Kraus-Anderson Cos. on Friday unveiled more details about the luxury hotel it plans to build in downtown Minneapolis as part of a block of development that includes an apartment tower, brewery, and its own new headquarters.
The eight-story hotel will be called the Elliot, named after the Elliot Park neighborhood it is in, and be part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection of boutique hotels. It will have 165 rooms and a restaurant, event space and meeting rooms.
Kraus-Anderson is developing the hotel in partnership with Wilkinson Corp., a real estate investment firm in Yakima, Wash. Wilkinson will operate the hotel along with Coury Hospitality, which is a leading operator of Autograph Collection hotels.
“Each of our hotels boasts unique experiences rooted in their personality. No two are the same since no two hotels share the same story,” Paul Coury, chairman of Coury Hospitality, said in a statement. “The Elliot will be distinct and aims to showcase some of the most beautifully orchestrated hotel experiences the world has to offer.”
The only other Autograph Collection hotel in the state is the 222-room Hotel Minneapolis, near Minneapolis City Hall.
Minneapolis-based ESG Architects will lead the design of the Elliot. Construction on the hotel is expected to start next April with an opening planned for the summer of 2018. The hotel will be connected to a Finnegan’s microbrewery.
Earlier this month, preconstruction started on the 17-story apartment building on the block, which previously was home to Kraus-Anderson’s office building and surface parking. Work on the firm’s new, five-story headquarters is already underway.