Whitney Jensen, the Front Desk Supervisor at Hotel Blackhawk (and previously at Hotel Blackhawk’s sister hotel, The Current Iowa) was awarded the 2018 Spirit of Hospitality Employee of the Year Award from the Iowa Lodging Association in Des Moines this past weekend.

With associate’s like Whitney, it is clear to see why Hotel Blackhawk (part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection Hotels) is the #1 rated hotel in Iowa by U.S. News & World Report. 

UP, at The Current Iowa is presenting a Red - White and Boom Party on Tuesday, July 3rd from 6 to 10 pm.

It promises to be the “hottest ticket” in town.

Tickets will be limited so that every guest can come outside on the rooftop sky deck to view the fireworks.

It will also allow room for those who want to come inside to cool off, etc.

What:                   First Annual Party at UP (rooftop of The Current Iowa)

The Current Iowa, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, is hosting a grand opening event unlike any other. #ExactlyLikeNothingElse Come join us in celebrating the opening of this new art-inspired hotel and enjoy all The Current’s grand opening party has to offer from live DJ music, to face painting to live painting to beer tastings to world-record-setting murals!

Blending chic elegance with Midwestern charm, The Current Iowa adds an exciting Quad Cities hotel option

Davenport, IA (April 18, 2017) – The Current Iowa is opening July 5th. The Current Hotel is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection; the luxury boutique and lifestyle division comprised of exceptional one-of-a-kind hotels.

The Current will place an emphasis on taking an artful approach to every aspect of the guest experience.


Amy & Amrit Gill (developers who own and manage the award-winning Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport Iowa) plan to open a new luxury/boutique hotel, called The Current, Iowa. The 1910 historic Putnam Building in downtown Davenport, is being renovated into a 78 Room Luxury Boutique Hotel. The Current will proudly fly Marriott’s Autograph Collection Hotel, the same flag that the Hotel Blackhawk flies.