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

(Feb. 9, 2015) – ABC’s The Bachelor will shine a spotlight on the beautiful city of Dubuque, Iowa during an upcoming episode that was filmed at Hotel Julien Dubuque. The episode will feature the final rose ceremony before proceeding to the highly-coveted hometown dates, set in Hotel Julien Dubuque’s elegant Grande Ballroom. The episode is scheduled to air Monday, February 16, 2015, at 8/7c on ABC.

“We are thrilled to be featured in such a popular series,” said Dwight Hopfauf, General Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque. “The opportunity to showcase our elegant, historic property, which underwent a $34 million renovation to restore its 1915 grandeur and is now celebrating its 100th anniversary, is truly exciting. Our ownership, management, and staff are delighted that viewers will get to see the beautiful setting that we are all so very proud to be a part of at Hotel Julien Dubuque.” 

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.


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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