Gateway Hotel and Conference Center Unveils All-New Look
The renovated space will feature all-new technology in every room and eco-friendly design elements.
Sponsored by: Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
The Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, long a part of the fabric of Ames and Iowa State University, will soon be welcoming guests to a newly renovated facility.
“We began a full-scale renovation of the entire 187-room facility in November 2022,” says General Manager Samuel Meisinger, “and we expect it to be complete in time for ISU graduation in May 2023.”
Established in 1978 by a group of ISU alumni to serve the campus and the wider community, the Gateway since then has been a place of gracious hospitality for guests attending a sporting event or a campus graduation, an agricultural conference or a business meeting.
Music legends and world leaders have made stops here, and it’s been a learning environment and an employer for countless ISU students over the years. Meisinger himself began working at the Gateway as a front desk agent while a student at ISU, returning in 2019 to serve as general manager.
He says the hotel is a place of connections for the university, students, families and fans.
“We’re definitely proud of our connection to Iowa State,” Meisinger says. “Our second-floor conference center features art donated or on loan from the university, and our restaurant is the IowaStater.”
He says guests will find the renovated space much brighter and lighter.
“We’re taking advantage of more natural light and an updated color scheme, along with crisper décor in the bathrooms and throughout,” Meisinger adds.
Behind the scenes, the renovated space will feature all-new technology in every room and eco-friendly design elements including fresh soaps, LED lighting and updated plumbing.
“The Gateway is the largest hotel and conference center in Ames,” Meisinger says. “We’re excited to be continuing the tradition that was established by the alumni group all those years ago with updates that will keep our guests eager to return again and again.”
Learn more about the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center at gatewayames.com.