Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Number of Rooms: 133
Meeting Space: 15,000 square feet
Food & Beverage: Caroline's Restaurant and The Riverboat Lounge
With its key position on the Mississippi’s “Great River Road,” Dubuque, Iowa, features an expansive historic downtown district. At the district’s center stood the timeworn Hotel Julien Dubuque. With more than 100 years of now faded eminence, an enlightened ownership group reached out to IDM to serve as the Development Consultant to bring the historic property back to life and to relevance for today’s business traveler and leisure guest.
A renovation and restoration effort totaling more than $33M was undertaken. IDM managed the development team and repositioned the hotel in the marketplace. Reopened in September 2009, Hotel Julien Dubuque is now a full-service, 133-room hotel offering more than 15,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, Caroline’s Restaurant, The Riverboat Lounge and Potosa Spa.
Moreover, the hotel has served as a springboard to continued re-development in downtown Dubuque. Today, the hotel is positioned at the highest level of service and accommodations in the Tri-State area and outperforms its competition in daily rate, revenue and revenue per available room. IDM continues to provide ongoing Hotel Management Services for Hotel Julien Dubuque.