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Millennium Hotel Minneapolis Reopens After Extensive Renovation

Monday June 10th, 2013 - 12:14PM


Millennium Hotel Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS—Millennium Hotel Minneapolis has re-opened after more than $22 million in extensive renovations throughout the property.  The hotel, which had a soft opening in April, closed in December 2012 to undergo a complete transformation.

The hotel has been remodeled from top to bottom including all 321 guest rooms and public spaces. Guest rooms now offer a modern, relaxed and refined look with upgraded technology and amenities. In addition, there is now a club floor and lounge allowing guests to conduct business in a private setting.

A new food and beverage concept, North 45 restaurant and bar features local craft beers and regionally influenced cuisine. Throughout the hotel's 22,000 square feet of function space, including two ballrooms, expect contemporary designs with state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities and lighting.

The regional character of Minnesota inspired the new design and layout of the hotel, created by Minneapolis-based firm RSP Architects. Local materials were brought in to evoke the surrounding area, including extensive use of Kasota Stone, which is also used in many of downtown Minneapolis' most famous buildings. White marble and birch bark were used for the columns, making them reminiscent of a birch forest, while Corten steel added texture to various elements of the building, reflecting the taconite found along the North Shore. In addition, the warm woods and leathers bring visitors back to the days of the Mills along the river.

"With the renovation of the Millennium Hotel Minneapolis, we have created a modern hotel that appeals to corporate travelers, convention attendees and our local guests through new spaces and experiences that cater to their specific needs," Robert Rivers, regional general manager—North America, said in a statement.  

—Matthew Marin