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CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON "THE ELLIOT PARK HOTEL"

Construction will begin this month on a new 8 story, 168 room hotel in Downtown Minneapolis.

The Elliot Park Hotel, will be part of Kraus Anderson's new mixed-used development located between S 8th Street and 9th Street along Fifth Avenue S. The redevelopment of the former Kraus Anderson headquarters includes a new five story headquarters for Kraus Anderson along with a 17 story residential building called "H.Q." and a 4 story Finnegan's Micro-Brewery. 

The Autograph Collection, a group of independently owned and operated high profile hotels under the Marriott flag, was created in 2010 and includes 102 different hotel properties around the world. One of those properties being The Hotel Minneapolis, which opened in 2008 and includes 222 rooms.

THE DETAILS

While the exact images on what The Elliot Park Hotel will look like inside have yet to be released, we do know a few details. The hotel will be uniquely designed and will be constructed with high end materials that reflect the surrounding community. 

The hotel will include a fireside lounge along with a library, event space, meeting rooms, and of course a fitness center for those health buffs who don't want to slack while on a business trip or vacation. The exterior of the building will be wrapped in brick and include large windows along with a largely transparent first floor.

The main entrance will be located off of 5th Avenue S while there will be an additional drop off location in the courtyard connecting the hotel to the brewery.

On the ground floor of the hotel will be a restaurant called "Tavola" which will specialize in farm-to-table Italian cuisine. There also will be a private dining room located within the restaurant for special events and dinners.

Coury Hospitality will operate The Elliott Park Hotel. "Their hotel portfolio includes four Ambassador Hotels under the Autograph Hotel Collection and one independently branded hotel." The company also has five additional Autograph Collection hotels either planned or under construction.

Construction is expected to be complete in Summer 2018 with the opening of The Elliott Park Hotel occurring in late Summer 2018.


 

Uptown, meet Moxy. Your long awaited hotel.


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Uptown may soon get the hotel that many have hoped and wished for for many years now, that's if Graves Hospitality wish to bring a new Marriott branded hotel called Moxy is granted by the city of Minneapolis.

Planned for 1121 West Lake Street, the new Moxy hotel would stand 9 stories tall and feature a ground floor restaurant/bar along 144 guest rooms on floors 2-9. The ground floor restaurant would be managed by Minneapolis based Graves Hospitality. A fun fact about this project is that it would be the FIRST Moxy hotel to open in the United States.

Plans for the street level of the new Moxy hotel  |  Collage Architects

Moxy most likely is a hotel chain you have yet to hear of and there's a good reason; it's less than a year old. The hotel brand was developed by Marriott and currently only has ONE open location in the entire world. That location won't remain the only child for long as 50 more hotels are in the pipeline for the Moxy brand expected to bring over 10,000 new hotel rooms to Marriott's portfolio.

Moxy hotels are planned for high profile metropolitan areas across the country such as New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and Chicago and also in European countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom.

Moxy is mean't to be a new style of hotel. Described by Marriott as an affordable luxury hotel chain that falls under the 3-star-tier segment, it's aimed at the millennial traveler "who understands that style can be delivered at attractive prices." The hotels feature innovative technology and style that are sure to attract younger generations while offering prices that are lower than comparable hotel brands. Hotels feature vibrant lobby areas that offer 24-hour cafe/bars along with seating areas equipped with all the technological needs one could desire.

The planned Moxy hotel for Uptown's Lake Street will go before the Minneapolis Planning Commission this Thursday, November 19th, in order to seek a height variance (4 stories or 56 feet is currently allowed on site) along with feedback on massing and a request for C3A zoning.

We'll have more details regarding the project as they become available.