The World Food Prize Foundation

2017 Hotels and Lodging

The 2017 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium will convene a fantastic array of international leaders, farmers, agribusiness executives, non-governmental organizations, and development experts to address the most critical issues facing global food security. This year, we honor the entrepreneurial spirit of farmers, and the ability of agriculture to provide health, wealth, and stability at the personal level and at the international level. The majority of symposium sessions and side events will take place at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown.

For all questions and inquiries, please contact Nicky Schissel at nschissel@worldfoodprize.org.

Des Moines Marriott Downtown (Conference Venue) 
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA
Tel: 515-245-5500 
Visit the Des Moines Marriott website

Please call the Marriott Downtown Des Moines at 515-245-5500 and ask for Reservations. When booking, please mention that you are attending the World Food Prize. 

Lounges and casual meeting places:

For more information on lounge and meeting room arrangements, please contact the Des Moines Marriott Downtown directly.

The following hotel is connected to the Marriott via the Skywalk. Please note there is no transportation arrangements with this hotel. 

Hyatt Place 
418 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA
Tel: 515-282-5555  or 1-800-993-4751
Visit the Hyatt Place website

There is not a block of reserved rooms at this location, please contact Hyatt Place directly

The following hotels are listed in order from shortest to longest distance from the Marriott. Please note there is no organized block of rooms or transportation arrangements with these hotels. 

Des Lux (Limited Rooms Available)
800 Locust St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Tel: (515) 288-5800 (Ask for Sandy Poundstone in Sales and Mention the World Food Prize)

Residence Inn Des Moines (0.8 miles
100 SW Water Street
Des Moines, IA
Tel: 515-288-4500
Visit the Residence Inn website

There is not a block of reserved rooms at this location, please contact the Residence Inn directly.

Hampton Inn and Suites  (0.8 miles) 
120 SW Water Street
Des Moines, IA
515-244-1650
Visit the Hampton Inn and Suites website

There is not a block of reserved rooms at this location, please contact the Hampton Inn and Suites directly.The following hotels are downtown. Please note there is no organized block of rooms or transportation arrangements with these hotels.

Comfort Inn and Suites (0.7 miles) 
929 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA
Tel: 515-282-5251
Visit the Comfort Inn and Suites website

Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown (0.7 miles) 
201 E Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 
Tel: 515-280-3828
Visit the Staybridge Suites website

Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines (0.6 miles) 
101 East Locust Street
Des Moines, IA
Tel: 515-244-1700
Visit the Embassy Suites website

The following two airport area hotels located about 15 minutes from the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. Please note there is no organized block of rooms or transportation arrangements with these two hotels. 

Fairfield Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport
6880 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA
Click here for reservations.

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Airport
6800 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA
Click here for reservations.

For all other questions and inquiries, please contact Nicky Schissel at nschissel@worldfoodprize.org.

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