The 51-room Hotel Chauncey in Iowa City, owned by Hawkeyes Hotel led by Ravi Patel as president, has joined Hilton’s Tapestry Collection.

HAWKEYE HOTELS’ HOTEL Chauncey Iowa City, Iowa, has joined the Tapestry Collection by Hilton. With this, the boutique hotel will have the option to book through Hilton’s reservation system, and guests will be eligible for Hilton’s loyalty program, according to the Coralville, Iowa-based company.

Hawkeye Hotels, led by Ravi Patel as president, opened the 51-room Chauncey in in January 2020.

“It’s an honor to join the Tapestry Collection by Hilton,” said Ravi Patel, president of Hawkeye Hotels. “We are proud of the unique experience that Hotel Chauncey offers guests, from the modern, functional design aesthetic to enhanced amenities like the independent movie theater, bowling alley, arcade and social lounge housed under one roof. Hotel Chauncey’s integration with the downtown community and with the arts and culture that make this city unique, allows guests to feel they have truly explored Iowa City during their stay.”

According to a statement, the hotel will retain the same design and amenities, including a 24-7 fitness center and rooftop terrace that boasts expansive views of historic downtown Iowa City and the University of Iowa Campus. All guestrooms include a large kitchenette with work space, while suites also include a large living space, it added.

The Chauncey building also houses a social lounge, bowling alley, arcade, movie theater and gourmet coffee shop, with dozens of other shops, restaurants and entertainment in the closer vicinity.

Hawkeye Hotels also is planning to bring its Hotel Vetro, also in Iowa City, into the Tapestry Collection.  Hilton launched the Tapestry Collection to serve customers who look for more unique hotels with interesting histories and which provide immersive experiences in the local community. The upscale properties under the program are independently operated and adhere to Hilton hospitality standards.

Founded in 1982 with one roadside hotel in Mena, Arkansas, Hawkeye Hotels has become one of the fastest-growing hospitality companies in the US. The firm, which employs over 1,000 staff, owns and operates over 60 hotels across the country, with additional properties under development.

In March, the company made its second and third hotel acquisitions of the year, in Ohio and Oklahoma. They include the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Cambridge, Ohio, and the Aloft Oklahoma City Downtown – Bricktown in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The company acquired in January a Staybridge Suites in Lafayette, Louisiana.