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Seneca Wallace opens new hotel in Ames

The new, 120-room Courtyard by Marriott hopes to be a boost for gamedays.

AMES, Iowa — Former Cyclones quarterback Seneca Wallace cut the ribbon Friday on his latest business venture: a hotel in Ames.

Wallace is the co-owner of the Courtyard by Marriott in south Ames, a 120-room hotel that hopes to boost the gameday experience.

"Is this ideal to be opening up a hotel? Probably not," Wallace said. "But what do you do? You gotta continue to keep prospering and move forward, and eventually this will pass like everything else."

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