Catalyst Project Management


Catalytic projects designed to spark 18-hour vitality and facilitate real economic benefit. Upscale, boutique accommodation products and brands that celebrate where they are in the world.

Hotel Grinnell, Iowa


It starts with our team. Angela Harrington, Catalyst President/CEO has extensive experience in product development, strategic marketing, complex operations management and the direction of extraordinary service teams specifically related to tourism, hospitality and events.  She holds Master Certificates from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) in Hospitality Operations, Marketing & Revenue Management as well as a BA in Behavioral Science from Metropolitan State University of Denver.  Contagious enthusiasm, tenacity and courage combined with outstanding operations and team leadership skills to achieve extraordinary results.

The executive team, consisting of specialized hospitality industry experts with more than 100 cumulative years of experience, make Catalyst a leader in hospitality management.  Our experts have backgrounds in Food and Beverage, Hotel Operations, Public Relations, Reputation Management, Marketing and Publicity, Event and Group Sales, Revenue Management and Booking Systems, Brand Development and Delivery, Facility and Equipment and Accounting.  Together they have built a reputation of creating top-notch guest experiences and profitable return for hoteliers.

What makes us different?

We do the work.  We're not consultants.  We're partners and executors.  From day one, we work with your team in assessing opportunities for growth, developing short term and long-term goals and hit the ground running.  Whether you're developing a new hotel, recently acquired a new property or have owned the property for 20 years, we can help. We're selective in finding the right partners in the right markets. We are exclusive to independently-owned properties within the state of Iowa.  We'll only manage one property in each market; the one that has the most interesting story-the one with the potential to be the city's best, most iconic hotel.

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hotel grinnell exterior at night

What Others Are Saying

"The benefits of Hotel Grinnell have been diverse and signficant.  Hotel Grinnell drives visitors to our downtown, supports retail and service businesses by generating traffic, provides quality lodging and business meeting facilities for our other companies, and builds on our strong social and cultural activities in our city center.  Hotel Grinnell's positive impacts are exceeding expectations." Russ Behrens, City Manager, Grinnell, Iowa

"Since it's opening, Hotel Grinnell has been a tremendous asset to the college and the town. By providing a high end offering, the hotel has helped Grinnell put its best foot forward for visitors who are seeking a more boutique experience. Guests to the college, including speakers, prospective students and families, and trustees, now have an upscale boutique option that is walking distance to campus. Located just a block from campus and in the heart of downtown, the hotel also provides a draw for visitors who might otherwise miss what Grinnell's revitalized downtown has to offer.  Most notably, in warmer weather, the Periodic Table's outdoor patio has provided a new mingling spot for people from all walks of life to gather and relax. With sparkling lights, and crowds of people, the hotel has awakened excitement and vitality in a previously sleepy downtown." Monica Chavez-Silva AVP for Community Enhancement, Grinnell College Office of Community Enhancement & Engagement