Photo Gallery: Urbandale Hotel Renovo Opens for Early Morning Tour

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URBANDALE, Iowa — Hotel Renovo has opened on the spot of the former Comfort Inn & Suites next to Living History Farms.

Heart of America Company operates the hotel created and trademarked the Renovo name, which is Latin for refresh, relax, and renew.

WHO Radio’s Van and Bonnie invited listeners to tour the Renovo early Tuesday morning.

“We’ve gone from Brooks and Dunn, to Taylor Swift,” said General Manager Jason Nash. “We’ve built a 21st century farmhouse.”

The 102 Room motel is designed with a minimalist style, including some loft rooms and suites.

“We’ve created different areas where you could just relax,” said Nash. “We have outdoor space for social events.”

Renovo also has a restaurant. The facility was expanded from the old one, the only part that looks familiar is the indoor pool.

The Urbandale Chamber will hold a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 4 pm.


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