MINNEAPOLIS—The Marquette Hotel is undergoing a $25-million transformation and conversion to Curio Collection by Hilton. This will be the Curio Collection’s first hotel in Minnesota. it is owned by JMI Realty and managed by HEI Hotels and Resorts.
Hotel renovations are set to be complete at the end of May with transition to Curio Collection in late June 2017. A full redesign by Mark Zeff Design will serve the 282 guestrooms, as well as a new lobby, food & beverage outlets and public spaces.
The hotel’s redesign will pay homage to the explorer, Jacques Marquette, with whom the hotel earns its name and location. The task was to maintain the grandeur of the Marquette with the new luxury of Minneapolis, according to the company. The redesign offers a color palette of deep gray, charcoal and vibrant blue tones. The guestrooms have hardwood floors and soft wood accents of marble and white linens. The rooms feature large windows. Room categories include Standard, Junior Suite, One Bedroom Suite, Presidential Suite and the Foshay Suite, which range in size between 450 and 1,200 sq. ft.
The lobby has the brand’s signature open-concept spaces with modern furnishings complete with ambient lighting and seating. Jacques, a signature restaurant, will be the newest addition to the hotel. The 2,000-sq.-ft. space will seat 76 in the restaurant and 16 at the bar. It will have a menu of Italian-Mediterranean influences.
Replacing Basil’s will be Jolliet House, named after explorer Louis Jolliet, a native explorer of the Mississippi River alongside Jacques Marquette. Jolliet House will feature a breakfast menu, lounge, and flexible dining options for guests and larger groups.
The hotel will continue to have amenities such as a 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour room service, 24-hour business center, bicycle rentals, in-room massages, personal shoppers and more. The Marquette also offers 25,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space.