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.
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.