Historic Savery Hotel Reopens under Marriott’s Renaissance Flag

By Anna Breuer on 6 December 2018
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A Marriott Renaissance lobby

A Marriott Renaissance lobby

The Savery Hotel, which opened in 1919, reopened its doors to guests as the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel, a Marriott International property.

Designed by H.L. Stevens, the 11-story brick building has two additions dating to the 1950s.  During the Second World War, the hotel hosted part of the first Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, or WAAC, training center.

The reimagined property has 209 guest rooms and a lobby that includes a memorial to the Women’s Auxiliary as well as a timeline of the property’s history.

The guest rooms feature walk-in showers, 46” flatscreen televisions, and a gray-and-cream décor. Some rooms have views of the Iowa State Capital building.

Dining options available to guests include Scopri, an Italian restaurant, and the Coda Lounge, which offers cocktails and light snacks as well as entertainment as part of the Evenings at Renaissance program.

Notable past guests include the former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, former president Harry Truman, and actress Carol Channing as well as entertainer Tiny Tim, who resided at the property for eight years in the 1980s.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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