Iowa Best Western Rebrands as Magnuson Hotel Des Moines Airport

October 19, 2012

Magnuson Hotels, the world’s largest independent hotel group, announced today the complete rebranding of the Magnuson Hotel Des Moines Airport. Formerly Best Western Des Moines, the hotel will upgrade its local, regional and national market to attract business, group and leisure travelers via an affiliation with Magnuson Hotels’ global portfolio of nearly 2,000 hotels.

Corporate, educational, government and leisure travelers will appreciate this 144-room facility located centrally to everything Des Moines, IA has to offer. Visitors can spend the day visiting the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Art Center, Veterans Auditorium, Botanical Center and Adventureland Park. This is a host hotel for the Iowa state wrestling tournament, as well.

Traveling on business? The Magnuson Hotel Des Moines Airport is within driving distance to Des Moines Convention Center, Drake University, Ford Motor Credit Company, and Iowa State University.

The Magnuson Hotel Des Moines Airport offers complimentary breakfast each morning, free wireless internet, free airport shuttle service, an indoor pool with hot tub, a business center, and fitness room. Guest rooms feature free wireless internet access, cable TV with extra stations, air conditioning, alarm clock / radio, free local calls, and iron and board.

“We are proud to welcome David Howard and his entire staff, and are fully committed to increasing their property visibility and reservations,” stated Thomas Magnuson, CEO of Magnuson Worldwide.

As a Magnuson Hotels affiliate, the Magnuson Hotel Des Moines Airport is a member of the Magnuson Hotels Premier Collection, an elite portfolio of the highest quality hotels and locations represented by Magnuson Worldwide.

The Magnuson Hotel Des Moines Airport will receive complete global brand representation without the costs and requirements of franchise brand affiliation. It will expand its business through Magnuson Hotels’ massive hotel reservation network including 650,000 GDS travel agents, all global corporate accounts, over 2,000 internet booking channels such as Global Hotel Exchange, Expedia,, Priceline, and all major airlines websites.

About Magnuson Hotels:
In nine years, Magnuson Hotels has become the world’s largest independent hotel group, representing nearly 2,000 UK and North American hotels with assets in excess of $5.5 Billion. One of the top 5 global hotel chains, Magnuson Hotels is the #1 Hotel Company of Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 fastest growing private U.S. companies. For more information visit, Magnuson Hotels on Facebook, and Google+, or follow Magnuson Hotels on Twitter @MagnusonHotels