in downtown Minneapolis has been re-imagined as a “hotel for locavores,” according to a recent New York Times story
Part of the hotel’s recent $25 million renovation used area manufacturers, artisans, and artists. Its new décor “pays tribute to the city’s heritage and industry,” it states.
While the hotel is internationally known, architect Mike Suomi of Stonehill & Taylor
says in the story, “We also wanted to craft a narrative that is specific to the location.”
Design touches reference timber and woolen mills while an oversized map of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers is tied together with Post-Its, which the city is also known for.