Hawkeye Hotels reflags hotel in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Lexington by Vantage

Mark Williams, Group president of Vantage Hospitality Group’s Upscale Brands, announced that Hawkeye Hotels reflagged its Fairfield Inn in Ottumwa, Iowa, to a Lexington Inn & Suites.

Founded in 1982, Hawkeye Hotels owns and operates 43 properties in 13 states across the Midwest. Headquartered in Iowa, Hawkeye Hotels manages over $600 million in controllable assets and employs over 2,000 employees across the country. 

Last week, during Vantage’s annual International Educational Conference and Trade Show in Las Vegas, Williams touted Lexington’s growth and his goals to rapidly expand the brand in 2015.


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“At Hawkeye Hotels, we strive to provide our guests with high-quality experiences when they stay at one of our hotels. Our partnership with Vantage will certainly enhance the overall guest experience we’re able to provide as they have been providing quality products and services to customers for nearly two decades,” said Patel. 

The 62-room Lexington Inn & Suites in Ottumwa is conveniently located off Highways 163/149, just south of Route 63, and offers guests an indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, a fitness center and a free hot breakfast.

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The debuts consisted of a Hotel RL in St. Louis, a Tru by Hilton in Springfield and a SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Kansas City.

The appointments include new general managers, directors of sales and marketing and a cluster revenue manager at the corporate level.

The Singapore-based company plans to reflag a Westin hotel in Toronto later this month.