The Savery Hotel, now known as the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel, is an historic building located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, United States. The hotel is an eleven-story building that rises 140 feet (43Â m) above the ground. H.L. Stevens & Co. designed the 233-room hotel in the Colonial Revival style. Opened in 1919, the building was extensively renovated in 1999. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. In the Jane Smiley novel A Thousand Acres, Ginny and Ty spend their wedding night at the Savery Hotel.