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Last updated on February 7, 2019 at 1:49:51 PM
Both room blocks have reached capacity. We're in the process of negotiating a room block at a third hotel. The reservation link for those rooms will be posted as soon as it is available. Rooms may open up in the original two hotels as people cancel unneeded rooms, so please check back periodically for availability. Central Office is keeping an email list to send out to interested parties whenever we learn of cancelations or new blocks. Click to request to be added to that list.

Lodging

Hotels


LWMS has room blocks in two hotels in Des Moines. Both hotels offer:

  • choice of one king or two queen beds. Please state your room preference when booking.

  • free shuttle service to and from the airport

  • coffee makers in the rooms

  • complimentary Wi-Fi

  • indoor swimming

  • fitness center

Hilton Des Moines Downtown
435 Park Street
Des Moines, IA  50309
(515) 241-1456
Group Code is LWMS
Hilton Reservation link 

The room rate is $139 + tax. The hotel is attached to the convention center by skywalk. Check in time is 3:00 p.m., check out time is 12 p.m. Hotel has a coffee shop/cafe, breakfast available (surcharge). Valet parking and self parking are available for a fee. The hotel connects to an additional public parking lot by skywalk.
 


Comfort Inn & Suites Des Moines
929 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA  50309
(515) 282-5251
Group Code is Lutheran Women's Missionary Society
Comfort Inn Reservation link

The room rate is $130 + tax. The hotel is across the street one block from the convention center. Check in time is 3:00 p.m., check out time is 11:00 a.m. Free breakfast daily. Comfort Inn and & Suites does not charge for parking.
 
How far is the walk from the Comfort Inn & Suites to the Convention Center?

This picture was taken from inside the hotel looking at the convention center. The arrow marks the entrance to the center.

Meals

The registration fee will include lunch on Friday and Saturday and dinner on Saturday. 

In order to accommodate many of our attendees, we are listing options for Gluten Free diets as well as Vegetarian. On the registration form, please select the menu for each meal that best fits your diet. You may still list allergies on the registration form. If you need further adjustments made to the menus you selected, please tell us details of what you need replaced and what would work for you. All special meals must be ordered by the convention registration deadline. Thank you!

 
  Standard Menu Gluten Free (GF) Vegetarian
Friday Lunch Hot Turkey Open-faced Sandwich
Thick Vienna Bread with Mashed Potatoes,
Turkey, and served with Mornay Sauce
Green Beans
Assorted Cookies
Coffee, Iced Tea, Iced Water
Hot Turkey Open-faced Sandwich
Chef's Choice Gluten-free Bread with Mashed Potatoes,
Turkey, and served with Chef's Choice Sauce
Green Beans
Chef's Choice Dessert
Coffee, Iced Tea, Iced Water

Specialty Vegetarian Open-faced Sandwich
Thick Vienna Bread with Mashed Potatoes,
Forest Blend of Mushrooms , and served with Mornay Sauce
Green Beans
Assorted Cookies
Coffee, Iced Tea, Iced Water

 
Saturday Lunch

On the Border Grilled Chicken Salad
Grilled Chicken Breast over Chopped Romaine and Mixed Greens, topped with Corn and Tomato Relish and Crisp Tortilla Chips, and served with Avocado Ranch and Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
Grilled Assorted Breads
(Ciabatta, Naan, Focaccia)
Brownies and Lemon Bars
Coffee, Iced Tea, Iced Water

On the Border Grilled Chicken Salad
Grilled Chicken Breast over Chopped Romaine and Mixed Greens, topped with Corn and Tomato Relish and Crisp Tortilla Chips, and served with Avocado Ranch and Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
Chef's Choice Dessert
Coffee, Iced Tea, Iced Water
On the Border Grilled Tofu Salad
Seared Tofu over Chopped Romaine and Mixed Greens, topped with Corn and Tomato Relish and Crisp Tortilla Chips, and served with Avocado Ranch and Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
Grilled Assorted Breads
(Ciabatta, Naan, Focaccia)
Brownies and Lemon Bars
Coffee, Iced Tea, Iced Water
Banquet
Iowa Pork Chop
Crisp Garden Greens with Sliced Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Shredded Carrots served with Ranch and Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressings
Rolls and Butter
8 oz. Boneless Pork Chop topped with Bacon and Scallion Cream Sauce
Roasted Red Potatoes
Asparagus
Fruit and Turtle Cheesecakes
Iced Water and Coffee
Iowa Pork Chop
Crisp Garden Greens with Sliced Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Shredded Carrots served with Ranch and Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressings
8 oz. Boneless Pork Chop topped with Bacon and Scallion Cream Sauce
Roasted Red Potatoes
Asparagus
Chef's Choice Dessert
Iced Water and Coffee
Specialty Vegetarian Plate
Crisp Garden Greens with Sliced Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Shredded Carrots served with Ranch and Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressings
Pea and Carrot Puree served with Green Onion and Mushroom Wild Rice
Seared Tofu
Fruit and Turtle Cheesecakes
Iced Water and Coffee

Travel

Bus Trips

Airport

Des Moines International Airport is serviced by Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, and United airlines.