MUSCATINE, IA (July 2019) – The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center, Muscatine, set on the banks of the picturesque Mississippi River in eastern Iowa, has joined Tribute Portfolio, Marriott International’s newest collection brand and growing global family of characterful, independent hotels drawn together by their passion for captivating design and their drive to create vibrant social scenes for guests and locals alike.
“We are so proud to be part of the Tribute Portfolio family,” said Rebecca Howe, president of Riverview Hotel Development LLC, the hotel’s ownership group. “We look forward to providing an unforgettable experience for the modern traveler seeking local experiences and top-of-the-line customer service.”
Situated adjacent to the city’s River Walk Park, The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center, Muscatine features 122 uniquely-styled and well-appointed guest rooms, which include a Presidential Suite, Chairman’s Suite, Junior Suites, and have the flexibility of one, two and three-bedroom configurations. Located in the heart of historic downtown Muscatine in the scenic riverfront area, The Merrill Hotel has been recognized for its luxurious accommodations, outstanding customer service, and beautiful views overlooking the gently rolling Mississippi River.
A state-of-the-art conference center is located on the top floor and features 14 meeting and event spaces with a total of 12,723 square feet of meeting space, including the 4,719-square-foot Grand Ballroom featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and a large outdoor balcony overlooking the Mississippi River. Additional amenities include an indoor, heated saltwater pool; lounge with adjacent outdoor patio; a large fully-equipped fitness center; the full-service restaurant Maxwell’s; gift shop; 24-hour business center; and concierge services.
The hotel is just 25 minutes from the Quad City area, and 30 minutes from Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, Illinois. The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center, Muscatine will continue to operate under the same ownership and management companies, Riverview Hotel Development LLC & Hostmark Hospitality Group, respectively.
About Riverview Hotel Development LLC:
Riverview Hotel Development, based out of Muscatine, Iowa, is a private hotel investment firm which develops unique boutique hotels.
The Merrill Hotel in Muscatine, Iowa is a $42 million anchor project featuring a 122-room boutique hotel and event center situated uniquely on the banks of the Mississippi River. Developed to create an economic foundation for Muscatine’s beautiful historic downtown district and to meet the needs of the business community, the Merrill Hotel has created an economic engine that not only provides the finest amenities to its guests but gives back to its community.
According to Rebecca Howe, President of Riverview Hotel Development, “This project has translated into 100’s of jobs and left an excess of $81 million investment impression on Iowa and will continue to contribute to the Muscatine and the Iowa economy for decades to come.” The Merrill Hotel has won several awards and accolades in its first year of operations including the distinction of being the only IACC certified conference center in the state of Iowa due to its state of the art conference facility located on the top floor with its expansive views of the Mississippi. In addition, The Merrill Hotel was named the 2018 #1 hotel in Iowa by Trip Advisor.
About Hostmark Hospitality Group
Hostmark Hospitality Group is a leading hospitality management firm with consistent leadership spanning more than four decades, operating upscale full-service hotels, independent boutique hotels, luxury resorts, select service hotels, attractions and concept restaurants worldwide. Visit www.hostmark.com for more information.
About Tribute Portfolio:
Tribute Portfolio is a growing global family of characterful, independent hotels drawn together by their passion for captivating design and their drive to create vibrant social scenes for guests and locals alike. With 30 hotels open and growing, Tribute Portfolio has struck a chord with those who seek out independent experiences and crave a connection with the community when traveling. From boutique resorts like Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in California and urban hotels such as The Vagabond Club in Singapore, to hotels in indie-spirited locales like Noelle in Nashville and The Slaak in Rotterdam, each Tribute Portfolio hotel celebrates its individuality offering travelers a fresh, often colorful, perspective. Stay with character and stay connected: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Tribute Portfolio is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.