RDG in the Media: Upgrading the Historic Hotel Maytag
RDG’s Matt Coen, AIA speaks with Architizer about the process of renovating and restoring the iconic building and how modern upgrades have positioned the Hotel Maytag as an essential cultural landmark and competitive economic asset.
Originally constructed in 1926, the Hotel Maytag served as Newton, Iowa’s main event hub until the mid-1960s when its main ballroom closed. Over the next decades the structure underwent multiple ownership changes until, in 2017, rehabilitation efforts began in earnest.
The Hotel Maytag in Newton, Iowa by RDG. Photo by Jacob Sharp Photography.
Today, the Hotel Maytag has been transformed, bringing to life 45 new apartments, a rehabilitated Capitol Theater and Midtown Café and several new retail shops. The theater, now known as the Capitol II Theater, incorporates technology-rich, modern upgrades set against its uniquely historic aesthetic, positioning the Hotel Maytag as an essential cultural landmark and competitive economic asset. Architizer recently spoke with RDG Senior partner Matt Coen, AIA, about the process of renovating and restoring the iconic building.