Tuesday July 16th, 2013 - 12:46PM
MINNEAPOLIS—Hyatt Regency Minneapolis has completed Phase II of its renovation, which included a major expansion, adding over 20,000 sq. ft. of event space and an additional 112 new guestrooms and 54 high-end suites.
Phase I of the renovation of the hotel's guestrooms, suites, public areas and a restaurant was completed in June 2012. The entire project was funded and conducted by a joint venture of affiliates of Starwood Capital Group, Haberhill and Hyatt Hotels. New York-based Stonehill & Taylor was responsible for the architecture and interior design and MP Johnson Construction Inc. was the construction firm.
“We are excited to unveil a second round of multi-million dollar enhancements that reflect the unique heritage of Minnesota,” Mark Becker, general manager, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, said in a statement. “The largest event space in the city and new guestrooms and suites allows Hyatt Regency Minneapolis to attract even more meetings and conventions, as well as accommodate leisure travelers.”
Now that Phase II is complete, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis has over 100,000 square feet of meetings and event space, allowing two or three functions to take place simultaneously. The additional meeting space includes flexible breakout rooms ranging from 400 square feet to 4,500 sq. ft. and two new ballrooms: Northstar and Great Lakes.
The new spaces feature a Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic with top-of-the-line furnishings, original artwork and modern décor. The two-story 12,000 sq.-ft. Great Lakes Ballroom has large pre-function, meeting and breakout rooms and private bathrooms.
The Great Lakes Ballroom design incorporates elements of the unique heritage of Minneapolis, such as 9.5-ft. wide light fixtures made of painted gold yarn, a reference to the wool mills that dot the state. The Northstar Ballroom is a 10,500-sq.-ft. event space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lovely Loring Greenway.
The Lakeshore meeting room features a custom fabric mural, a wall-to-wall panorama of Minneapolis’ three famous mills - Gold Medal Flour Mill, Crown Roller and North Star Mill – as a celebration of the local economy.
The new suites incorporate high-level finishes, artwork by local artists and materials manufactured in North America. The living room area features vivid hues inspired by Minnesota’s landscape of lakes and rivers. Custom-made, high-end furniture is arranged in seating groups, upholstered with luxury fabrics.