Holiday Inn Express & Hampton Inn

Carter Lake, IA

These new, three-story hotels are situated on 4.5 acres in a flood plain. We found that the land was previously developed and platted with little consideration for managing storm water runoff.


The originally platted lot configuration was revised to accommodate this new use. A bioswale was designed across the replatted hotel properties to manage storm water runoff and grading was designed to elevate both structures above the designated 100-year flood elevation.

Key Partners

Lincoln Hotel Group – developer
NGC Group – design/build contractor
Encompass Architects – building architect (Holiday Inn Express)
Central Design Group – building architect (Hampton Inn)