OFFICIAL CONFERENCE HOTEL BOOKING LINKS COMING SOON
We are excited to have you join the cheese community in Des Moines, OR for the ACS 2023 Conference. The majority of conference functions and sessions for attendees will take place at the Iowa Events Center located at 730 3rd Street in Des Moines, IA.
ACS has negotiated special discounted rates for attendees at select hotels conveniently located near the Iowa Event Center. We strongly encourage attendees to stay at one of the official conference hotels and book within the contracted room blocks to make the most of your conference experience and network with other attendees.
Making your Reservation
Book your hotel at ACS’s negotiated discount rates for the best pricing. The secure link to book your room for each of the official hotels will be available soon.
Reservations may also be booked directly with the hotel of your choice by contacting the hotel directly by phone and referencing American Cheese Society. Reservations are honored based on availability at the discounted rate and the room blocks may fill prior to cut-off on Thursday, June 15 at 5 pm CT. We encourage you to make your reservation early with the hotel of your choice to secure your reservation. Below are some tips to help with you secure your room:
- If any of the nights you wish to book are not available in the ACS Block or at the ACS Rate, ask the hotel to book those nights at their regular rate. This will allow you to reserve the nights you need, and to take advantage of the ACS Rate for as many nights as possible.
- Check back with the hotel closer to conference to see if rooms have opened up at the ACS Rate, and confirm that they will honor the lowest rate available over your reservation dates.
- Book your travel first, then book your room based on your confirmed travel dates. This ensures the accuracy of your reservation and helps other attendees secure rooms.
- A major credit card and/or one-night payment for room and tax will be required at the time of booking to hold your reservation.
Hilton Des Moines Downtown
The Hilton Des Moines Downtown is located .2 miles from the Iowa Event Center and connected by covered skywalk. The discounted rate is honored from July 16 – July 22 on a space-available basis. Dates up to three days pre and post-conference may also be honored at the discounted rate on a space-available basis, please call the reservations number.
Rate: $174 + taxes and fess per night
Address: 435 Park Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Reservations: 1-800-HILTONS – reference the American Cheese Society or ACS2 to receive the discounted rate
Booking Link: Reserve Your Room
Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel
The Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel is located .3 miles from the Iowa Event Center and connected by covered skywalk. The discounted rate is honored July 15 – July 22 on a space-available basis. Dates up to three days pre and post-conference may also be honored at the discounted rate on a space-available basis, please call the reservations number.
Rate: $164 + taxes and fees per night
Address: 401 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Reservations: 515-244-2151 – reference the American Cheese Society to receive the discounted rate
Booking Link: Reserve Your Room
Beware of Room Block “Poachers”
Please note the American Cheese Society does not hire an official housing bureau or group housing company to handle hotel reservations. Please be advised that any unauthorized group housing company (also known in the conference industry as a room block poacher or pirate) that attempts to contact attendees, companies, and/or sponsors that may be associated with the Conference are fraudulent and are not authorized by the American Cheese Society. Only reservations booked directly through the secure link provided or directly with the contracted Conference hotels by phone are part of the official contracted conference room block.
Travel to Des Moines
Air: Des Moines International Airport (DSM) is serviced by several main airline carriers including American Airlines, Allegiant Air, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines with over 160 flights a day, including 20+ direct flights to major U.S. cities. The airport is 5.6 miles from the Iowa Event Center. Allow yourself at least 15 minutes of travel time to get from the airport to the Iowa Event Center. Please visit the Des Moines International Aiport for additional information on services.
Ground Transportation: Taxi, Uber and Lyft and public bus services are also available.
Shuttle: A number of hotels provide their customers with transportation to and from the Des Moines International Airport. See full list of hotels that provide shuttle services and regional shuttles here. Shuttle fees are the responsibility of the guest.
Hilton Des Moines Downtown: Airport Shuttle is available complimentary from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily and on a first come first serve basis. Shuttle runs every 30 minutes for drop offs and pick up. Call 515-241-1456 for more information.
Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel: The hotel shuttle is available from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. To utilize the shuttle from the hotel, please call the front desk once you arrive to baggage claim to see what complimentary pick up times are running and available. Call 515-244-2151 for the shuttle and more information.
Hotel Parking: Please note: the American Cheese Society does not validate nor will the hotel validate parking for Conference attendees. Parking fees are the responsibility of the guest.
Hilton Des Moines Downtown: Overnight self-parking with in-and-out privileges for guests are $25 per night.
Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel: Off-Site Parking at the City Garage .1 miles away. All City-owned parking garages charge $1 per hour with a daily max of $10.
Convention Center Parking: Surface parking lots offer the closest and most convenient access to the facility. $10 for cars and trucks, $20 for large trucks (duallys and snow blades) and $40 for RVs and Buses. More information about parking at the Iowa Events Center can be found here.
Questions about hotel and travel? Please contact the ACS office at 720-328-2788 or Contact Us. We look forward to seeing you in Des Moines this summer!