Altoona’s New Hyatt is Perfect for Your Next Event or Getaway

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Located at the heart of Altoona’s entertainment district, the brand-new Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines has everything going for it: a gorgeous lakeside view; restaurants, shopping and entertainment right outside the door; a quick drive to downtown Des Moines; a hotel bar and Starbucks coffee; and beautiful, fully equipped event/meeting spaces.

Whether you’re planning an event, hosting a meeting, visiting the Des Moines area or just want to shake things up with a staycation, the Hyatt has everything you need to make it unforgettable!

Explore Altoona’s Entertainment District

There’s really nowhere else quite like Altoona’s entertainment district. In a relatively small area, you’ll find an amazing amusement park (Adventureland), a world-class indoor/outdoor shopping center (The Outlets of Des Moines), a movie theatre, numerous local dining options, and Prairie Meadows: a regional destination featuring a casino, a steakhouse, a concert venue, a horse track and more. In other words, there’s pretty much a zero-percent chance you’ll ever be bored.

Head into the City

If you’re visiting Des Moines, the Hyatt Place Altoona is the perfect spot to stay. Just 15 minutes from downtown, you can easily get to and from major attractions like Wells Fargo Arena and the Iowa Event Center. Then, return to Altoona for some rest, relaxation and fun.

Plan Your Party (or Get Down to Business)

Hosting a corporate event, dinner, family reunion or business meeting? The Hyatt has everything you need for an event with up to 80 people. Their meeting space features plenty of natural light and is wired with all the essential equipment—wall-mounted televisions, electronic drapes and beverage stations. Plus, it walks out onto a partially-covered outdoor patio, so you and your guests can enjoy some fresh air.

If you’re looking for a more intimate business meeting environment, the Hyatt’s boardroom accommodates up to 8 people with natural light and a wall-mounted television.

Enjoy Incredible Catering

With a diverse local dining scene, you have a number of great options for catering your event. Two favorites are Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse and Burger Shed, both of which are just a short walk or drive away! Johnny’s serves a gourmet assortment of Italian cuisine and seafood, while Burger Shed specializes in hearty burgers and handcrafted shakes.

Soak Up the Lakefront View

The Hyatt’s spacious outdoor patio sits right on the lake, making it the perfect spot to sip a coffee in the morning, host a dinner at sunset or enjoy a nightcap. The patio is available for private rental.

Get Cozy

At the end of the day, you and your guests can relax in your spacious rooms. The hotel has 112 rooms, each one featuring Hyatt Grand beds, Wi-Fi, and a state-of-the-art workstation with an HDTV that can be easily integrated with laptops. There’s also a Cozy Corner where you can curl up with a good book. Guests can choose between a standard room, which features a Cozy Corner and a sofa-sleeper, or stretch out in a larger, 515-square-foot upgrade.

Hotel Room

Enjoy the Little Things

There are plenty of ‘big’ reasons to visit the Hyatt Place Altoona, from the incredible location to the lakeside views. But you’ll also enjoy the little things: the hotel café, the sleek bar, the lounge, the pool, the 24-hour fitness center and the amazing staff who are willing to go above and beyond to make your stay something special. Also, the hotel’s totally dog-friendly, so your furry friend can come along for the journey!

Like Altoona, it’s the mix of the big attractions and the little touches that makes the new Hyatt a fun, relaxing place to visit. Click here to learn more about our delightfully different city!