DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Experience the transformation of Des Moines Marriott Downtown as the hotel prepares for renovated assembly and meeting spaces and the on-site restaurant and fitness center to be completed by 2014. The hotel currently boasts 417 spacious rooms and suites adorned with sophisticated furnishings, plus 15 meeting rooms equipped with 25,000 square feet of state-of-the-art function space to meet the needs of large events or intimate occasions. Whether hosting a conference, wedding or reception or just staying a few days while on a business trip, Des Moines Marriott Downtown provides flexible amenities and superior service for a productive and comfortable experience. The hotel is within walking distance of the Iowa Event Center, close to Drake University and just blocks from the Civic Center of Des Moines. The hotel's fitness center currently offers innovative cardiovascular equipment and free weights, an indoor pool and a whirlpool. In the coming year the gym will be completely refreshed with updated decor. Included in the renovation is the hotel's on-site restaurant, Rock River Grill & Tavern. Featuring an innovative menu, this culinary option is a casual diner's dream for breakfast and lunch. Join us in the newly renovated City Center Lounge for cocktails, appetizers and dinner fare. Des Moines Marriott Downtown invites guests to stay in revamped accommodations and enjoy discounted rates with available Des Moines hotel deals. About Des Moines Marriott Downtown Experience modern guest rooms, meeting spaces and restaurants offered at Des Moines Marriott Downtown. This luxury Des Moines, IA, hotel features unique amenities including an indoor pool, fitness center, lobby bar and business center to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers. Ideally located in the heart of the business district, this hotel is connected to Iowa Events Center and Wells Fargo Arena by nearly four miles of indoor skywalks. Dine at the delectable Rock River Grill & Tavern for breakfast and lunch, or discover the innovative City Center Lounge for casual downtown dinner and drinks. Highlighted by 25,000 square feet of functional banquet space, this hotel is ideal for conferences, weddings and events of all sizes. Book your reservation today to discover welcoming Iowa lodging for your next trip. For more information or to make a reservation, call 1-800-514-4681 or visit www.DesMoinesMarriott.com.