The newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex is part of the City of Cedar Rapids’ grand vision to create a state-of-the-art convention center project which includes the adjacent 9,600- seat U.S. Cellular Arena, as well as an 80,000-SF convention complex. The complex is one of the largest in the state of Iowa, and city leaders and urban planners view it as the anchor and catalyst for the area’s urban renewal.
The upscale, full-service hotel features a contemporary design aesthetic and luxury furnishings, including sleek glass elements, and original sculptures and artwork throughout the lobby and public areas. The renovation provided updates throughout the hotel’s 267 guest rooms and the addition of a restaurant and bar. Other spaces include conference rooms, lobby, indoor pool, private offices, restrooms and storage space.
Challenges included connecting multiple buildings, integrating BAS, low floor-to-ceiling heights, extending distribution systems, a tight budget and tying new infrastructure systems with existing systems.