Luxury hotel, complete with 24-hour art museum, commits to Des Moines tower development

The Des Moines arts scene could reach new heights with a luxury hotel that will lend its name and operational savvy to a 131-room hotel planned for the Fifth development in downtown Des Moines.

Louisville, Ky.-based 21c Museum Hotels has signed with Mandelbaum Properties to bring a blend of art museum and upscale hotel to a mixed-use project that includes a 12-story hotel as part of a 40-story tower with 208 luxury apartments at Fifth and Walnut streets, an eight-screen, dine-in movie theater topped by two floors of commercial space at Fifth and Court Avenue, and a 690-stall public parking garage located midblock along Fifth between Court and Walnut.

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