by Kim Norvell
Downtown Des Moines is poised for an unprecedented wave of hotel construction that will add 951 rooms in the next few years — a nearly 50 percent increase from the rooms available today.
The building boom comes as hoteliers shift their focus from the suburbs, which have seen steady hotel growth in recent years.
The Des Moines metro has added more than 3,100 hotel rooms since 2006. A huge chunk — 2,233 rooms — was built in the suburbs.
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