The Des Moines arts scene could reach new heights with a luxury hotel that will lend its name and operational savvy to a 131-room hotel planned for the Fifth development in downtown Des Moines.

Louisville, Ky.-based 21c Museum Hotels has signed with Mandelbaum Properties to bring a blend of art museum and upscale hotel to a mixed-use project that includes a 12-story hotel as part of a 40-story tower with 208 luxury apartments at Fifth and Walnut streets, an eight-screen, dine-in movie theater topped by two floors of commercial space at Fifth and Court Avenue, and a 690-stall public parking garage located midblock along Fifth between Court and Walnut.

21c Museum Hotel Des Moines also will provide a presidential suite that will occupy 2,500 square feet on the tower’s 40th floor and could double as event space.

The hotel will have nearly 7,000 square feet of museum space open around the clock for guests and the public, a ground-floor restaurant, a 12th-floor bar and an amenity deck that includes spa and fitness facilities to be shared with the apartment residents. Apartment residents will be able to order room service.

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