AC Hotel Minneapolis Downtown

401 Hennepin Av. S, Minneapolis

245 rooms

Opening in October

Brand’s first property in Minnesota, features the brand’s signature AC Lounge and Bar, AC Library, AC Store

“We believe this property’s location in the heart of downtown, Marriott brand affiliation, and the lifestyle nature of the product will make this a very desirable hotel in downtown Minneapolis.” —Bob Solfelt, vice president and general manager at Mortenson Development

Embassy Suites by Hilton

12 S. 6th St., Minneapolis

290 suites

Opened Aug. 25

Located within Plymouth Building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, formerly office space, looking for tenant for downstairs space

“I think a lot of your hotels now are trying to make sure that they have some sort of an edge. That edge can be more a local edge or local flair.” —Larry Daniels, vice president of operations for HRI Lodging

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton

200 W. 7th St., St. Paul

160 rooms

Opening in December.

Situated on the block of the former Seven Corners hardware store, most rooms have views of the Mississippi River and the Cathedral of St. Paul

“It’s an exciting spot to be. The location is fantastic for the guests.” —Michael Gulotty, vice president of operations for Vista Host

Hewing Hotel

300 Washington Av. N., Minneapolis

124 rooms

Opening no later than November

Occupying the Jackson Building, Hewing name is a reference to an old logging process, interior design has Minnesota and Scandinavian influence

“We are always going to be thinking about what’s the dynamic nature of Minneapolis and how to celebrate the important things.” —Mario Tricoci, chief executive of Aparium Hotel Group

Hyatt Place St. Paul

180 E. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul

149 rooms

Opened Sept. 8

Within the former U.S. Post Office building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, kept many of historic features such as floors, tile, doors

“The new Hyatt Place St. Paul is the coolest hotel in St. Paul. The hotel offers modern amenities inside a historic art deco shell.” —Herbert Tousley, principal at Exeter Group

Radisson Red

609 S. 3rd St., Minneapolis

164 rooms

To open in November

First U.S. Radisson Red location (Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group headquartered here), large mural by Adam Turman near entrance, signature food and beverage outlet, OUIBar and+ KTCHN

“We really wanted to be different. When you walk in here, it’s not like any other hotel.” —Rich Flores, vice president of branding for Radisson RED


Proposed hotels in downtown Minneapolis: Hyatt Centric, Four Seasons Hotel in Nicollet Hotel Block, Thresher Square, the Stone Arch Hotel, Federal Plaza hotel, a Brewtel by Kraus-Anderson, Holiday Inn Express, the Iron Clad. In St. Paul: Radisson Red, Empire Building