Originally opened in May of 1913, the Hotel Pattee was the vision of enterprising brothers Harry and William Pattee. Perry was at that time a thriving agricultural and railroad town 35 miles north of Des Moines Iowa. Over the years, the hotel reflected the community’s economy in good times and bad.
By 1993 the hotel had fallen into a state of disrepairs and was facing extinction when it was purchased by Howard and Roberta Ahmanson. Roberta Green Ahmanson was a native of Perry Iowa and had a vision of restoring the hotel to its former beauty that she remembered as a small child, in an effort to bring life back to the city.
The hotel closed in 1995 for a complete renovation and then reopened on May 29, 1997 – eighty –four years to the day of its original grand opening.
The newly renovated hotel incorporated the culture and experiences of the local area into its 40 individually themed rooms and the public spaces. Attention to every detail was given in order to provide visitors to the hotel with a memorable experience.
The history of the hotel and the community along with its culture is reflected in the styles and artwork found throughout the hotel. We welcome you to our small piece of Americana nestled into Hometown Iowa.