Perry’s Hotel Pattee to Reopen Next Month

Historic hotel has been closed since December 2006

Posted by CC on June 7th, 2008 12:25 pm

The Historic Hotel Pattee will reopen next month under the management of Leisure Hotels & Resorts of Leawood, Kansas. Perry native Roberta Green Ahmanson renovated and opened the 1913 hotel in 1997, drawing tourists and conferences to the community. The hotel was known for its themed rooms and its art collection. The hotel’s closing in 2006 rippled through other businesses in the community; several closed or cut back hours during 2007. Leisure Hotels runs several other hotels in Iowa, including Storm Lake, West Des Moines, and Cedar Rapids.

Two other historic buildings in Perry previously owned by the Ahmansons will come under the ownership of the City. The 1904 Carnegie Library, most recently used as a museum, will be donated to the City and reopened with assistance from local historical groups and arts/culture programs from Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. The City will purchase a former bank building and use it as shared office space between the City, school district, and Chamber of Commerce.
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