Kinseth Announces Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the Residence Inn by Marriott hotel in Ankeny, IA!

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Kinseth Announces Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the Residence Inn by Marriott hotel in Ankeny, IA!

Kinseth Hospitality Company (KHC) is pleased to announce the official Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration of the Residence Inn by Marriott hotel in Ankeny, Iowa. The grand opening ceremony for the Residence Inn, located in The District at Prairie Trail at 1515 SW Main Street, took place on Thursday, October 24, 2019, with over 100 in attendance. To kick-off the event, Heather Lilienthal, Ankeny Chamber Vice Chairman of the Board; Dennis Albaugh, Owner of DRA Properties; Gary Lorenz, City of Ankeny Mayor; Ben Kinseth, Vice President of Kinseth Hospitality; and Suzy Ridder, General Manager, shared their excitement about the new Residence Inn hotel.


“Kinseth is excited to bring the upscale extended stay Residence Inn by Marriott hotel to the dynamic development that is Prairie Trail,” expressed Ben Kinseth. “Guests staying, whether it be one night or 30+ nights, will have a phenomenal new upscale product for lodging and a fantastic array of amenities to choose from.”

“We are so thrilled to celebrate the grand opening of the new Residence Inn by Marriott in The District,” said Dennis Albaugh. “From the beginning planning stages of Prairie Trail, we knew we wanted a hotel located right on the Town Square. We are so proud to partner with a company as solid and well-run as the Kinseth Hospitality Group.”

Residence Inn properties are designed as all-suite hotels that offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. Guests looking for a revitalizing sleep experience will enjoy the hotel’s plush mattresses and crisp linens, while guests focused on being productive will value their suite’s large, well-lit work desk, ergonomic chair and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Designed for stays of five nights or more, each suite also has a fully-equipped kitchen with a coffeemaker, microwave oven and residential-sized appliances. Located nine miles from downtown Des Moines and 25 miles from Ames, the Residence Inn offers its guests convenient access to local attractions like Adventureland Amusement Park, Wells Fargo Arena, Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino and more.

About Residence Inn by Marriott

Residence Inn by Marriott is the global leader in the extended-stay lodging segment, with more than 700 properties located in more than 10 countries and territories. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living, working, and sleeping zones. Fully functional kitchens; grocery delivery service; 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfasts help guests maximize their time and thrive while they travel. The RI Mix™ evening events afford guests the opportunity to socialize and connect with the local community. Each Residence Inn offers free Wi-Fi in both public and guests spaces to ensure continuous connectivity while on the road. As a member of the Marriott International portfolio, Residence Inn 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 For more information or reservations, visit For travel tips, the latest on the brand or to connect with other travelers, “like” Residence Inn on Facebook and follow @ResidenceInn on Twitter and Instagram.

About DRA Properties

DRA Properties is an Ankeny, Iowa-based real estate development company founded in 1992 by Dennis Albaugh. Mr. Albaugh is also Chairman of Albaugh, LLC., a global agricultural chemical company recognized as the largest wholly owned formulator and packager of crop protection products in the industry. As the largest of Mr. Albaugh’s community developments, Prairie Trail began in 2006 with the collaboration of a strategic planning committee that included community leaders and experts in the most forward-thinking urban planning strategies for how people want to live in the 21st century. More at

About Kinseth Hospitality

Kinseth Hospitality is a leading hotel management, development and ownership company. KHC has a proven track record of developing and operating award-winning hotels, restaurant and meeting facilities. Kinseth Hospitality is based in North Liberty, Iowa and currently operates over 80 hotels and 5 branded restaurants in 13 states.

For more information regarding KHC please contact our Corporate Sales and Marketing Team at 319-626-5600 or visit