Radisson Hotel Group Americas portfolio of brands including Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Radisson Individuals, Radisson Inn & Suites, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, brought together under the overarching Radisson Hotels Americas name. Radisson Hotel Group Americas represents Radisson Hotels brands in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, and Latin America. Combined with Radisson Hotel Group, representing Radisson Hotels in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group Americas is one of the world's largest hotel companies with more than 1,500 hotels in operation and under development in 120 countries.

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