Hawkeye Hotels acquires, plans to rehab hotel in Davenport’s downtown riverfront area

Hawkeye Hotels Inc., a company active in Greater Des Moines hotel development, has bought the Radisson Quad-City Plaza in Davenport, which is connected by skywalks to the city’s RiverCenter and historic Adler Theater.

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Country Springs Hotel rebranding as The Ingleside Hotel

A prominent Pewaukee hotel is rebranding.

The Country Springs Hotel, which was purchased by Waukesha Hospitality in February, will rebrand itself as The Ingleside Hotel in spring 2018, according to a company news release. Chicago hotel design firm The Getty Group is leading the design and rebrand, which will take place on the heels of an extensive hotel renovation.

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Hotel Metro becoming a Marriott Autograph facility, according to bid

Hotel Metro, a boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown, is reportedly being taken over by Marriott International, according to reports.

A bid listed in The Daily Reporter indicated that Hotel Metro will be converted into a Marriott Autograph hotel, Marriott’s collection of boutique hotels worldwide. Marriott’s Autograph collection helps showcase “some of the most beautifully orchestrated hotel experiences the world has to offer,” according to its website.

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Hotel Minneapolis sold for $44M; new owner plans renovation

A San Fransisco-based private equity firm has purchased downtown’s 222-room Hotel Minneapolis.

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HPT to buy more conservatively, focus on renovations

Hospitality Properties Trust continued an acquisitions-based growth strategy in the third quarter that added 16 hotels to its portfolios—on top of 18 that were added in Q2. But company executives said during an earnings call with investors that going forward, the strategy could change.

“We’re being a little bit more conservative about how we invest, and we’re being careful about who we invest with,” said HPT President and COO John Murray. “We have a lot of renovations that we’re going to be working on during the course of next year, related to the pretty healthy level of acquisitions we made this year.”

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