For more information contact:
LaVonne Hamilton Klein
VP/Stoney Creek Hospitality Corporation
(309) 263-1334

Tiffany Tauscheck
Vice President of Marketing, GDMCVB
(515) 699-3433 Direct
(515) 491-9350 Cell

DES MOINES, IA - Stoney Creek Inn in Johnston, Iowa is the proud recipient of the "Best of MidAmerica" Award from Meetings MidAmerica Magazine. Readers were asked to choose their favorite properties, considering many key factors, including: quality of meeting space, guest rooms, staff, service, food and beverage amenities, activities and value. The property must have been visited within the last year. The property was also chosen by top national meeting planners as an outstanding meeting facility.

Stoney Creek Inn is also proud to announce the imminent completion of a major renovation of the property in Johnston, located right of I-80. Renovations include: new guest room carpet, wallpaper, furniture, bedding, window coverings, art work and flat panel TV's in all rooms, public upgrades, conference center changes in corridor carpeting, wallpaper, AV equipment, new pool furniture and selected Wilderness Park updates. The remodel slogan of "A great place just got GREATER!" certainly seems appropriate.

Since its beginning in 1994, the Stoney Creek Inn concept of a collection of upscale lodge properties has grown to 12 hotels in the Midwest. Locations are Galena, Peoria, Quad Cities and Quincy, Illinois, Des Moines, Sioux City, and Waukon, Iowa, Columbia and St. Joseph, Missouri and La Crosse and Wausau, Wisconsin.

The newest property and the first in the Grand Lodge by Stoney Creek brand is located in Wausau, Wisconsin. The Grand amenity at this property is Loggers Landing Water Park, 50,000 square feet of fun!

For reservations and information, visit the website at or call (800) 659-2220.