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Hotel Julien Dubuque to be Featured in Season Finale of ABC’s Hit Romance Reality Series The Bachelor

(Mar. 3, 2015) ABC’s The Bachelor will return to the beautiful river city of Dubuque, Iowa and Hotel Julien Dubuque for the season finale.  The newest Bachelor, Chris Soules, elects to hold the final rose ceremony in his home state of Iowa, marking the first-ever domestic location chosen for the filming of The Bachelor season finale.  The episode is scheduled to air Monday, March 9, 2015, at 8/7c on ABC.

“This is the first time ever that a hotel in the United States has been chosen for the filming of a finale episode of The Bachelor. I couldn’t be more proud for the associates, the management company, the ownership, and the city of Dubuque for being able to say that about this grand dame of a hotel,” said Dwight Hopfauf, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque. “We are very excited to see Hotel Julien Dubuque showcased in the season finale and welcome all of The Bachelor viewers and everyone else to visit Dubuque and experience the best in Midwestern hospitality. It is a remarkable hotel and area to visit.”

Chris Soules, the handsome and successful new Bachelor who has become known as “Prince Farming,” introduced himself to last season’s Bachelorette Andi Dorfman, and female fans fell hard for the soft-spoken man with a heart of gold. Now, this dreamboat farmer and wealthy businessman from Iowa is looking to fall in love and find a wife — and bring her back home to share a life with him in the small Iowa town of Arlington. With the support of his family and the state of Iowa rooting for him, Chris truly believes he can find the right woman to share a life with.  Follow Chris Soules’ search for his soul mate in the 19th edition of The Bachelor Mondays (8:00–10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.


Located in the heart of Dubuque’s Old Main District, Hotel Julien Dubuque offers the area’s most elegant accommodations and impeccable service. Built in 1915 and extensively renovated in 2009 to restore its original grandeur, this remarkable boutique hotel marries modern amenities with historic charm, featuring richly appointed suites, a stunning Grande Ballroom, exquisite meeting spaces, and a sunlit pool and fitness center.  An annual recipient of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, the property is home to Potosa Spa, Caroline’s Restaurant, and Riverboat Lounge, a local hot spot for live music and craft cocktails. Over the decades the hotel has welcomed its share of dignitaries, including Abraham Lincoln, “Buffalo Bill” Cody and Mark Twain, along with the notorious Chicago gangster Al Capone.

To celebrate The Bachelor at Hotel Julien Dubuque, the property is offering the following packages:

“The Bachelor”:

  • Individual night or weekend stays in the luxurious Capone Suite, a Premier King Suite, or a Whirlpool Suite
  • Champagne, a dozen long stemmed roses, and chocolate dipped strawberries upon arrival in the room
  • Dining Certificate for Caroline’s Restaurant
  • An in-room Couples Massage provided by Potosa Spa
  • All Taxes and Service Charges

“The Bachelorette”:

  • Individual night or weekend stays in a connecting Luxury Double Queen Suite and Whirlpool Suite for 8 girlfriends
  • Mimosas and Bloody Mary In-Room Service with Continental Breakfast
  • Wine Tasting and Bottle Service in Riverboat Lounge
  • $200 Dining Certificate in Caroline’s Restaurant
  • Two Mini Potosa Spa Services For 8
  • All Taxes and Service Charges


On ABC’s hit primetime reality series The Bachelor, one lucky man is offered the chance to find true love. A single and eligible Bachelor embarks on a romantic journey, getting to know a number of beautiful women, gradually narrowing the field as he continues his search for his soul mate. At the end of this romantic voyage, if he has found the one, will there be a proposal — and will she say yes? Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelor is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.


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