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Weekend with WOOD will take place at WOOD magazine's world headquarters on the Meredith Corporation campus.

Meredith Corporation
1716 Locust St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Free parking is provided for attendees.

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Stay at the official 2016 Weekend With WOOD hotel!

This year, we’ve designated the Renaissance Savery Hotel (a Marriott Rewards member) as the official hotel of Weekend With WOOD. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Renaissance Savery Hotel stands as an elegant architectural landmark in the heart of downtown Des Moines.

Fresh from a $20 million top-to-bottom renovation, the Renaissance Savery is within walking distance of Weekend With WOOD (about 12 blocks), restaurants, the Downtown Des Moines Farmers’ Market, and the East Village and Court Avenue entertainment districts, as well as Principal Park (home of the Iowa Cubs triple A baseball) and Wells Fargo Arena (home of the Iowa Barnstormers of the Indoor Football League).

Book your room at the Renaissance Savery and enjoy these benefits:

  • Network with fellow woodworkers before and after the day’s events in the hotel’s restaurant, lobby, or bar
  • Special room rates for Weekend With WOOD attendees
    King bed or two double beds for $119
    Upgrade room (includes kitchenette) for $139
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet in all guest rooms and public areas
  • Complimentary 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport

Reservations must be made on or before April 28, 2016.* Room availability is limited, so book early by calling toll-free 800-514-4706 and ask for the “Weekend With WOOD Block.” Or reservations can be made online.

*After April 28, unreserved rooms will be released and the Weekend With WOOD rates may not be available. Room rates shown do not include applicable state and local taxes. Reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card and cancelled 24 hours prior to arrival to avoid a cancellation fee. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Although the hotel will make every reasonable effort to accommodate guests who arrive before check-in time, please recognize that guest rooms may not be immediately available. Hotel check-out time is noon.

Pursuant to the Iowa Smoke-Free Air Act, the Renaissance Savery is a smoke-free hotel. There is a significant room recovery fee for guests who do not comply in order to cover the extensive cost of restoring guest rooms to a smoke-free condition.

Air travelers: When you arrive in Des Moines pick up a courtesy phone at the airport, or call 515-244-2151, for complimentary hotel shuttle service.

If you’d like to split room costs with another attendee, visit the Weekend With WOOD Facebook page and post your needs there. Room rate is the same for up to 4 people in one room. (The front desk can split the rate upon check-in.)

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