Hotel Blackhawk Repeats as Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Property

Historic Davenport hotel is only property named in Iowa

DAVENPORT, IOWA – Hotel Blackhawk management is pleased to announce its recognition as a 2014 Recommended Property by the Forbes Travel Guide – one of 82 hotels worldwide to earn that title and the only one in Iowa. The announcement is part of the guide’s 56th annual Star Awards for hospitality establishments worldwide (http://blog.forbestravelguide.com/the‐ 2014‐forbes‐travel‐guide‐star‐award‐winners).

The Forbes guide (originally known as the Mobil Travel Guide) was the originator of the prestigious Five Star Ratings and certifications. It has provided the travel industry’s most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958.

This back‐to‐back honor for Hotel Blackhawk adds to its current status as an AAA Four Diamond Award‐Lodgings, two‐time TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award recipient, two‐time Bix Bistro Wine Spectator Award of Excellence status as well as three‐time Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award recognition.

“Retaining our status in a travel guide like Forbes is recognition earned by the team at Hotel Blackhawk,” said Tim Heim, Senior VP – Sales & Marketing, Innkeeper Hospitality Services – parent company of Hotel Blackhawk. “Continuing to meet the expectations of a prestigious rating organization is to again be part of a gold standard for hospitality excellence today.”

Hotel Blackhawk re‐opened December 15th, 2010. The hotel retains its 99‐year‐old historic character while featuring modern conveniences throughout the 130 guestrooms and extended‐ stay suites, six meeting rooms and up to 300‐person banquet capacity in the signature Gold Room.

Other features include wireless internet, a fitness center, business center, swimming pool, hot tub, Spa Luce (lu‐CHAY), Milan Flower Shop, the Bix Bistro restaurant, the Beignet (been‐YAY) Done That coffee shop and Blackhawk Bowl & Martini Lounge. The hotel is part of the Autograph Collection  and the Historic Hotels of America network.